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Should you let a prospective meet know you have a degree of Aspergers?

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By *isainleather OP   Woman 4 weeks ago

Tayside area

It's always been a dilemma as I don't want to meet someone under false pretences. But what's people's thoughts on this subject, or is it nobody's business?

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By *ellinever70Woman 4 weeks ago

ayrshire

I suppose it depends on the degree of severity.

I'd probably want to know

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By *isainleather OP   Woman 4 weeks ago

Tayside area


"I suppose it depends on the degree of severity.

I'd probably want to know "

Thanks for your reply.

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By *oShrinkingVioletWoman 4 weeks ago

fairyland

It’s not really anyone’s business if it doesn’t majorly affect you, are you able to read social cues properly and pick up on body language etc

I suppose it’s more prevalent if you’re looking for a regular partner so they understand if you have ocd traits or particular behaviours that can seem strange to folk, not sure how well you show your emotions or feelings as well, what can seem as stand offish behaviour can just be a trait, I’ve never been diagnosed but when I look at my son I now see a lot of traits in myself, I’m very abrupt at times, everything can be very black and white with me, I’m overly honest and share perhaps too much information, I struggle to lie or not say what’s in my head but tbh I have never had any issues in meeting new people or making friends

The major positive is without even saying anything I think most people know instantly if I’m attracted to them or not lol

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By *uietbloke67Man 4 weeks ago

glasgow

Wouldn't it be down to the individual and how they felt about the person they where going to meet?

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By *oggy1970Couple 4 weeks ago

Glasgow

I'd probably have discussed it before hand or have expected the person to mention it.

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By *luebell888Woman 4 weeks ago

Glasgow

If it were me i would rather explain the situation face to face over a cup of coffee.

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By *D40Man 4 weeks ago

Glasgow


"It's always been a dilemma as I don't want to meet someone under false pretences. But what's people's thoughts on this subject, or is it nobody's business? "

Aspergers is a spectrum and many of us are somewhere on that spectrum. I don't think you should have to explain yourself. If someone chats to you and you meet socially and they still want to meet then they still want to meet you for who you are and a label means fuck all.

I'm dyslexic, I don't get the tone of some of the messages I get and similarly the tone of my worded messages may be misconstrued. If someone takes the hump it doesn't bother me, I can't be arsed and don't feel I have to justify myself to anyone on here!

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By *awty_MissDynomiteNo1Woman 4 weeks ago

No idea, I'm lost. Damn Sat nav!

It depends on the severity of it I know someone who has mild aspergers but you would never know so Id say if your mild and no one would know otherwise then no need to mention it xxx

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By *iss cherryWoman 4 weeks ago

ayrshire

Its no ones businessand only open up of you want to and are ready to with someone

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By *inderellaWoman 4 weeks ago

Edinburgh

I think there's a concern that people hear the word Asperger's or autism then think to the people they know who are autistic and assume you will be the same.

Which is nonsense. That's like saying every blue eyed person is the same!

No two neurotypical people are the same so no two autistic people are either.

The important thing is how you feel in yourself, about the people you meet and the situations you find yourself going into . Completely consenting to everything is important too and being able to understand your own feelings.

You may wish to tell someone for example if you feel some things you might find hard. However that's something we should all be honest about.

And apologies but I'm about to get on my soap box..

I hate these mild autism descriptions as well. Mild isn't always how the individuals experience it!

Our society still has much to really understand and instead of making the world a bit more"Autism friendly" we expect others to just adapt.

It's your choice what you disclose and you should never feel under any pressure to tell anyone anything.

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By *isainleather OP   Woman 4 weeks ago

Tayside area

I am not great in busy places and when there is too much chat around me.

Thanks for your replies. I have a few other traits but I personally feel it is something I would prefer to chat to someone about face to face

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By *vbride1963TV/TS 4 weeks ago

E.K . Glasgow


"I am not great in busy places and when there is too much chat around me.

Thanks for your replies. I have a few other traits but I personally feel it is something I would prefer to chat to someone about face to face"

I’m hopeful you’ll find the right balance of what to tell and when just blurting out everything on the first social might put someone off . Choose your meeting place carefully Wetherspoons and the like don’t have loud music but can be busy at times especially the weekend . If your interested in going further after the social then it’s your decision what to say and when . Good luck in your quest .

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By *ade and VanessaCouple 4 weeks ago

Central Scotland


"I am not great in busy places and when there is too much chat around me.

Thanks for your replies. I have a few other traits but I personally feel it is something I would prefer to chat to someone about face to face"

Make sure you pick somewhere quiet for a social then and explain any concerns you have or any possible problems then if that makes things easier for you.

V x

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By *ellinever70Woman 4 weeks ago

ayrshire

If you aren't prepared to be upfront about it before getting as far as meeting, there's the risk of the other person feeling duped somehow.

We've all seen the fallout of this kind of situation

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By *isainleather OP   Woman 4 weeks ago

Tayside area


"I am not great in busy places and when there is too much chat around me.

Thanks for your replies. I have a few other traits but I personally feel it is something I would prefer to chat to someone about face to face

I’m hopeful you’ll find the right balance of what to tell and when just blurting out everything on the first social might put someone off . Choose your meeting place carefully Wetherspoons and the like don’t have loud music but can be busy at times especially the weekend . If your interested in going further after the social then it’s your decision what to say and when . Good luck in your quest . "

Thanks

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By *nna_v1TV/TS 4 weeks ago

Sunny

Hey.

I have Autism Spectrum Disorder. Or in old money Aspergers. It has its benefits and disadvantages. If you would like to chat more feel free to message me.

I think the world is becoming a little more understanding and tolerant of differences in people. I would not let it define you or have it at the front of your ‘to talk about list’. If you form a positive relationship on here, it will come up as something to talk about I’m sure...

Best of luck. X

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By *yron20Man 4 weeks ago

lanarkshire

I don’t see why you should need to disclose such personal information to anyone? You can always just say that you’re shy/anxious, Which surely is rather normal in the swinging scene... at first?

I’d personally not bother mentioning it. I don’t think it would do you many favours, nor make things any easier if they were to know or not. If you’re not officially diagnosed, nor have it interfere too drastically in your everyday life, I doubt anyone would even notice tbh.

Just breathe and fab on lad!

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By *olly90Woman 4 weeks ago

Arbroath


"It’s not really anyone’s business if it doesn’t majorly affect you, are you able to read social cues properly and pick up on body language etc

I suppose it’s more prevalent if you’re looking for a regular partner so they understand if you have ocd traits or particular behaviours that can seem strange to folk, not sure how well you show your emotions or feelings as well, what can seem as stand offish behaviour can just be a trait, I’ve never been diagnosed but when I look at my son I now see a lot of traits in myself, I’m very abrupt at times, everything can be very black and white with me, I’m overly honest and share perhaps too much information, I struggle to lie or not say what’s in my head but tbh I have never had any issues in meeting new people or making friends

The major positive is without even saying anything I think most people know instantly if I’m attracted to them or not lol "

This ?????? couldn't put it better myself. I look at my daughter and see so much of myself at that age and so much makes sense. I think if u feel comfortable with the person first then tell x

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By *yron20Man 4 weeks ago

lanarkshire

Wish I could edit my posts. I said lad, of course meant lass. I apologize.

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By *asta!!!Man 4 weeks ago

arbroath

It’s something I don’t know much about. It may be something I need to read up on I see someone mentioned ocd is it an anxiety style disorder?

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