Aromantic

Aromantic

(adjective)

A person who experiences no, limited, or conditional romantic attraction. An aromantic person may experience other types of attraction. Being aromantic is a romantic orientation as part of Multiple Orientation Labelling. An aromantic individual may choose to engage in romantic behaviors for various reasons even while not experiencing romantic attraction. Being aromantic is an identity and orientation; it is not a medical condition. Romantic attraction is not necessary for a person to thrive. 

e.g. Gerry didn’t understand why people loved large romantic gestures like surprise outings as he was aromantic and didn’t desire a romantic partner.

The Aromantic Flag -  A flag with 5 horizontal stripes: top to bottom: dark green, light green, white, grey, and black. The greens represent the spectrum of aromantic experiences. The white, grey, and black representing the sexual identities of individuals within the aromantic spectrum.

The Aromantic Flag

A flag with 5 horizontal stripes: top to bottom: dark green, light green, white, grey, and black. The greens represent the spectrum of aromantic experiences. The white, grey, and black representing the sexual identities of individuals within the aromantic spectrum.

Further reading to gain expanded context:

AUREA: Aromantic-spectrum Union for Recognition, Education, and Advocacy.


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