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Do you describe yourself with terms like romance-repulsed/indifferent/favorable?

Do you describe yourself with terms like romance-repulsed/indifferent/favorable?  

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Romance indifferent or slightly positive when it is about other people.

Slightly romance repulsed when it's about me.

I don't use this label: even said with a big smile the 'aromantic' label is usually enough to discourage potential suitors.

 

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Romance repulsed. I do not like it when it is directed at me, it makes me feel trapped since I cannot reciprocate it. The only way I would accept a romantic gesture (kissing, hold hands) is if the other person knows I will feel nothing doing it and is completely ok with it. But only my best friend has earned my trust in believing they words. Also, I cuddle with any living being (dog, cats, snakes, people) and I see it as something completely normal and no romance involved. It is the only activity that isn't romance coded for me, cuz hey we sharing heat, that means we won't freeze to death, yay.

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I'm completely romance neutral. I don't hate it but it's not like I have any interest in it. If a piece of media has romance in it I won't mind but I find stories that are solely romance can be boring to me.

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I don't use any of these terms for myself, but then again, my romantic orientation fits pretty well with my sexual orientation so I've never been in a position of having to specify.

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Personally the repulsed/indifferent/favourable terms seem like they are taken from the ace framework in regards to general attitudes towards sex. I know there are social complexities and cultural differences but sex can be simplified to the act itself. Romance cannot be simplified to one universally acknowledged act, there is too much cultural input and diversity so repulsed/indifferent/favourable seems too ill fitting when most people will probably have a range of reactions to different aspects of romance-coded things. 

Personally I use the words repulsed and indifferent/neutral but in an entirely different framework of understanding. I see repulsed and indifferent/neutral as steps on the attraction framework in regards to specific activities, situations or people. I actually changed my vote, I originally selected romance-repulsed or averse because those are words I use, just not with that general meaning, and I have no connection with 'favourable' being the other end of the options. I did my own examples of what I mean here  https://mesotablar.dreamwidth.org/13965.html

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