Dating after autism
“We go out to perform our music and deliver the message that anyone living with disabilities can be talented in any way possible,” he says.
At around the age of 5, Maurice learned that he was diagnosed with ASD. I always thought online dating was my only hope to meet someone.When I had a brief conversation with her that night and overheard her say things to other people, she gave me the impression that she needed another friend. I never thought a girl like this who may be out of my league in a way would want to spend time with me. We met up for coffee on a weekend, and them hung out again walking around a lake. But I was more nervous that time and I expressed it. But it tells me that I won’t be single the rest of my life if I keep this up. Although he and his post-college girlfriend agreed that they would rather be “just friends,” Maurice remains optimistic about finding that true love again.“I have fallen in love before and it was the best feeling in life,” he says.In fact, Maurice, age 31, hasn’t found “the one” just yet, but the Chicagoan enjoys dating and meeting new people.
As the Development Coordinator for Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, Maurice meets new people through work as well as hobbies like bowling, golf and going to various sporting events.
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One night I was participating in a Toastmasters speech contest, and a girl in my club came for support. She complimented my appearance, saying I looked sharp. It definitely had nothing to do with my autism, because she knew that from watching my speeches. It was an unforgettable moment in my life when she said yes.
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