Emerald Posted September 15, 2019 Share Posted September 15, 2019 Hey everyone I don't know if this is the right place to write this... but I could use some help. I think I might be aromantic (surprise surprise, I know this is arocalypse...) I'm 18 and I have never had a crush, fallen in love or been in a relationship and I have no urge to change that. I didn't even realize in the beginning that this was not normal, I always got the feeling that I missed some kind of step when everybody around me started dating and I'm just not interested in it. I admit, I'm not the kind of girl anybody wanted to ask out or was interested in, but that never really bothered me. Everybody in my environment always told me that would change, but I don't want to be in a romantic relationship or something, I always say I'm too busy if somebody asks. Also I don't like romantic movies or books, and the fastest way to ruin a good series or book for me is to include a always ridiculous and unnecessary romantic subplot. I somehow missed to step to stop looking away when people in movies get too mushy. I'm not romance repulsed, but I really do not need to see that. About a year ago I started talking to more people in the lgbt+ community and started thinking about it more. I started to google more and stumbled over the term aromanticism (the fact that my computer does not recognize aromantic or aromanticism as a real word makes me feel unsure). I think it fits, but I don't know exactly where on the spectrum I really am. I tried to start a conversation about it with my lgbt+ friends, but it didn't really work, so I thought maybe one of you could help me. Am I too young to know that I'm aromantic? I haven't tried romantic relationships, I don't really want to try it to find out for sure. (Sorry I just realized this is very long and not very coherent, but it's something that has been weighing on me for a few weeks) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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