The dating show that isn’t going to make you groan, throw your TV out a window

‘Love on the Spectrum’ provides a refreshing look at issues for people with autism

Dating can be hard, you know?
Dating can be hard, you know? (Pexels stock image)

Finding love can be hard for anyone.

You have to meet someone, either organically or through the dating apps (which can feel impossible to navigate), you two have to be on the same page when it comes to expectations, style, communication, what you want out of a relationship, a potential family and life -- and that’s not to mention all the tiny things that can derail you along the way: Financial issues, timing, friends, your immediate families, jobs, physical location ... phew. It’s no wonder so many people say dating can be exhausting.

Now, imagine having to do that if you’re an adult on the autism spectrum. Exploring the unpredictable world of dating can be even more complicated.

But don’t take our word for it. A Netflix program, “Love On the Spectrum,” that came out last summer will show you -- and although it’s not necessarily new to the streaming service, it was new to us, and in honor of Autism Awareness Month, which is now also being called Autism Acceptance Month, we decided to check it out.

Here’s a preview, if you’d like to watch:

Looks good, right?

Here are some of the best parts:


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