He didn’t notice that his girlfriend was trying to tell him otherwise, for months. I was kind of a deer in headlights,” he told Huff Post.
“Many struggle with questions like: Should I say I am autistic in my profile?
If not, when do I tell the person I am interested in that I am autistic?
"I wanted to find people I could be free to be myself with." After researching what tools were available to help people with autism make social connections, Cantu was disappointed.
Some of the dating sites she found included a description of autism, which Cantu said would be just as silly as a site like Christian Mingle outlining the definition of Christianity.
She's unable to process the subtle hints or body language cues that indicate how he is feeling at a given moment, so the couple must practice very clear-cut verbal communication.