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Two other dating sites are Autism Dating Service and Autistic Personals.
Even though online dating offers structure, control, accessibility, and a means to try out and learn about dating through a low stress platform, there are still precautions to take.
One way to safely meet more people in a structured environment and to find people that understand the struggles of people on the autism spectrum is by joining a dating site for autistic people only.
I categorize people in relation to me, sometimes in highly-questionable ways — for instance, I notice that my bullies somehow made it into the “friendly acquaintance” or “friend” lists of my teen years.
When I started college, I didn’t have any dating experience. I ended up having a “boyfriend” for three weeks freshman year, counting the five-day Thanksgiving vacation. My reasoning was, “Nobody else will ever want me anyway, so if somebody shows interest, jump in.” It was a “relationship”, if you can call it that, for the sake of having a relationship — all surface.
In childhood, I used my stuffed animals to stand for different people in social situations that I acted out before bed.
In middle school, I came up with seven qualities that would be required in a romantic match and committed them to heart.