A mutual friend introduced us, but it is not what you are thinking. We were not being put up on a date or in a romantic manner of any type. Our mutual friend, that I like to call the Notorious KSW, (like Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s alter ego, the Notorious RBG), set up us because Vivienne (not her real name) is about the spectrum and wanted to discuss blogging and social media as it pertained to autism.We set a time to meet, then I canceled last minute. Then we finally got together and when she entered the room, it seemed to illuminate with the radiance of her smile and her flowing red hair, I knew she was the person I was supposed to be fulfilling.I was also at once simultaneously happy it was her and nervous as hell because I’d be talking to this gorgeous woman and that I was expected to sound coherent.We talked for at least an hour, mostly about ourselves. In retrospect, It did feel more like a first date than a meeting about blogging and social media.I somehow managed to find out that she had been in an on-again-off-again thing with a man who lived close to her. In my head that took any opportunity, I needed to ask her out and threw it in the recycle bin. We had a few more of those meetings and every time that I wanted more and more that on-again-off-again stayed permanently off. We were over at her place working one day when we sat on the sofa and suddenly realized how close we were, yet neither of us decided to move away from another.Keeping in mind that we are both on the spectrum and we do not read one another’s signals very well, things have had a propensity to go slow, which is perfectly fine.The really cool thing is I can now state that I am not dating an incredible woman with different artistic talents who’s on the spectrum, who understands my service dog and that likes me for exactly who I am.How amazing is that? —RSVP for Emotional Wellness Calls  Connect the Mental Wellness FACEBOOK GROUP here. –If you think in the work we’re doing here at The Great Men Project and wish to join our calls on a regular basis, please join us as a Premium Member, now. All Premium Members get to See The Great Men Project with NO ADS.A $50 annual membership provides you an all-access pass. You can be a part of each telephone, group, class, and community.A $25 yearly membership provides you access to a single class, one Social Interest group, and our online communities. A $12 annual membership provides you access to our Friday calls with the publisher, our online community. [CDATA[ #rcp_user_login_wrap display: none;.rcp_form fieldset important; ]]> Register New Account Need more info? A whole list of advantages is here. ***Want to Donate to The Great Men Project? Do you need to discuss the way to have richer, more mindful, and enduring relationships? –Photo courtesy iStock.

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