POF has changed a bit. Briefly seeing part of an old episode of Big Bang Theory, is a useful stimulus. That show never does come along and say that Sheldon is Asperger's Savant, but that is very likely.
The pictures I have up are not current. I get no feedback from interacting with people in public. And so I have been hoping that some women would view my profile with settings such that I get feedback, but it doesn't happen. I have no idea whether 1% of females might find me attractive, or 99%. I just passed my 55 birthday. I've been alone most of my life, I will be alone the rest of my life. There are no females who are interested in at least being friends. Good luck finding whatever it is you are looking for. If you work in HR, please quit discriminating against us (autistics).
I suspect some of the changes will result in less work/effort being needed on the part of the owner, but I also suspect fewer relationships will result. Mankind does not consist of a single moded distribution of properties in some hyperspace. In some respects there is one mode that contains much of the population, but it is likely that with respect to certain properties of a person, there will be multiple modes. I also suspect that some properties of mankind have undefined variance (such as from a Cauchy distribution).
Markus has decided that people cannot contact others, except as he chooses. I think his rules currently restrict me from initiating a conversation with anyone under age 39. Someone under age 39 contacted me, and attempting to reply finds me blocked from replying. I suspect the rules are now asymmetric. Oh well. I guess I can't respond to anyone under 39 either (as of 2013).
I have looked at a lot of different profiles of females. Very few have ever listed an interest in autism (or Asperger's Syndrome). I am very poor at reading people.
People my age have had many dating partners, probably multiple marriage partners, children (probably out of the nest, possibly not) and may have grandchildren. Their dating life may not have been as desired, it has been full.
I am not the person you might have expected to see.
I don't know that any female (XX, not someone altered to appear to be female) would ever be interested in me, in any capacity other than being friends. I think it would be nice to hold hands with a female that liked me, or to hug a female. As I have Autism, it is a bad idea for any female to have a baby resulting from my fertilizing her egg. People with autism may be useful, but society will not give us a chance. At anything.
I am strong. Many years ago, I had a full thick head of hair. The top vacated. I am strong. If my life was different, I might consider trying to do weightlifting in Master's Games. Hardly skinny, but even though I am heavy, I don't have a lot of "excess" fat. Sure, it would be nice to get rid of the excess, it is difficult.
I have pretty much given up on even finding a friend, let alone someone more than a friend. I seldom write to people, and when I do write, it is a completely platonic note. And to see messsage deleted with no response and user blocked is just completely unfair. Blocking users because someone wrote a polite note, and they were only looking for a friend?
Blacklist: Leapinthedark. People that wear sunglasses in their photos.
If you know exactly what you are looking for, or even have a really good idea; I am probably not what you are looking for. Nobody is looking for someone who was almost 41 when they found out they had Autism.
Having Autism, there are some things I am really stupid at. On a lot of things that probably never come up in your life, I am a genius. At some things that probably come up in anyone's life (like cooking), I am really gifted.
Most people seem to be looking for the quarterback/cornerback type of football physique, my physique is more like a "short" version of someone in the rugby scrum (I'm average height, most guys in the scrum are above average in height). I've been involved in athletic first aid for 25+ years, and I've been cooking since I was 5. From out in left field, I started studying nuclear physics at age 11. I expect everybody on this website has more experience at dating than I do.
Conversation Starters (i.e. what you'd like to do on a first date...)
An opportunity to talk sounds like a wonderful first date to me. Coffee, playing pool, bowling, whatever. Heck, a trip to the mountains to go hiking, cross country skiing (I can rent) or snowshoeing (I have snow shoes) would work for me as well. Or another alternative would be to talk about fitness (weight lifting or not). The best exercises are the ones you enjoy.