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Romantic Orientations

Romantic Orientations are very personal and vary from person to person. The information in this section is a general guide to some LGBT+ community terms.

When dealing with these terms it is important to remember that gender identity, romantic and sexuality are Independent of each other.

Some of these terms can be used in a derogatory way and it is always best practice to ask the person which terms they prefer.

  • Aegoromantic
    Aegoromantic

    A person who enjoys the idea of romance, but does not wish to be a participant in romantic activities.

  • Akoiromantic
    Akoiromantic

    A person who feels attraction but does not want the feeling returned in any way.

  • Amorplatonic
    Amorplatonic

    A person who experiences romantic attraction but only wanting to be in queerplatonic/quasiplatonic relationships.

  • Androromantic
    Androromantic

    A person who is romantically attracted to masculinity.

  • Apresromantic
    Apresromantic

    A person who only experiences romantic attraction after another form of attraction is felt, like platonic and/or sexual attraction. The original attraction may or may not fade/be replaced by the new attraction.

  • Aromantic
    Aromantic

    A person who lacks interest or desire for romantic relationships.

  • Arospike
    Arospike

    A person who feels no romantic or sexual attraction except in occasional bursts of intense attraction and then plummeting back to no attraction.

  • Bellusromantic
    Bellusromantic

    A person who has an interest in conventionally romantic things yet does not desire a relationship. Part of the aromantic spectrum.

  • Biromantic
    Biromantic

    A person who enjoys behaviour typically associated with dating and love, like cuddling, hugging, gift-giving, love notes, but not kissing, etc. They may enjoy it with both genders, without necessarily desiring subsequent sexual experience.

  • Caedromantic
    Caedromantic

    A person who was once alloromantic, but due to trauma or a past incident, is now aromantic.

  • Demiromantic
    Demiromantic

    A grey-romantic person who only experiences romantic attraction after developing an emotional connection. They do not experience primary romantic attraction, but they are capable of secondary romantic attraction.

  • Diamoric
    Diamoric

    The love/attraction of any kind for, between or involving non-binary people. It is a term for a form of attraction that doesn't fit a "same vs opposite gender" dichotomy due to being a uniquely non-binary form of attraction.

  • Frayromantic
    Frayromantic

    A person who only experiences sexual/romantic attraction to individuals they are less familiar with, and loses interest when they get to know the person.

  • Greyromantic
    Greyromantic

    An umbrella term for lithromantics and demiromantics.

  • Gynoromantic
    Gynoromantic

    A person who is romantically attracted to femininity.

  • Heteroromantic
    Heteroromantic

    A person who is attracted to the opposite sex in a romantic way, but not necessarily in a sexual way.

  • Homoromantic
    Homoromantic

    Noting or relating to a person who is romantically attracted to people of that person’s own sex.

  • Lithromantic
    Lithromantic

    A person who feels attraction but does not want their feeling reciprocated in any way.

  • Monoromantic
    Monoromantic

    A person who is romantically attracted to individuals of only one gender identity.

  • Neuroromantic
    Neuroromantic

    A person with romantic attraction to MANY genders/sexes, but not all.

  • Noetiromantic
    Noetiromantic

    A person who is romantically attracted to the way someone’s mind works rather than one facet of it.

  • Nothoromantic
    Nothoromantic

    A person who is sure or nearly sure that they are of an orientation, but having intrusive (sexual, romantic, otherwise) thoughts about other genders or situations to which they are not attracted.

  • Panromantic
    Panromantic

    Denoting or relating to a person who is romantically attracted to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.

  • Platoniromantic
    Platoniromantic

    A person who feels no difference between platonic and romantic attraction.

  • Polyamorous
    Polyamorous

    Characterised by or involved in the practice of engaging in multiple sexual relationships with the consent of all the people involved.

  • Polyromantic
    Polyromantic

    A person who is attracted to many, but not necessarily all sexes in a romantic way, but not necessarily in a sexual way.

  • Quioromantic
    Quioromantic

    A person who is not able to distinguish romantic from platonic attraction and therefore being unsure if one has experienced it. From the French word quoi meaning “what”. Used to replace wtfromantic because of vulgarity.

  • Skolioromantic
    Skolioromantic

    A person who is romantically attracted to persons outside the gender binary.

  • Vexeromantic
    Vexeromantic

    A person whose romantic orientation is in the Asexuality spectrum, but further pinpointing is impossible because the individual does not understand the concept of that kind of attraction.

  • Xumromantic
    Xumromantic

    A person who is never satisfied with their orientation due to constant self-doubt or identity issues, causing them to compulsively search and seek out something that fits as perfect as possible.