So, I just got out of an inpatient care facility, i was considering and made some attempts at suicide. I told my therapist knowing where I was gonna end up but part of me knew I needed help I guess, anyway I ended up there. I was there for about 4-5 days and while I was there I kinda had to be social, we had group sessions…ect. Anyway, before I went in I had no social life at all, but while I was there I was forced to be social. I sort of, made friends. I am on the autism spectrum so it’s hard for me to begin with… While I was there I met one girl in particular who I really hit it off with. Not just in a I wanna date you but just be friends, we really relate to each other and idk, I like her. I got the numbers from a few people there that I spent time with, made friends with… I don’t know how the whole friendship thing works but yeah. Well I got out yesterday and I had given her the wrong number for my cell so texted her saying congrats on getting out(she got out the same day) and if she ever wanted to hang out to text or call me. She responded saying she was glad to get my message and to do the same…. Anyway, she’s 18 and I’m 24. I’ve been in one relationship in my life that lasted about 4 months. I’m still a virgin. She as far as I know has also been in only one relationship and it got pretty serious and lasted for a little over a year I think. She isn’t a virgin and has far more experience in that area than me. So yeah….. I have no friends.. I want to hang out with her but I feel like we both like each other and it might turn into more than that, more than just friends. We both currently have no social lives. Idk what else to say…. I want to stay in contact with her and was thinking about asking her to go see a movie or something…. idk. i’m really bad at this stuff. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Start with a friendship would be great! Its best just being friends for awhile. With friends age difference doesn't matter. If you're helping each other out and can relate to each other then that's really great!
I think you should just carry on texting and checking in to see how she is then ask her to do something with you. Take everything slow even if you're just looking for a friendship. If you aren't really use to being social then it can be a big step for the both of you. Just be talkative and move at a pace that you are comfortable with you. If you care for each other age doesn't matter. Just make sure you take it slow. Don't rush into anything either of you aren't comfortable then if you find out she feels the same way, take it from there. What matters is how you both feel about each other and if you make each other happy so if it comes to something more age shouldn't get in the way. But for now take things slow and have fun!
Hope this helps!
Please, any advice would be greatly appreciated. This really just about friendship... I think I made a friend (maybe more in the future? idk...) and I don't what to do about it. I don't know how to handle this situation.