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 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: More of a compatibility/lifestyle issue than an AS/NT issue?

Posted: 05 Aug 2010, 10:40 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,950

I'm with you all the way on this! I would be so miserable in a "normal" relationship with an NT and it's too bad it took me most of my life to discover this. I am absolutely dedicated to my theater and photography work. When I am working on a show, I just don't have time for people, even those I car...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello Again

Posted: 05 Aug 2010, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 782

Ah yes! I remember you too. How have you been?

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hello Again

 Post subject: Hello Again
Posted: 05 Aug 2010, 9:38 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 782

I'm not new to WP but I haven't signed on in over three years for various reasons but I've begun to really miss talking to like minded Aspies. I doubt any of you remember me, I wasn't incredibly active or anything and I have changed a lot in the mean time. I stopped signing in about the time I skirt...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Sensitivity to Cold

Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 1:00 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 2,475

I'm more sensitive to heat than I am to cold. The warehouse I work in is unheated and I would typically work in jeans and a short sleeve shirt down in the mid 30s. When it hit 55 degrees or so I was dripping sweat. Not sure what I will do this summer when it will probably hit 100+ degrees inside, pr...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Are you desired or not desired?

Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 12:52 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,605

I feel fairly undesirable. My few close friends have drifted away from me (or I from them perhaps). I just don't mix with people well anymore. At least I'm more stoic about it and it bothers me a lot less then it used to.

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Admitting you have AS or hiding it?

Posted: 21 Mar 2008, 12:43 am 

Replies: 36
Views: 5,316

I finally had the chance to see Michael Moore's Sicko last night and it offers a compelling reason not to ever tell an employer or get diagnosed (at least here in the US, where for the majority of people, health insurance is reliant on one's employer): autism and Asperger's Syndrome are considered ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Is there any girls I can't freak out?

Posted: 21 Nov 2007, 11:48 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,358

I always screw things up too. We could be the screwup brothers... :wink:

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Cuddling and the male gender

Posted: 21 Nov 2007, 11:43 pm 

Replies: 20
Views: 2,535

I wouldn't mind cuddling with girls but I wouldn't be very comfortable cuddling guys.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anybody involved in theatre/musical theatre?

Posted: 18 Nov 2007, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 887

I am a theater major in college and I am planning to work in theater professionally. My specialty is technical theater. I am not much of an actor though I have taken some acting classes that I enjoyed quite a bit.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Are you more mature than your peers?

Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 1:45 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 6,221

Yes. I usually act and feel like I am 10 years older than I am. My friends are usually a lot older than me. One of my better friends is 28 years old to my 21 and we have pretty similar temperaments. I also get along with the older guys at work more than the people my age. It's been that way for me f...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: I need to find a job that doesn't involve interaction.

Posted: 15 Nov 2007, 1:32 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,651

I work as a package handler for FedEx. The work is physically pretty brutal but it is a great workout. Interacting with others package handlers is pretty optional. Even if you are working with someone else, you are usually too busy to talk.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: When you know more than the people around you...

Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 9:43 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,364

@computerlove I feel the same way about the theater design (lighting and sound) that I do. I have no one at school to talk about my ideas except my professors. I'm pretty good and I think that the few other designers here feel like I'm bragging if I talk about it. I am always being accused of overki...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Does it get easier?

Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 9:27 pm 

Replies: 23
Views: 534

I guess it depends. I have very few friends and only one who is remotely close to me but she often flips out at me for a variety of reason I only find out about after the fact. Things have gotten worse for me since high school but my ability to cope has increased quite a bit. I live in a state of pe...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: When you know more than the people around you...

Posted: 22 Jul 2007, 9:15 pm 

Replies: 17
Views: 2,364

I just try to avoid talking too much about things I know a lot about because people seem to perceive me as arrogant about it. I also avoid talking about things I don't know a lot about because that is the domain of fools and assholes. So essentially, I just don't talk much any more.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: I could never make a move....sexually that is

Posted: 21 May 2007, 2:11 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 3,156

I feel your pain exactly! I've had a lot of impossible crushes in college and I've never been able to get past just being casual friends. Ironically, I was at a party the other night and a girl I've liked for years said "I love you" to me for giving her a shot of my rum (in a friendly, not a romanti...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Another appearance poll. This time: Hair.

Posted: 21 May 2007, 1:53 pm 

Replies: 140
Views: 8,048

I think that women should do something with their hair that makes it look good. I don't think it's the kind of hair but how she takes care of it. The only hairstyle I really don't like is dreads. I just don't think it looks good on women. I think a very few guys can pull it off but in general, no. A...
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