I would like to pursue a different kind of life where I seek relationships. This could be very good for me and others in the same boat. The one relationship in my life that was good and real ended because I moved away. Could a site like uneepi help me? In the past year, Keri Bowers, who works with me one-on-one, has supported me to stretch my boundaries and explore the things that hold me back from broader opportunities.
Here are his responses to my questions. Can you better explain how that works and the cost involved after the first free 15 minutes of consultation? It seems like a conundrum. Many autistics live on fixed incomes, but we need solid support to be healthy and choose healthy relationships. Please describe consultation supports and how it helps users to be safe and responsible in using a your dating site. This is a really good question Bryan. It is something we considered when we came up with our pricing module for the coaching.
After doing research on how much coaches charge for this, I feel like our fee is very reasonable. Our coaches have the following experience. When did you launch your site, and how many active members currently use your platform to meet others? We launched Uneepi in November We currently have 79 active members on our site, but are looking to expand that and get the word out to new users to grow opportunities to meet others with like minds.
As the founder, what is your background; what inspired you to create this site? I know there must be a story as to why you started this site, tell us about it. Yes, I do have a personal story behind why I created Uneepi. But in order to receive a degree in Computer Science, you had to build something. My senior partner who I was paired with and I were trying to figure out what we could do. When we completed the game, we sent it to a bunch of schools and got a lot of positive feedback. Fast forward a year later and I had started a website freelance company and my first client was Rebecca, a behavior analyst.
I helped her make some changes to her website and update it. We remained in touch over the years while I helped her maintain her website. Fast forward a few years later, I was watching a documentary called Autism In Love. I wanted to do something about that so I decided I wanted to build a dating and social media site for adults on the spectrum. I wanted to build a better one than what I have encountered, a site that will help users who might not know how to date or interact socially.
I had told Rebecca and she loved it and wanted to come on board. I wanted a site that will help our users succeed when they came on our site. I had started working on the site in January and after putting together a team and building a site, we launched Beta in November , which we are currently still in. When I launched Uneepi, I had known that people on the spectrum can be very vulnerable.
I made safety the number one priority in creating the site. Myself and a few others on the team monitor all the people who sign up to our site. If we see any suspicious activity going on, we will delete them from our site.
We have also emailed our members and told them what to watch out for. We are also writing blogs and will be talking about safety in our podcast we just launched called Loving With Autism.
Can you highlight a few success stories among your users and provide high-resolution photos for this blog? Our members tend to keep these things to themselves, which we totally understand and want to respect their privacy. All I can say for sure is that there is a lot of back and forth communications going on between our members. Please add anything else that you feel will help users to understand the benefits of your site.
We wanted Uneepi to be a site where we will help our members achieve their goals. We know how hard dating is and we want it to be easy. We offer a lot of resources to help to help make sure it is such as blogs, podcasts and the coaching.
We want to be known as the go to dating site for the Autism community! We also are always open to suggestions on what our members want on our site.