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Aromanticism in one sentence


James White
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I recently heard a quote from the famous feminist, Gloria Steinem. When asked why she wasn't married, she responded with this gem. 

 

"I don't mate in captivity." 

 

It's now my favorite sentence in the English language because of how elegantly it sums up my aromantic experience. I'd like to hear if anyone else in the community knows some nice and simple ways of communicating that kind of aro pride with such concision. After all, we could all use a more efficient and well-tuned way to explain aromanticism. 

I look forward to reading some other examples. 

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hmm, hard to say.  i like the one you mentioned, @James White, partly because i'm poly.  (also, i know i've said this, but your 'Heterosexual, but so aro it doesn't even matter' still cracks me up every time, because LARGE MOOD.)  how about 'i like friends and/or benefits but not boyfriends'?  (by the general definition.  i might call a qpp a boyfriend.  and 'not girlfriends' is implied.  in the interest of keeping it concise.)

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On 9/7/2017 at 8:58 AM, James White said:

I recently heard a quote from the famous feminist, Gloria Steinem. When asked why she wasn't married, she responded with this gem. 

 

"I don't mate in captivity."

 

Sums up the experience of being aro-allo.

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