Arophobia encompasses prejudice against aromantic spectrum orientations, and can be considered a broader category that contains heterosexism . Arophobia is any belief which posits alloromanticism as superior to aromanticism .

Arophobia is related to amatonormativity . Elizabeth Brake defined amatonormativity as the following in her book Minimizing Marriage: Marriage, Morality, and the Law (2012):[1]

"The assumption that a central, exclusive, amorous relationship is normal for humans, in that it is a universally shared goal, and that such a relationship is normative, in the sense that it should be aimed at in preference to other relationship types."

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