When my writing career began in , I never dreamed that I would open up about being on the autism spectrum, much less delve into the vulnerable details of my personal life. They may also have other symptoms including repetitive speech, an inability to pick up or respond to social cues, lack of eye contact, having one-sided conversations, and having obsessive tendencies or unusual mannerisms. It can seem overwhelming to even think about asking someone out let alone getting through the date itself.
You have more control over when you interact and the opportunity to get to know the person before the pressure of alone time together. Clear evidence that these characteristics are not caused by low intelligence or broad, across-the-board delays in overall development. If you want a clue as to whether or not they really like you, see the rules on eye contact.