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These are myths about aromanticism.


  • Myth: Aromantics don't like hugging, cuddling or being touched.
  • Truth: Haphephobics do not like being touched. Many aromantics do not have any aversion to touching. And there are many aromantics who, in fact, like hugging or cuddling.


  • Myth: Aromantics are not affectionate.
  • Truth: Aromantics only don't experience romantic attraction. They may or may not be affectionate.


  • Myth: Aromantics do not want to be in a relationship.
  • Truth: Aromantics usually prefer to only be friends with others. They may be interested in platonic relationships or queerplatonic relationships.


  • Myth: Aromantics are loners.
  • Truth: Aromantics do not benefit the privileges of a romantic relationships. But they may have other people close to them, like their family and friends, or those they are in a close platonic relationship with.


  • Myth: Aromantics prefer sexual relationships over romantic relationships.
  • Truth: Aromantics usually prefer friendships. They may feel sexual attraction without feeling desire to have sex or be in a sexual relationship.


  • Myth: Aromantics don't like candlelit dinners.
  • Truth: There are some aromantics that are interested in candlelit dinners.

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