Next random post while trying not to puke: proposed working definitions of romance and aromance

Romance - often rooted in some combo of fantasy, amatonormativity, and attraction; usually bound up with particular genders one is attracted to. Romance can and does happen free of romance supremacy, but it's rare.

Aromance - rooted in affection, compatibility, and/or trust rather than attraction or fantastical elements; genders one may or may not be attracted to does not tend to factor in. Can still be impacted by pervasive amatonormative concerns.

Integrated Non-Monogamy, Metanoiac Alethiology, aro love terms, cuil fiction, & more; Speaker; Sensitivity Editor Cuil Press.

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