Stuart Wilmington isn't an exceptionally social person. He has had the same tight-knit group of friends for most of Junior high and High school, which include his best friend Scott, and close friends Natalie and Lindsay. Though he's been invited to all the senior parties, it is more of a formality on his friend's part; Stuart has rarely attended any of them, because he feels extremely uncomfortable in most social situations. But Scott has made Stuart promise that he'll finally make an appearance at Lindsay's house party. Feeling a bit guilty for not showing his face for months, Stuart forces himself to go - even though he has been anxiety-ridden ever since Lindsay had invited him.
Stuart is openly gay, but has never dated anyone before. He doesn't often take chances - instead, he tends to stick to his familiar routines, and has particular behaviorisms that most people find eccentric. But he isn't odd; he is autistic. He just sees the world a bit differently than his peers, and often has trouble processing sensory around him.
During the party, Stuart finds himself overwhelmed by all the noise and the crowd, so he finds refuge out on Lindsay's porch. And it is there, that Stuart meets the charming Jason Banciu - a few years his senior, from the nearby town of Harrison. Jason is everything he's craving in a relationship - independent, gorgeous, and full of admiration and love for Stuart. Because Stuart has never dated before, he feels overwhelmed, and completely out of his depth when it comes to relationships. But he knows that he has fallen head over heels in love with Jason, and is determined to prove to the world that he is capable of being in an adult relationship.