- Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online in December 2015
- They found each other using a dating website for people on the autism spectrum
- Most high-functioning people with autism want to be in a romantic relationship, one study found
This is the second episode in an ongoing series called "Heart of the Matter," using love stories to talk about big issues.
Fort Lauderdale, FL (CNN)Like many couples, Nico Morales and Latoya Jolly met online. Nico sent the first message while on vacation in Guatemala with his family in December 2015. Latoya's handle was pokejolly1993, a throwback to Pokemon and her birth year. Nico liked that they were both "children at heart." Soon after, the couple went on their first date.