So I’m in my early teens and really not sure about my identity. I’m pretty sure I’m ace and still questioning whether or not I may be aro.
I was first introduced to the concept of asexuality when a friend came out to me. It sort of rang a bell for me, and I started to do a little research, which led me to AVEN. After reading about asexuality and Googling it I eventually came across the term “aromantic.” I looked into that and realized this could be me too.
Everyone I know has had a crush, but I haven’t. I never realized this was weird until pretty recently, and I still don’t get why it’s such a big deal. My friends would always ask me who I liked and say I was lying when my answer was “no one.” But could I just be a “late bloomer?” I once saw someone on one of these forums write something along the lines of “The lack of a feeling doesn’t smack you in the face as much as the presence of one does.” I think this is true, and it just makes things complicated because there’s really no way to tell besides waiting indefinitely.
I know there are countless posts like this one, on AVEN and here and everywhere else on the Internet, but thoughts and experience would be greatly appreciated!
Thanks for reading :)