Now in its sixth year there are around 9,000 subscribers (three times more males than females) who have chosen to register in this category – that’s around 25 per cent of the website’s total subscriber count.As a website owner and dating coach I notice that Individuals come to the site because they’ve had problems with conventional dating sites, usually in terms of misinterpreting emails or not being able to ‘see’ what’s behind someone’s words.My senior partner who I was paired with and I were trying to figure out what we could do.She had brought up that her boyfriend’s sister has autism and how the autism community holds a special place in her heart.I know there must be a story as to why you started this site, tell us about it.Yes, I do have a personal story behind why I created Uneepi.The lights, noise and tastes that he encountered in such ‘standard’ first date venues could, he said, prove unbearable due to his difficulties with hyper-sensitivity and need to move around.In an interview in the Guardian newspaper he said: “It feels like catch-22.
The site allowed us to be friends without meeting then be better friends after meeting.
Cantu said she and her mother find it important to work with people on the spectrum, both for the sake of understanding one another and to "help put their outstanding work out there for everyone to see." Spectrum Singles is young, but Cantu said they are already seeing members meet in person and begin to warm up to one another.
As the community grows she hopes to begin events and contests, and said they will soon start a blog and online forums discussing dating tips and entries about everyday life on the spectrum.
Tom Morgan, who is on the autistic spectrum and appeared on C4 TV’s The Undateables, in the hope of finding a partner, explained the dilemmas he found when attempting to date face-to-face: “The whole process is much harder for people on the spectrum.
Sometimes it feels like it might be easier to be alone.”Tom who is 28, pointed out how uncomfortable he felt when meeting girls for a date in a bar, restaurant or cinema.
The one relationship in my life that was good and real ended because I moved away. It is in this spirit I sat down to write up questions for uneepi’s CEO and Founder, Thomas Sheil. I notice you have a “consultant” section on your autism dating site.