Hellishfish Posted February 3, 2021 Share Posted February 3, 2021 I want to compare aromantacism to a magician performing a trick. When this magician does said trick, we can be amazed, feel wonder, and be intrigued by the mystery. Once the trick is learned however, it changes. The trick may still indeed be impressive to perform, but that compelling magic is gone. Now to the human brain. I feel that, at least in my personal case, the magic of romantic feelings, or love, has disappeared because its trick has been learned. What is love beyond a complex cocktail of brain chemicals that compel us to develop relationships and procreate? We were selected as a species to build strong relationships. strong relationships increased our chances of success as well as the chances of success for our children. I feel that love is a coercion of nature, a drug that we evolved to help us survive. The above is all I can think of when I begin a relationship. I can’t tell a person that I love them when I know that love is an evolutionary magic trick. It’s fake. Obviously I still care about and care for my partners, but the connection never extends beyond a physical one for me. Anyways, if you’ve taken the time to read this, give me your thoughts. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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