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The duo, who hail from Santa Clarita, California, are both on the autism spectrum.
They told Buzz Feed News that they were disappointed that online communities for autistic individuals were created and run by non-autistics.
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It is possible that the mode of online dating resonates with some participants' conceptual orientation towards the process of finding a romantic partner.
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