I'm 24. My income is disability, food stamps and I work 15 hours a week as a cashier. I have a car, an apartment with room mates. I live light while I study part time in college. I want to work full time once I get my degree.
I'm on disability for autism spectrum and anxiety disorders. I'm not in a wheelchair or deformed. I have above average IQ. I don't have anger issues or anything. I'm shy and a little bit awkward, but my social skills have been improving. I don't do anything rude, weird or embarrassing in public.
I'm afraid to date. I've only had one sex partner. I'm afraid that a girl will like my looks and personality, but may view me as a manchild.
Most Helpful Girl
I think at your age and the fact that you are going to school living on disability will not be an issue for some girls but the autism will be more of an issue.
The older you get, the more that will flip. Living on disability will be really bad for you and autism will not be so bad, but it will still be bad for you.
It always will be an issue for you. You will just need to find the right woman that appreciates a male's honesty over her feelings which unfortunately for you, will be very few women.
I suggest you work on passing off as "normal" in social settings. I think the best way to do this is watch and observe a male you admire and mimic his behavior.
With time, being successful and not ugly, makes a man a wanted commodity. The older we get, the more true this will get. Being able to pass as normal in social settings will help you not only with dating but in your career.
Good luck to ya'.1
Most Helpful Guy
Dude I have a cousin having Asperger syndrome. I know how you feel a little bit. I think women are not suitable for guys like you. I mean they want more asshole guys. At least, it is so in my cousin's case. Stay strong, don't try to change yourself for women. Life has many other things to make us happy.0