"Because we all are autistic on the site, we can easily share each other's experiences that we may have difficulty expressing to non-autistics," Cantu told Buzz Feed News.Both Cantu and her mother, who is still married to her dad, have Spectrum Singles accounts of their own, but are only "there for friendship." The stars and writers of the skits, Michael Mc Creary and Olivia Goudreault, are both on the autism spectrum as well.As an experiment, I signed up for one these websites.Having registered, I was immediately shown a page full of people with autism and their profiles.Ideally, an autistic dating site would: Carry out checks on people signing up.These checks should be done in person by someone who understand the challenges we face with relationships, and social situations in general.The initial dates would be chaperoned by someone from the agency.
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Before I could go any further, I was taken to a page where I was asked for my credit card details.
And that is what this particular dating site was all about: Many of us on the autistic spectrum are even more prone to manipulation.
"We wanted to create a website that brought together people on the spectrum for dating and friendships, but also be able to differentiate people's spectrum traits," Cantu said, adding that she often saw online communities separating those with Asperger's and autism, and felt that none were "inviting to everyone." Cantu told Buzz Feed News that, contrary to the way the community is often portrayed, everyone on the autism spectrum has different tendencies and preferences.
"For example, just because someone is on the spectrum, does not mean they have social anxiety," she said.