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He has Aspergers - December 6th 2012, 07:17 PM

I'm going on a date on Saturday (I made a thread in relationships and dating) he just told me he has Aspergers so if he seems awkward that's why.

It doesn't bother me but I'm actually a bit more worried now :/ My uncle has it but I rarely see him. What should I expect? I'm a bit ignorant with this.


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Re: He has Aspergers - December 6th 2012, 07:28 PM

I have asperges myself and conversations can be easy but I find if I am in an environment where there's lots of noise it takes me a little longer to process the conversation and get I call 'information overload' this is where sight hearing touch and smell all get to much and it becomes to much, I also find jokes hard to understand and I take things literally.



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Re: He has Aspergers - December 7th 2012, 05:24 PM

I tend to be a bit sarcastic (in a jokey way, not in a nasty way) I need to be a bit careful about what I say :|

I suppose I'm a bit socially awkward myself so maybe he won't pick it up. Maybe it's a good thing in a sense.


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Re: He has Aspergers - December 7th 2012, 06:16 PM

My first boyfriend in high school has Asperger's... and well, I'm kinda socially awkward... still.

So, let me tell you a bit of my experiences and hopefully they will be of some help. The one main thing to have is patience. And yeah, if you're usually sarcastic, you may one to either tone it down or say you're being sarcastic. That's what I had to do for awhile, especially since our tomboy-ish friend was always sarcastic. He's gotten better at determining whether someone is being sarcastic or joking, but sometimes he still is not sure. He may stim. It is common for people with Autism or Asperger's to stim, and depending on the person, it may be less or more noticeable. I remember that when my boyfriend at the time stims, it was more noticeable, but I just dealt with it because I love him, just the way he is. I'm not saying that every person with Autism or Asperger's will be this way. this is just from my experience.

Oh, but I love him anyways. He may have not been the one, but he's like a brother to me and I still love him to this day. He's very protective, and he's just a big teddy bear. He so big, me and his mom called him a gentle giant. He has a good heart and such innocence, like a child, still.

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But seriously, just take it one day at a time and make sure you have lots of patience. If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to PM me and I can get back to you as soon as I can. I'm not claiming I know everything, but I have a degree in psychology and was wanting to work with people with disabilities. Plus, I've been to schools for people with disabilities form the sixth grade through college (as I have one too).

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Re: He has Aspergers - December 8th 2012, 12:10 AM

In case you were wondering what "stimming" is, it's repetitive behaviors - so hand flapping, snapping fingers, making unusual sounds, etc. I've seen people do this before, so try to be compassionate and not allow any awkward feelings to ruin the experience for both you and your date.






   
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Re: He has Aspergers - December 8th 2012, 04:17 PM

It went good ^____^ if he didn't tell me I doubt I would have picked it up.

he said he likes me


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