Introduce yourself here, where do you put yourself on the romanticism spectrum? What do you like to do? How did you find out you were different than others in regards to romanticism? Also, forum rules pinned to the top of this forum.
Need help with Aro research, spreading awareness, or found a cool article to share on the subject of aromanticism or greyromanticism? Or are you looking to organize a meetup with like minded people? Here's your place!
Would you like to see your orientation represented in the media? Have you found an aro themed video, fan fiction, have new a head-cannon or would you like some aro friendly book, movie, web comic, or music recommendations? Want to talk about flags and other ways to show your pride? Would you like to get creative?
"Meh meh fanfiction isn't real writing!" Mm yeah, hold up, I'll get back to you on that when I'm not 5 hours deep into extremely specific research about the details of living in one particular neighborhood in Cairo, Arabic naming conventions, Japanese sign language, the psychological effects of prolonged isolation, and vampire folklore in non-European cultures
I have great friends who I adore, but they're all alloromantic and most people simply don't value friendships the same way they do romantic relationships. So sometimes I feel this aching loneliness because I fear that inevitably they're all going to get married and stuff and I'm just going to end up alone.
I struggled a long time with not being able to find a label for myself, and feeling lesser or alone because of it, but now I almost wish I could go back to that time. Ever since becoming aware of my aro-ness, I've honestly felt worse than I have in a long time- not because I think being aro is bad, but because of amatonormativity, arophobia, the fear of spending my life alone, etc. I know nothing should really have changed, since I've always been aro, by all means I should feel better now that I know what I am... But I guess ignorance is bliss, or whatever