I was 25 when I was diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome. That was nearly a decade ago. Now, and within those years, I have restructured my circle many times to suit me, and happily, it has worked. I now understand myself better and have friends who understand me more the same. I also went through a large period of pretending to enjoy large social gatherings, when really, I DID NOT. I wanted to fit in and tried painfully to continue on with that charade. I hope all the best for you!