HelloThere Posted May 21 Share Posted May 21 1 hour ago, Apex said: Good advice! I'm 26 myself and was aware of aromanticism when I was 13, and knew about things like asexuality a bit earlier. But I agree age demographics are starting to skew younger, and not just irt aromantic spaces. I think it has to do with a few things Increased awareness of different identities/orientations/etc A push away from social media and towards things like personal websites and forums (not like a mass exodus, but more younger people being interested in these things) Older members having gotten all their thoughts out, made all the posts they can think of, giving the advice they have, and then becoming less active for various reasons (life, moving towards more private spaces or friend groups, etc) I've noticed this in other communities as well, and I can think of a few instances where I've been the young person moving in to "replace" older members who'd left Yeah, I came on recently and saw so many dead posts that I could relate to that helped me be more confident. People are (not all just more than before) finding more niche areas of the internet to sorta enjoy and hide out in. I mean I’m glad that there’s so much more awareness but dang it, the cost is more uncertainty at a younger age. The younger one figures it out, the longer one can end up wrestling with their mind while biding their time to be more sure of themselves. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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