Dating teenagers aspergers
Discuss how the date went when your teenager comes home; talk about good and bad experiences and if necessary things that may need to be fixed for next time.
– Not every date or dating experience will end happily ever after, and your Aspie teenager needs to know that is okay.
This can help your teenager learn about the subtle nuances of body language, hidden meaning of certain words or phrases and help him or her to understand the role emotions play in the dating world.
Your teenager can watch how people ask each other out on a date, and he or she can learn what not to do by the mistakes others might publicly make.
– Aspie teenagers might do better learning to date in a group setting so they can watch how other people interact.
If you know a group of teenagers who are friendly with your teen, you can arrange for a fun dating experience to help your child experience the dating world.
– Since not every dating experience will be positive, talk to you teenager about the possibility of rejection prior to the first date.
Let him or her know it is okay if someone doesn't want to continue spending time with them.
Create dialogue and have your teenager practice what he or she might say or how they might act.Explain they will meet other people who may indeed want a second (or third or fourth) date. Role play some scenarios in which a person would be rejected to help your Aspie teen understand what to say and how to respond. Discuss dating as a way to get to know another person; sometimes you will hit it off and want to hang out again and sometimes you won't.Either way, the point of dating is to have a good time and make new friends.