Cantu researched autistic communities online, but was disappointed by how many of them were made by non-autistics.
"These sites either portrayed autism in a negative light, or grouped us together without showing that each of us is different," she told Buzz Feed News.
Tom Morgan, who is on the autistic spectrum and appeared on C4 TV’s The Undateables, in the hope of finding a partner, explained the dilemmas he found when attempting to date face-to-face: “The whole process is much harder for people on the spectrum.
Sometimes it feels like it might be easier to be alone.”Tom who is 28, pointed out how uncomfortable he felt when meeting girls for a date in a bar, restaurant or cinema.
Now in its sixth year there are around 9,000 subscribers (three times more males than females) who have chosen to register in this category – that’s around 25 per cent of the website’s total subscriber count.
As a website owner and dating coach I notice that Individuals come to the site because they’ve had problems with conventional dating sites, usually in terms of misinterpreting emails or not being able to ‘see’ what’s behind someone’s words.
Fitzpatrick created the algorithm herself, while she and Cantu came up with the questions.It is more important and beneficial for your site to have this at a lower value.It’s important to work on keeping this speed value as low as possible.For most people with Asperger’s it’s a day to day challenge to feel safe and understood by neurotypical people.
And even though there is a number of dating sites for people with high functioning autism, most of those are expensive pay-sites where you only receive very limited free access.
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