Relationships with other people can be one of the trickiest things for all young people to contend with, and none are more tricky than romantic relationships.
There are many unspoken rules and lots of possible complications.
Useful information on reading body language from wiki How, see all the pictures and info here.
Wiki How also has an interesting page on how to get a girlfriend which is specifically written for people with autism.
Some people are better at this than others - when you have autism this can be particularly tricky so don't be surprised if you feel that this isn't one of your strengths.
You can read Thomas' tips for dating by clicking on Our Stories.In the piece, she suggests romance and dating have been replaced with a ‘hook-up’ culture and ponders whether this is good for women in the long run.I, on the other hand, wonder how it cannot be, particularly when you go into it with the intention of learning about yourself and others.There's another blog post from Thomas and his friend Emma called Love On The Spectrum - find it here.
Brainstorm and come up with places you may go or groups you can join to meet potential partners in your local area, friends and family may be able to help: If you suspect someone is disinterested you should excuse yourself and talk to someone else.
If your son or daughter learns best with simple explanations and visual supports you might find the handout on friendships and dating from Shine SA helpful.