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Can you like romance and be aromantic?

Guest Shance

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I just don’t really find the sex and romance appealing on a personal level? But I would love having a good friend, someone to cuddle with, hug and have physical affection with.

I do have a sex drive, but don’t find doing it with anyone appealing either.

Just really conflicts with cultural mores, I am supposed to want to have a wife and children and the whole 9 yards, I just don’t. Would much prefer having a best friend live with me, just can’t find it probable long term.

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Of course! I'm greyromantic and look at fanart and fanfiction of my favourite couple all the time, and am attracted to fictional characters. I just don't always have the attraction to be "interested" in real people. 


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If you enjoy cuddling and hugging, it could be described as sensual attraction.

Being aro/ace doesn't mean that you have to hate romance/sex. There are romance-favourable aros, who don't mind romance, but they just don't want it for themselves. Same goes for sex-favourable aces. Also, having a sex drive has nothing to do with sexuality. Everyone has a sex drive, but whether or not you want to have partnered sex is what determines your sexuality (or lack thereof).

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