Demiromantic is a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum, derived as a romantic parallel to demisexuality. It can be considered a subcategory of the grayromantic umbrella.

Demiromanticism describes the conditions of rare romantic attraction, felt only in the presence of a preexisting emotional bond. This generally means not getting crushes on strangers or anyone with whom the individual does not already feel close to.

Demiromantic experiences may include:

  • Relating to some aromantic or greyromantic experiences
  • Having only limited or rare experiences with romantic attraction
  • Experiencing romantic attraction that develops only with close friends [1]
  • Only getting crushes several years into a friendship
  • Not understanding the point of blind dating, speed dating, personal ads, or a generalized desire for a romantic partner who isn't an already-known person [2]

Like with any romantic orientation, demiromantic individuals can identify with any sexual orientation.

Flags Edit


Lithromantic flag

References Edit

  1. Demiromanticism
  2. The Boundary Between Demiromantic and Alloromantic
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.