This 2-hr workshop is designed as an introduction to dating and starting a sweetheart relationship for teens and young adults with cognitive disabilities who are interested in, or have had some experience dating.
Participants will learn dating basics as well as how to evaluate whether a dating relationship is healthy or unhealthy.
session helps participants learn socially appropriate touch and talk boundaries within different relationships.
Rules for private body parts are discussed and healthy and unhealthy boundaries are compared and contrasted.
Or, in the case of our empathetic protagonist in the sweet, surreal Man Seeking Woman, dating involves navigating a world where your ex is hooking up with Adolf Hitler and Fred Armisen is the voice of a Japanese penis monster.“For example, when you manage to get somebody’s phone number on the subway it’s so exhilarating and the thrilling you can feel sometimes that you’re deserving of a Mac Arthur Genius Grant or a congratulatory call from the President of the United States,” he says.
“Similarly, if you’re still in love with somebody and you find out they’re dating somebody new, that new rival can feel like Adolf Hitler because you’re so crestfallen and heartbroken.”In the premiere of Man Seeking Woman, both of those things happen to our hero: the naïve, equal parts hopeless and hapless romantic Josh Greenberg, played with Everyman likability and sad-sack charm by Jay Baruchel.