Aromanticism is a romantic orientation. An aromantic is a person who does not experience romantic attraction towards others. There is considerable diversity among the aromantic community, as aromantics can be of any sexual orientation. Aromantic people are often satisfied with friendships and non-romantic relationships.
Aromanticism is not
- a decision/an attitude
- a mental disease
- caused by commitment issues
It is important to note that aromantics do not lack emotional/personal connection, but simply have no instincutal need to develop relationships of a romantic
Can aromantics love?
It is possible for an aromantic to be involved in a devoted relationship with another individual, but these relations resemble close friendships and are not purposely initiated monogamous. Aromantics can love, but are likely to experience this emotion as a feeling of close friendship for the emotional needs of aromantic people can be fulfilled in a platonic way. However, this does not make their way of loving less worthy.