Adult Autism Does Not Have to Hurt Your Relationship

Those who have been diagnosed with high functioning adult autism have the opportunity to live relatively normal lives. This includes having a job, being in a relationship and even starting a family. However, developing an intimate relationship with another person can still be a difficult process for a high functioning autistic, though certainly not impossible.The following are 10 tips on how to manage adult autism and have a healthy, strong relationship.1. Don’t rush into anything – Developing an intimate relationship with a person is often a slow-going and temperamental process, regardless if one is autistic or not. Therefore, although you may find it difficult to begin dating, remember that you need to start somewhere, and the more practice you have at this form of social interaction the easier it will become.2. Educate yourself on social interaction – Television, movies and books are ideal ways for autistic children and those with adult autism to learn about adult social interaction in intimate relationships. T.V. shows, movies or books that depict emotions are excellent choices. Although these adult themed books and shows may be trivial, they are still educational and can help a high functioning autistic better understand social interaction3. Control Compulsiveness – Autistics tend to resort to compulsive behavior when faced with a social situation that is new or lacks certainty such as dating or meeting someone for the first time. Compulsive behavior is a huge turn-off, because your date may feel they are pressured or intimidated by your sense of urgency. This overwhelming feeling can make a person lose interest fast.4. Physical appearance – Although you may have heard that appearance doesn’t matter when it comes to starting a relationship, think again. It’s important to like someone’s personality, but you also need to be physically attracted to them. Therefore, regardless if you are dating a non-autistic or an individual with adult autism, keep yourself well dressed, groomed and healthy.5. Avoid social blunders – Make sure you are aware of what is considered appropriate and inappropriate to say on first dates to avoid social blunders. For instance, you should avoid sensitive subjects such as sex, past relationships, religion, personal problems, money and other personal matters that can have negative repercussions.Instead, try to make you conversation as casual as possible by focusing on personal topics of interests. This doesn’t mean only talking about what you like, but also what the other person enjoys. Try finding a topic you’re both interested in. If the other person brings up a conversation you don’t feel comfortable with, simply tell them you don’t feel like discussing it at this time.6. Know your intimacy comfort level – Don’t be afraid to say “no” to a level of intimacy you are not comfortable with, and don’t push your partner if he/she is not ready either. You should both be comfortable with your intimacy and be able to discuss it openly before engaging in anything serious.7. Confide in someone you trust – If you have questions about dating or your relationship, it may be a good idea to address your questions and concerns with a close friend and/or someone you trust, whether they have adult autism or not. Just make sure you can completely trust a person and value their opinion before you confide in them.8. Protect yourself – You need to protect yourself when dating. You can’t assume that the person you are meeting is a safe and trustworthy individual. They could be an abuser, user, carrying an STD or may be the nicest, honest and reliable person you could ever meet. The point is, a stranger, even if they appear friendly is still a stranger. Always keep your personal safety in mind and don’t do anything you don’t want to do.9. Connecting online – One of the best ways for an autistic to meet and interact with others before starting physical communication is through an online dating chat site. One of the best things about having introductions online are you can’t misread signals.10. Don’t let rejection get you down – Rejection can and will happen, so don’t take it personally and stop you from dating. Remember, there are plenty of other people out there, and the more people you meet and dates you experience, the better you will become with social interaction and building a meaningful adult autism relationship.

Free Tips Revealed on Adult Dating

Adult dating is common, the first thing that will enter your mind about free adult dating is that you are able to go out or have a date with someone. Well, we all know that it is kind of easy or difficult to go on a date if you are still young, but how about for adults? In today’s time, we already have those free adult dating websites if you are looking for a date, you can visit all those and for sure, you will have an idea and a free adult dating tips as well, there are lots of free adult dating sites to choose from, and all you have to do is to sit and relax, while browsing the net.We oftentimes look for a better alternative on how to get along with any other adult, or on how we are to speak with them, how we are going to act and etc. This free adult dating tips gathered from lots of my trusted sources would surely help you.o Always dress properly. Remember and always put in mind that you are no longer a teen ager, so you have to dress well to impress your date and of course to show professionalism too.o Act like an adult. Adult is very different from young ones, you have to be more mature on how you show yourself to your date. You have to be more cautious of your actions for this will give a big impact on you.o Talk in a respectful manner. Be more careful with how you talk and on how you answer questions, it is always good if you talk and answer the question properly and more on the positive view, in this manner, you will have the big possibility of impressing your date.o Current events up-date. For you to have something to talk about that is important and with sense of course, you should always see to it that you are updated with the things that is happening around you, you are no longer a kid, so you should know and be aware about the things around you.o Location. Always put in mind that a good location is a start of a good and new beginning, going to a noisy place is not really advisable, of course as an adult you are merely looking for a more serious date not just a fling, so better go to a place where in you can both relax and will be able to know each other.o Have fun. It is always important to have fun, not because you are an adult, you will no longer have fun, well, his is something that you should do, with this, you will be able to see how bubbly is your date and how she can be so ticklish. Come on, you are not yet dead! Go on a drink, dance, or maybe share many romantic nights, of course you still need these for you to be able to unwind and release the stress out of you.I hope that these free adult dating tips will help the older crowd have a better date outcome. Well, it works? Then it’s good! But if not, I guess you are not meant to be. Oh well, these only a tip okay, so if you still have something in your mind or you have any other techniques, don’t hesitate to use those, who knows, it might help right? In picking up any girl, the only proven way is to learn and know their proven secrets.

