- I have a mental disorder and sometimes it's hard to define what is my aromanticism and what instead stems from my disorder - I'm the aro stereotype of cold, with problems expressing emotions, and very few friends - I'm into shipping and I greatly enjoy it
As a kid I didn't understand romantic love was a thing that was different from friendship. I thought it was just friendship+ or something like that. I used to say I liked one boy because I considered him my best friend and I was convinced liking someone meant they were your favorite friend. I was always very confused when someone said they had a crush on a person they had never met because of this. Like, they're not even your friend, how can you say you like them when you just know their name?