OZY.COM - July 31 - A new wave of dating apps is emerging, focused on people on the autism spectrum. One of them is Aspie Singles. The app claims 4,500 users with 15-20 new sign-ups per day. The CDC estimates that ~1% of the world’s population is on the autism spectrum, meaning ~70M people. Standard dating apps like Tinder are open to people with autism, but are designed for those who are neurotypical. Hiki, launched in 2019, is another dating app targeting people on the spectrum. Founded by entrepreneur Jamil Karriem, the app has 9K users. Uneepi, an app launched in 2016, has coaches who help people with autism pick up on social cues and learn to communicate their emotions and desires effectively. It has 3,500 users.