Why are people aromantic

Aroma

A Aromantic is a person who feels little to no romantic attraction to others or who has no desire for romantic interaction. One can assume that aromantics in the sense of a romantic or emotional orientation is no more a decision than sexual orientations.

Sometimes the term aroma is only used for the absence of the "ability" to fall in love (which is sometimes also referred to as "non-amorous" or "not amorous"). So there are also people who, despite the need to enter into an intimate relationship, call themselves aromantics. If there is an active aversion to romantically interested people, there may also be an anti-romantic attitude.

In a broader sense, the term aromantics (analogous to the definition of asexuality) can also be applied to people who generally have no desire for emotional interaction or no emotional attraction to other people. However, this interpretation is not very common.

Accordingly, where romantic people have an emotional need to enter into a romantic relationship with others, aromantics are often content with friendships or other non-romantic connections. Aromantics, like "romantics", also have the need for compassionate support, but this can be satisfied in a "platonic" way or without a relationship context in the spirit of partnership. For aromantics it is therefore quite possible to have an intimate personal relationship with someone and to enjoy it too. Aromantics may also experience crushes - in the sense of a non-romantic equivalent for being in love.

Aromantics exist independently of the sexual orientation (in the narrower sense) and thus also the question of a person's asexuality. Therefore, people with a need for sexual contact can also be aromantic. However, aromancy and asexuality often occur together, whereby aromanticism seems to be much more widespread among women than among men (again much more clearly than with asexuality, in which the distribution of users on AVENde is about 2/3 to 1 / 3 closes).

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