Meeting online and messaging back and forth from the comfort of a keyboard can reduce some of the fear that comes with social interactions, allowing friendships to blossom at a pace that works for each individual.
IDENTIFYING UNHEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS The first step that organizations teach to combat teen dating violence is recognizing what constitutes a healthy relationship.
Seeking companionship can be difficult for many adults, but for those with developmental disabilities, this can often be nearly impossible.
While most people can turn to online social groups and dating sites, there are very few resources for men and women with autism, Down Syndrome, and developmental delays.
The share of 18- to 24-year-olds who report having used online dating has nearly tripled in the last two years.
Today 27% of these young adults report that they have done so, up from just 10% in early 2013.