aromanticism

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Etymology[edit]

aromantic +‎ -ism.

Noun[edit]

aromanticism (uncountable)

  1. The state of not experiencing romantic attraction to others.
    • 2012, Anonymous, "Pandora's box: The stigmas surrounding aromanticism", The Scripps Voice (Scripps College), Volume 16, Issue 4, 1 November 2012, page 5:
      But do orientations like aromanticism deserve to be discussed to the same extent as other, more common non-heteronormative ones?
    • 2013, Ela Przybylo, "Producing facts: Empirical asexuality and the scientific study of sex", Feminism & Psychology, Volume 23, Number 2, May 2013:
      In other words, the percentage Bogaert identified is not likely very reliable, accurate, or representative and it certainly does not account for the diversity of lived styles of asexuality, ranging from a preference for hugging and kissing to aromanticism []
    • 2014, Joan McDonough, "Asexuality", Reporter (Rochester Institute of Technology), May 2014, page 14:
      Finally, asexuality is not the same as aromanticism; aromantics have no romantic attachment or attraction toward others while asexuals may experience romantic relationships.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:aromanticism.

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