Our Definition

refers to a person who experiences little-to-no romantic attraction. An aromantic person may or may not experience different forms of attraction such as sexual, intellectual, or platonic.

Common Practices & Experiences 

Everyone is different! You'll see this repeated throughout our website and glossary. Common practices and experiences involving aromantic people include, but certainly aren't limited to:

  • Feeling at odds with society’s expectations regarding love and intimate relationships. 
  • Use in combination with one’s sexual orientation (ex. Bisexual Aromantic or Aro-Ace)
  • Avoiding relationships where romantic love is expected
  • Feeling uncomfortable when one is the object of romantic love

Sarah has been in lots of intimate relationships but does not relate to the notion of romantic love.

Gloria does not want a romantic partner, since she is aro-ace. Her most important relationship is her live-in lab assistant 

Tom had always had a hard time differentiating between the love he feels for friends and the love that he is expected to feel for intimate partners. Figuring out his aromantic identity made sense of all of this.

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Real Life Examples

We're gathering short anecdotes on this topic from experienced kinksters!
If you'd like to be quoted in our glossary, please email us a single paragraph describing the practices you'd like to share, along with whatever name you'd like to be credited with.
If your definition differs from ours, tell us how and why! We want to illustrate as many sides of kink as we can to both normalize kink and the diversity within it.

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