When the original Australian hit series Love on the Spectrum came out on Netflix, I was pleasantly surprised to see how the show portrayed people on the spectrum in an authentic, positive light. It became one of my favorite Netflix shows.
Because I been so busy developing my animation company DaniMation for over 13 years, I never really had time to find love.
In the past, the guys I met on or off the spectrum always say they could handle me being busy, but then they realize “oh, yeah, she’s busy”, and they get frustrated very quickly because I don’t have time for them. The only time I have free is when I am doing something that relates to animation, like going to animation events, the screenings, the conventions, and so on. And if the guy that I meet is not interested in animation, then it’s difficult to relate.
I do try to like their interests. But I have a lot of phobias too. I don’t like scary stuff like horror films or serious action or drama films, except for superhero movies, documentaries, and nature films. I also don’t like amusement parks and loud concerts due to my misophonia unless it’s music that I really REALLY like, and I wear headphones that cancels the shrieks of cheers. I also don’t date picky eaters because I am a foodie, and I love trying new restaurants and new foods. It’s always been hard to find someone on my own.
You can imagine my excitement when Love on the Spectrum’s production company Northern Pictures contacted me about an opportunity to be on the US version of Love on the Spectrum.