I remember back in elementary school (not sure what grade I was in at that time), I was having a hard time with making friends and it got so bad to the point I would obsess over my lack of social skills. One day, I had this revelation in my mind and I can still remember this clearly, but it was, "I don't need love, all I need are friends!"
Now if that wasn't a huge aro moment in my life then I don't know what is.
But in general, I was so concerned whether I would make friends or not that I didn't really pay attention to the concept of love. I would watch romantic movies, but it wouldn't register in my mind. My thought process went like, "Oh, it's a romantic-comedy. That's swell." And whenever I listened to pop songs (which were over-saturated with love and sex) I focused more on the melodies and rhythms, rather than the lyrics and what the song was implying. I also get super uncomfortable when I'm asked who I had/have a crush on in Truth or Dare because how am I supposed to explain that my heart refuses to process romanticism??