The Worst Is Yet to Come: CDC Updates Older Adults Need to Know About COVID-19

Like the song says, “It ain’t over yet.” In fact, the World Health Organization warned Monday, that “the worst is yet to come,” referring to the coronavirus pandemic.Six months since the new coronavirus outbreak, and the death toll has surpassed 500,000 with the number of confirmed infections topping 10 million. Here in the U.S., several states recorded record highs this week, including where I live here in California as well as in Florida and Texas. In a June 23 hearing before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, called the next couple of weeks “critical” for controlling the spread.Baby boomers need to pay attention. Although, information about COVID-19 keeps evolving, one thing hasn’t changed. Older adults are at high risk of severe illness and death from the coronavirus. Take note: Eight out of 10 COVID-19-related deaths reported in the United States have been among adults aged 65 years and older, according to the CDC.With all of this in mind, you may want to consider some of the latest CDC updates for older adults:* If you’re under 65 and think you’re out of the woods, think again. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in June expanded its warning of who is most at risk for severe illness from COVID-19, dropping 65 as the age-specific threshold for when risk increases in adults. To put it simply, as you age, your risk for severe illness from COVID-19 increases. While those 85 and older are at the greatest risk, people in their 50s are generally at higher risk for severe illness than people in their 40s. And people in their 60s or 70s are at higher risk for severe illness than people in their 50s.* The CDC has updated its official list of COVID-19 symptoms. Warning signs of the illness include: fever or chills; cough; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; fatigue; muscle or body aches; headache; new loss of taste or smell; sore throat; congestion or runny nose; nausea or vomiting; and diarrhea. Symptoms that require immediate medical attention include: trouble breathing; persistent pain or pressure in the chest; new confusion; inability to wake or stay awake; and bluish lips or face. Keep in mind, in older adults (aged 65 and older), normal body temperature can be lower than in younger adults. For this reason, fever temperatures can also be lower in older adults which means it may be less noticeable.* The CDC also clarified which underlying conditions are most associated with COVID-19 hospitalizations and death. On the expanded list: chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), obesity (BMI of 30 or higher), a weakened immune system, type 2 diabetes, sickle cell disease and heart conditions, such as heart failure, coronary artery disease or cardiomyopathies. Thus far, the top three underlying health conditions among coronavirus patients are cardiovascular disease, diabetes and chronic lung disease.* With the rising rate of infections, let’s talk masks. They have some cool looking cloth face coverings these days, but which offer the best protection? One of the most important features you need are multiple layers of fabric, which are better than only one, Richard Wenzel, M.D., infectious diseases epidemiologist and emeritus professor of internal medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. states in an article for Consumers Reports. Mayo Clinic agrees that “cloth masks should include multiple layers of fabric.” A general rule of thumb is that thicker, denser fabrics will do a better job than thinner, more loosely woven ones. Flannel pajama material, for instance, which has a tight weave, might be a good option, Wenzel adds. If you plan to purchase a mask online make sure it is made with tightly woven fabric and fits snugly, fully covering your mouth and nose, wrapping under your chin as an anchor.* Staying healthy is always important, but even more so during this pandemic. The CDC recommends that older adults receive recommended flu and pneumonia vaccinations, eat healthy, stay active, avoid excessive alcohol use, and get plenty of sleep. It’s also important to learn to cope with the stress that comes from a pandemic in a healthy way. Take breaks from the news, embrace your spirituality, stay connected with loved ones, take time to unwind and do something you enjoy, and practice deep breathing.* Federal health officials are bracing for the fall, when the flu and COVID-19 will be circulating at the same time. Last week, the CDC’s Redfield urged the public to be prepared and “to embrace” the flu vaccine. “This single act will save lives,” he said. The CDC is also developing a test that can simultaneously test for flu and COVID-19.So, are we having any fun yet?Yes, I understand. This is hard. We miss our grandchildren, concerts in the park, eating out, and gatherings with friends. The more relaxed, devil-may-care attitude many are displaying right now can be contagious. However, we boomers must be extra vigilant.The CDC recommends avoiding activities where taking protective measures may be difficult, such as activities where social distancing can’t be maintained. “In general, the more people you interact with, the more closely you interact with them, and the longer that interaction, the higher your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19,” their site states.Stay safe and sane in Coronaville my fellow boomers!