TWAP Aspieology - Dating Online, Or Not!
There's a dating website that's run by /u/Ewoudboomsma. most (all?) online dating sites are bot driven, i even had a girl local now ask for On mawatari.info- mawatari.info there is a profile-review of new signups to weed out the. I met my long-term partner, who has Aspergers, on mawatari.info It advertises itself as a dating site for people with mental illnesses, not developmental. The reason why it pisses me off, bothers me when women respond to my messages and engage me in conversation on online dating sites for.
It was actually a few days before my membership was due to end so technically I paid for several days of service that I never received.
However I had no intention of renewing the membership, so I wasn't too bothered. I did send an email to Spectrum Singles pointing out this error, but never received a reply. I have sent them several emails asking why since my membership and access ended last autumnbut have never had a reply for those either.
Has anyone tried the mawatari.info website? : aspergers
I have contacted my bank and they have 'stopped' payments, which basically means the money leaves my account each month, but the bank then refunds it a day or so later.
The bank has not been able to get hold of them to cancel this. I am lucky that I work in finance and have family that work in both IT security so can trace certain activity on websites and law as a back up in case I do have to take them to courtbut I appreciate many customers will not be in this position.
Spectrum Singles do appear to be taking advantage of people who are disabled to varying degrees I consider myself to be at the higher functioning end of the spectrum and what they are doing is disgusting.
I would seriously recommend that people stay far away from this website until they have been fully investigated.
Are There Online Dating Sites For People with Autism/Asperger Syndrome? | Asperger's & Autism Forum
Hi Sudoko, Please read my response below to Jesse. I sincerely apologize that you continue to be charged a membership fee. Please, please, please send me a message on the Spectrum Singles Facebook page so I can resolve this for you.
This is the quickest way to contact me.
*WARNING* Never Use SPECTRUM SINGLES for Dating
We will certainly refund you for any charges you have incurred since canceling your account and cancel the reoccuring subscription with our third-party processor to ensure future charges do not continue. We don't want anyone paying for a service they are not using.
At first glance, the characteristics of people with ASDs — lack of eye contact, narrowly focused interests, idiosyncratic speech — might give the impression that they're not interested in relationships and marriage.
Story continues below advertisement In fact, there are widespread misconceptions that people with ASDs lack empathy and engagement, and don't want any sort of meaningful connection.
In reality, people on the spectrum covet intimacy as much as anyone; they just lack the tools to find it. And with scarce funding for autism primarily geared toward children, the tools themselves are also hard to find. The latest statistics reflect that problem. According to a groundbreaking report published this year by Toronto's Redpath Centre, people with ASDs are disproportionately single compared with the rest of the population.
In the general population, meanwhile, about half of all adults are married.
Not everyone with autism is interested — or capable — of pursuing traditional friendships, let alone romantic relationships. But individuals such as Simkover, who has Asperger syndrome and thus falls on the high-functioning end of the spectrum, possess a clear desire for romance. Yet the daily challenges that people with ASDs face — interpreting non-verbal communication, engaging in unfamiliar topics of conversation and managing social anxiety — can be formidable obstacles.
That makes it difficult for them to understand the difference between looking and staring, or the appropriate way to smile at someone — little things that can make a difference in social situations. Story continues below advertisement Story continues below advertisement So Simkover needs to prepare extensively for his dates, breaking down everything into a step-by-step process.
Any deviation from the plan, such as a last-minute change of venue, can be very stressful for people with ASDs, and he has had to learn to be spontaneous. On one notable occasion, he made a spur-of-the-moment decision to break the ice by going to a diamond store before dinner.
After all, diamonds are a girl's best friend, right? Finding the balance between planning and improvisation is easier said than done. According to Maria-Niki Bardzakos, a life-skills specialist at Giant Steps Montreal, it can take years of training before becoming proficient.
Founded inGiant Steps provides special education programs for students aged 4 to 21 with ASDs, and also works with adults. Without a diagnosis to provide a framework as to why they struggle to forge intimate connections, these individuals are prone to a host of other mental-health disorders, including depression.
The term Asperger syndrome has since been discontinued by the American Psychiatric Association; new cases are assessed as ASDs on a severity scale. Story continues below advertisement "There's sort of this embedded thought where they walk through life feeling like they're to blame for relationship problems," said Dr.
Kevin Stoddart, director of the Redpath Centre and one of the report's lead authors. The Redpath Centre is one of the only clinics in Canada to offer dating skills coaching and couple therapy. The methods used vary on a case-by-case basis, but Stoddart and his team often begin with sessions focusing on emotional education. Since some men with ASDs regularly read about dating at home, Stoddart keeps a selection of books in his office with titles such as The Art of Kissing for use during bibliotherapy.