omitef Posted April 10, 2016 Share Posted April 10, 2016 Hey, everyone. I'm omitef, but you can also call me Cy. I found this forum on /r/aromantic, and thought it would be a good alternative to AVEN, which is more focused on sexuality. For the longest time I thought I was actually alloromantic, but there were always a few "weird" things that bothered me about romance and relationships. Like even though I wanted to be in a relationship, actually being in a relationship was uncomfortable for me. It wasn't that I didn't like the person I was dating--it just felt really wrong. Relationships made me feel trapped and overwhelmed by my partner's feelings. Another issue was, once the other person started being extremely affectionate with me, it was an immediate turn-off. It was okay when I was affectionate with them, but if they did it too much back to me, then I started feeling trapped again. I'm happiest when I'm able to be affectionate with someone who appreciates my affection, but doesn't do anything in return beyond platonically. For awhile, I've been in a happy situation with my aromantic asexual friend; we have a close relationship that's not romantic. But I'm a bit stressed out right now, because I just developed a crush on a polyamorous person, who seems to expect more from me, and I don't know what to do with that. I currently identify as lithromantic, and I'm trying to learn what this means for me and the future romantic/queerplatonic adventures in my life. I hope I'll be able to make some good friends here. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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