People on the spectrum can be—and often are or want to be—in romantic relationships just like those who are neurotypical. And those two groups can also successfully intermingle and fall in love with one another.
While it’s absolutely possible, being in a relationship with a person whose brain works differently than yours can be a unique challenge. So if you’re a non-autistic person who is in a relationship with an autistic person, you may like to have a few pointers as to how your partner’s mind works.
As we often recite, if you’ve met one person with autism, you’ve met one person with autism. So read these 10 tips with a grain of salt; they may apply to your autistic partner, but perhaps they won’t. If you’re not sure, talk to your partner and find out. In any case, we hope you learn something helpful.