Hugging and Affection in the Era of COVID

Prior to COVID, I hugged girls and shook hands with or fist bumped boys. It was my invariable style. Every person is my sibling in the human family and it is my duty to express my love for them. To my surprise, when COVID hit there was not only a resignation to less tactile interactionsContinue reading “Hugging and Affection in the Era of COVID”

Adult Proms: A Way to Increase Dating Rates and More Fun Things

It has been reacted to as a crisis in the media that dating rates are down. It’s not a crisis. Yet, the pundits react to any change as a crisis. When the birth rates were going up, there was a panic about overpopulation and when the birth rates began to reverse the pundits, again, panickedContinue reading “Adult Proms: A Way to Increase Dating Rates and More Fun Things”

Extroverted on the Spectrum: A Long Saga of Cosmopolitan Friendliness

So far, I’ve written a lot about being Asperger’s and being among the various neurological minorities that claim me as a member.  For this article, I will write about what it feels like to be interested in humans when one is unlike them. Most people are interested in their kin group, their friends, and fewContinue reading “Extroverted on the Spectrum: A Long Saga of Cosmopolitan Friendliness”

Social Chernobyl: How Weirdos Become Toxic

As has been mentioned in my earlier articles, among the greatest issues being on the spectrum are vigilantes arising after being offended. After people are offended, they usually ghost and never return. This is perplexing, why? Whenever I’m in a friendship or some other type of relationship, I am aware that I am a singleContinue reading “Social Chernobyl: How Weirdos Become Toxic”

Dethroning Regina George: How to Redistribute Social Capital

Before on this website, I have written articles about the realities of being bullied for a disability, many of which people wouldn’t guess. Within those, I wrote about how anti-bullying policies tend to not be effective for various reasons. First, in Circus Monkey bullying that the bullying is consensual and to separate the victim andContinue reading “Dethroning Regina George: How to Redistribute Social Capital”

Platonic Friendships: The Asperger’s Guide to Fraternal Love

While dating on the spectrum may be a juicier topic, the issue of platonic friendships is probably more important. Maslow was wrong about the degree to which sex is important to mental health but friendship is very important. Yet, sadly, friendship is more complex than just making friends. Friendship is the most important type ofContinue reading “Platonic Friendships: The Asperger’s Guide to Fraternal Love”