And it’s really stressful to try and hide that stress, otherwise you come across as a very intense person, which I tend to," she said.
Thomas also said flirting can also be really tiring.
Dating can be hard enough as it is, but when you're living on the autism spectrum, it can be even harder.
I've heard so many people say, "I'm better off with my own kind!
The former Miss America system contestant and University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music-trained opera singer knew she had a different conception of romance than her previous boyfriends had and, for that matter, everyone else.“People tend to think of romance as spur of the moment and exciting,” she told me.
“I think of romance as things that make sense and are logical.” However, she didn't know why until this year when, at the age of 31, when she was diagnosed with autism.
it will give you some steps to help you understand why, and how you can work around those things if you want, or things that you don’t want to pursue anymore because it will continue to be difficult for you," she said.
Romana said relationships can work, but there does need to be a lot of education around what the autism spectrum is and how it affects a relationship. "I think that if a partner is not aware of the other partner’s condition, it's hard because sometimes those behaviours come across as being rude or 'I don’t really care'.