irsten Fitzpatrick doesn't know when her husband is mad, sad, frustrated or irritated unless he specifically says so.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.The SCT is a 184-question test that asks about social preferences, sensory tolerance or intolerance, and views on sex and physical affection.Spectrum Singles members are assigned a color based on their results, which matches them to other users -- either for a romantic relationship or a friendship.Magro, who has now written two books on the subject of autism and love, attributes that shock to his difficulty understanding social cues and body communication.“I wasn’t really able to understand other people’s perspectives, especially early on, which led to a lot of misunderstandings when I was in relationships,” he said.Cantu has experienced social difficulties, similar to those her mother described, that have negatively impacted some of her relationships.
“It really is easier for me because talking is not something that is easy for me," she said. Typing and interacting in a more controlled environment relieves some of my anxiety about socializing, so talking to people online is a lot less stressful for me." Cantu and Fitzpatrick said they hope Spectrum Singles members will feel at ease on their site for that very reason.
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.