Some people on the severer end of the autism spectrum, who cannot speak or function independently, may or may not come to the point of experiencing a romantic relationship later in life.The common misconception of men and women with autism is that they are not interested in dating and exploring love.

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If people with autism struggle with relational skills, such as emotional connectedness, can they hope to be successful in finding a romantic relationship?

The answer cannot be a blanket statement, and much of the answer depends on the individual with autism.

The site lets users take a quiz to determine their compatibility with others.

It's a lot like or e Harmony, but tailored to the needs of people with autism.

“Because we all are autistic on the site, we can easily share each other’s experiences that we may have difficulty expressing to non-autistics,” Olivia said.

Finding love can be hard enough for anyone, but for those with an autism spectrum disorder, the challenges may seem overwhelming.

The example of perseverance and courage of one man with autism, Todd Simkover, is inspiring at the same time full of pathos.

To reach the goal of finding love that comes much more naturally to neurotypicals, such as flirting, people on the autism spectrum must go against what is natural for them and risk high rates of rejection because of their disorder.

“I myself and many other people on the spectrum are uncomfortable with physical affection,” explained Olivia.