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Being autistic, We have found it difficult to establish relationships with individuals on and off the spectrum. Between the two, We have found it extremely difficult to establish relationships with others on the autism spectrum...because let’s face it, most of us are not exactly putting ourselves out there socially. However, the relationships We do have with others on the spectrum are comfortable and fulfilling....as We feel free to be ourselves and do not have to deal with the pressure and anxiety of appearing "normal". After conducting an online search in an attempt to meet others on the spectrum, We found that every "dating" or social media site out there has been created by people not on the spectrum. In particular, the dating sites We have found created for ASD individuals are riddled with puzzle pieces, ribbons, and statements that paint people on the spectrum as sad, lonely, "disabled" people. We both found this very upsetting. This is why We decided to introduce the first dating/social media site FOR people on the spectrum created BY people on the spectrum. Not only did we want to create a website for people on the autism spectrum to connect, but we also wanted to create the first compatibility test for people on the spectrum. Each one of us are unique. Some of us are introverted, quiet types, and some of us are outgoing and loud types. Some of us can tolerate certain environments and some of us cannot. Some of us are verbal and some of us are non-verbal. Some of us are looking for romantic relationships and some of us are just looking for meaningful, long lasting friendships. We designed the Spectrum Compatibility Test to match members based on a variety of spectrum attributes. The member is then matched with other members with the same results. Since some individuals may want to broaden or limit their matches, members are given the ability to change their results based on a percentage score of how closely other matches have answered their compatibility test in comparison to yours. This can be done in the "My Spectrum" under your "About" shortcut. With a bit of help, my idea has become reality. We are excited to help others on the spectrum connect and look forward to making some new friends along the way. If you have any suggestions on how we can make the site even better, please visit The Forums and post your ideas and suggestions! Thank you and welcome to the SpectrumSingles community!