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Old 22-01-2013, 21:31
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There are girls at my social group but I don't seem to get on with most of them. It's not easy when they are mostly younger anyway.
Women are annoying most of the time anyway. God knows what an autistic one is like
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:31
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No, all are classified on the medical model as 'normal', so it does not follow. The problem is people do not think people with impairments can be successful parents.

They are 19-22yrs

It is not enlighten times, more are being taken into care and adopted than before. It is just cheaper.
Oh I thought Downs Syndrome was much more understood than in the 60s for instance.

I still have to fight to get people to understand Asperger's but I thought that was just because it wasn't as well known.

I'm glad your nephews are doing well.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:31
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I wonder what Simon's disability is? I'm surprised he hasn't dated before.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:33
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imagine anything more stressful than going to a maze on your first date! i felt stressed just watching it....
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:34
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There are girls at my social group but I don't seem to get on with most of them. It's not easy when they are mostly younger anyway.
Yeah there's a few girls at the ones I go to, and I do get on with them really well, but never in that sort of way. But as for some of the staff... now that's a different matter
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:34
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imagine anything more stressful than going to a maze on your first date! i felt stressed just watching it....
Throw a camera crew into the mix and it must have been a nightmare!
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:35
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Oliver doesn't look like his mum - wonder if his dad was Chinese?
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:36
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Oliver's mum seems very articulate, shows in Oliver, how he finds love and his passion for art shows personality.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:37
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Oh I thought Downs Syndrome was much more understood than in the 60s for instance.

I still have to fight to get people to understand Asperger's but I thought that was just because it wasn't as well known.

I'm glad your nephews are doing well.
The 1990's there was far more acceptance of parenting by people with impairments because there was money. In the 2000's adoption target setting came in and guess what!!!! With 36,000 for each child adopted who lost out. Since then it as been budget management driven.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:38
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Oliver is really cute. Reminds me of a Filipino boy I used to fancy in school.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:38
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Oliver doesn't look like his mum - wonder if his dad was Chinese?
That's 2 fathers who are not in the show for some reason.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:38
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The narrative seems to make a big deal out of the amount of time they've been single - "3 years without a girlfriend", "5 years since their last relationship" etc... Well some of us have never been fortunate enough to be in that situation at any stage!!
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:40
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Yeah there's a few girls at the ones I go to, and I do get on with them really well, but never in that sort of way. But as for some of the staff... now that's a different matter
My problem is that i tend to keep asking lots of questions so they feel interrogated rather than talked to.

Not sure what it is, I'm OK talking to other males.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:41
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The narrative seems to make a big deal out of the amount of time they've been single - "3 years without a girlfriend", "5 years since their last relationship" etc... Well some of us have never been fortunate enough to be in that situation at any stage!!
I was celibate for four years. Relationship does not mean no sex. QED
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:41
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it makes me sad watching this show...... i am yet to have had a gf .
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:41
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Oohhh, a girl who likes scifi.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:43
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Mother.

''I feel guilty''

''I don't want him to end up like me''.

Being the Mother worrying herself for her child can be stressful. Sometimes (and understandably) a little OTT with it. Partners can find this a little too obsessive. Children sometimes wish their parent(s) will back up and let them learn to live their lives a little. Dating is a good example off this. The worst part is when people with differences want to have children.

Now this area is a scandal and if TV really did want to push the taboo boundaries show this.

65% of people with impairment have their children taken off them and in a lot of cases it is not even necessary. It is just cheaper. In some areas it can be as high as 85%. Truly shocking. Trouble is the courts are in secret and anyone who talks about it can be imprisoned.

Dating is just the start of people with impairments problems.

My sister has down syndrome and married to a man with learning difficulties. I have three lovely Nephews and by luck she was ALLOWED to be their mother.

Your sister is incredibly lucky : )
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:43
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the red head girl is so pretty, why is she in an undateable??
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:44
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the red head girl is so pretty, why is she in an undateable??
The dates are often not the undateables.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:44
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My problem is that i tend to keep asking lots of questions so they feel interrogated rather than talked to.

Not sure what it is, I'm OK talking to other males.
Dating is a mine field and ALL people struggle and are nervous. Desperate seems to be the watch word. The point is when you meet the right type of person for you (that can be any number) it just clicks, so really its get on with it. Don't try and make a date happen, relax be yourself until it clicks with someone.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:45
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The dates are often not the undateables.
oh. i just changed channels
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:45
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the red head girl is so pretty, why is she in an undateable??
The focus is on Damien not her

and YES DAMIEN!, hopefully there'll be more of the same
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:46
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My problem is that i tend to keep asking lots of questions so they feel interrogated rather than talked to.

Not sure what it is, I'm OK talking to other males.
See I'm much better talking to females, though I never know what to say or ask so I end up talking about myself too often. I'm very self-aware (perhaps too much) so I'm better at conversation now, but I'd never even consider making a pass at any girl I'm talking to. Just too scared to I think. Doesn't help that I barely leave the house and therefore hardly ever meet people!
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:46
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Dating is a mine field and ALL people struggle and are nervous. Desperate seems to be the watch word. The point is when you meet the right type of person for you (that can be any number) it just clicks, so really its get on with it. Don't try and make a date happen, relax be yourself until it clicks with someone.
I'm OK, I've been on my own for too long now to get used to sharing a life with someone.

For instance my noise sensitivity means I have to wear head phones most of the time at home.
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Old 22-01-2013, 21:47
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The redhead is taller than him and he didn't want that. But none of those things matter when you have chemistry. Wonder if she will get put off when she finds out his mum has to accompany him everywhere?
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