biromantic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bi- +‎ romantic

Adjective[edit]

biromantic (comparative more biromantic, superlative most biromantic)

  1. Romantically attracted to people of either gender.
    • 2005, Deborah Smith, "No Sex please, I'm not into it", Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2005:
      Now that he's thought longer about it, Michael also likes to describe himself as "biromantic". He is keen to have a romantic relationship with either a man or a woman.
    • 2012, Anthony F. Bogaert, Understanding Asexuality, Rowman & Littlefield (2012), ISBN 9781442200999, page 15:
      So, for example, it is not unusual for an asexual person to say that he is asexual but biromantic, or that she is asexual but heteroromantic.
    • 2013, Tracey Hickey, "Asexuality should be recognized as a legitimate sexual orientation", The Pitt News (University of Pittsburgh), 14 February 2013:
      Though some people identify as aromantic, others identify as heteromantic, homoromantic, biromantic and everything in between.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Noun[edit]

biromantic (plural biromantics)

  1. One who is romantically attracted to people of both genders.
    • 2011, Mark Carrigan, "There’s more to life than sex? Difference and commonality within the asexual community", Sexualities, Volume 14, Number 4, August 2011, page 469:
      Within this group of romantic asexuals, orientation varies: heteroromantics only feel romantic attraction to the opposite sex, homoromantics to the same sex, biromantics to both sexes and panromantics without reference to sex or gender.
    • 2014, Nino Testa, "Language, identity and National Coming Out Day", The Tufts Daily (Tufts University), Volume 68, Number 21, 8 October 2014, page 9:
      For my part, I decided this year not to mention allies in the laundry list of identities represented (I also didn't mention heteroflexible biromantics), underscoring the Sisyphean task of creating an inclusive list of identities.
    • 2015, Erinn Williams, "A Different Sexuality", The George-Anne (Georgia Southern University), Volume 89, Issue 46, 10 February 2015, page 7:
      Panromantics, unlike biromantics, will tend to feel that their partner's gender does little to define their relationship.