amoose Posted May 18, 2018 Share Posted May 18, 2018 I am a 16 y/o guy and recently discovered this community as well as AVEN, and am fairly sure i'm ace. I also think i'm aro, everything points towards that for me, but one thing kinda confuses me. Most of my friends (although i'm not really close with anyone) are guys, and I certainly feel platonic attraction towards all genders. However, i've never had a squish on a guy. I have had (what i think are) squishes and plushes (and swishes and lushes) on girls. But not guys. So i'm not hetero-platonic or anything like that, and i think i'm aro, but there seems to be some gender specificity somewhere. Are these actually crushes and i'm hetero-romantic, or is there some other explanation? I've considered that it might just be because i'm already friends with the guys i would have a squish on, but i'm not really friends with many girls. Also considered that it might be societal expectations affecting my own interpretation of my feelings? Has anyone else had a similar experience or some understanding of what might be going on? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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