Singles often go to bars to meet each other, but in reality, very few couples actually meet at a bar “singles scene.” If you have ASD, going up to someone new in a bar and striking up a conversation may seem particularly ineffective.Rest assured, there are many other ways to meet someone. Take the time to really notice the people you encounter on public transportation and at your favorite places to visit.The best place to start is to look at what you do each day. Be careful of your workplace, however, as romantic relationships at work are often discouraged, and sometimes even forbidden.One reason for this is that it can create an awkward work environment if one person is not romantically interested in the other or if the relationship doesn’t work out for another reason.You should both be comfortable with your intimacy and be able to discuss it openly before engaging in anything serious.
However, you may need to get out of your comfort zone in order to meet someone new.
For instance, you should avoid sensitive subjects such as sex, past relationships, religion, personal problems, money and other personal matters that can have negative repercussions.
Instead, try to make you conversation as casual as possible by focusing on personal topics of interests.
The point is, a stranger, even if they appear friendly is still a stranger.
Always keep your personal safety in mind and don’t do anything you don’t want to do.
As an adult with ASD, you may go through your entire adult life without having much interest in romance or dating.