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Decoding Dating

A Guide to the Unwritten Social Rules of Dating for Men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
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The ultimate guide to cracking the social code of dating!

The rules of dating are a conundrum for many men, but for men with Asperger Syndrome (Autism Spectrum Disorder) who often have difficulty understanding social communication, they can be almost indecipherable. This book methodically breaks down the steps of dating giving advice on the best places to meet women - whether on or offline, getting ready for the big date, where to go and what to talk about, and how to tell if a second date is on the cards. Written for those with little or no prior experience on the dating scene, the book discusses how to know if you are ready for a relationship, what qualities to look for in a potential girlfriend, and if dating goes well how to make a relationship work.
  • Published: Oct 21 2014
  • Pages: 216
  • 214 x 136mm
  • ISBN: 9781849057806
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Press Reviews

  • Dr. Marc Ellison, Interim Executive Director, West Virginia Autism Training Center, Marshall University

    While it's not always obvious in our behavior, dating can be a baffling experience for many men. Author John Miller demystifies many challenges related to dating by providing what's needed by everyone, including men living on the autism spectrum - he gives us information! Miller discusses very personal aspects of relationship building and provides practical advice related to confusing aspects of dating, such as self-disclosure, flirting behavior, dating rituals, and the pitfalls that can sometimes accompany relationships. Through anecdotes and the sharing of his personal journey, Miller reminds men living on the spectrum that dating can be a successful and enjoyable experience.
  • Dr. Fred Volkmar, Director of Child Study Center at Yale University School of Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

    A wonderfully practical and helpful book on a very important issue. This volume is full of helpful suggestions and will be of great interest to individuals with social disabilities navigating the complex world of social relationships.
  • Professor Lindee Morgan, Florida State University Autism Institute

    In Decoding Dating John Miller strips bare the intricacies of dating and relationships that can be elusive to all adults. With a style that is brutally honest and embedded with humor and personal experience, John provides a thorough set of basic instructions for the aspiring dater. Decoding Dating is a particularly rich guidebook for men with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Liane Holliday Willey, author of Pretending to be Normal, Safety Skills for Asperger Women, Asperger Syndrome in the Family, and editor of Asperger Syndrome in Adolescence

    John Miller takes on the difficult terrain of dating with objectivity and sensitivity. John patches up the twists and turns that follow the ever-evasive art of dating and courting, with practical ideas and clear explanations that will help everyone (on the autism spectrum or not) understand the nuances and importance of dating with grace and class. I'm going to strongly suggest my husband read this book!
  • Sarah Hendrickx, author

    GAP - Good Autism Practice
    John Miller's book is aimed at the male with autism seeking a female partner. John is an adult with autism himself who is married with a child... He shares some of his personal experiences and professional practice as a teacher of students with Autism Spectrum Conditions along with his guidance and advice... Sections of the book are extremely valuable, particularly in the realms of teaching and awareness in social expectations and making the relationship work... There is much that any adult with autism can learn from this book, regardless of whether they are seeking a partner or not.