Autism dating online
Spectrum Singles essentially came about because Cantu and her mother found it difficult to explain to friends and family members who weren’t autistic what issues they were having or why they needed to have some space during times of anxiety.On top of that, there was no dating site that had an individualized system of finding autistic individuals a match based on behavioral characteristics.We felt that those of us on the spectrum have been labeled our whole lives.In our experience, categorical labeling can result in some people being unable to perceive a person individually from that label.With their innovative Spectrum Compatibility Test™, the work is done for you, reducing prospects from thousands to a select group of spectrum-compatible matches with whom you can build a quality relationship.
It is optional to include other colors of the spectrum in their match results so members of those classifications know they might be interested.“Not only did I want to create a website for people on the autism spectrum to connect, but I also wanted to create the first compatibility test for people on the spectrum,” Cantu said. Some of us are introverted, quiet types (I sure am), and some of us are outgoing types.Some of us can tolerate certain environments, and some of us cannot.” The test helps narrow the search down by grouping individuals together based on characteristics or tendencies such as these.According to Cantu, supporters would say things like, “My child is on the autism spectrum, and I don’t know what kind of future he’ll have, but now that I see this kind of stuff out here, I don’t worry.” Others would emphasize the aspect of understanding and say, “I can connect to these people.
There’s finally someone who gets these issues that I have.” “We really want to bring the community together,” Cantu said.It is set apart from other dating/social sites because they do not purchase profiles or create fake profiles on their site. We spoke with co-founder Olivia Cantu to get the inside scoop on what makes Spectrum Singles so original and special.