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-romantic

Used to denote one’s romantic attractions, particularly when one’s romantic attraction differs to their sexual attraction.

For example, asexual individuals may describe themselves as being asexual (that is, with little or no sexual attraction to others), but heteroromantic, biromantic or homoromantic (having a romantic, rather than sexual attraction); or indeed, may describe themselves as being aromantic (little to no romantic attraction).

Not exclusive to asexual individuals either, though: somebody may be bisexual but exclusively heteroromantic or homoromantic; that is, although sexually attracted to more than one gender, but only romantically attracted to one; or, further; one may be bisexual, but aromantic.

Originally published: 17th July, 2020
Last modified: July 17, 2020