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'''Quoiromantic''' is an alternative to a [[romantic orientation]] label, originally known as wtfromantic.
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'''Quoiromantic''', also known as '''WTFromantic,''' is an alternative to a [[romantic orientation]] label.
   
The coiner of the ''quoi-'' prefix, Cor (epochryphal), defines being quoiromantic as 1) actively disidentifying with romance/romantic attraction/romantic orientation as sensible/applicable categories for you, or 2) feeling that these categories are personally inaccessible, inapplicable, or non-sensical.<ref>[http://epochryphal.tumblr.com/post/106762907052/a-note-on-quoi A Note on Quoi-]</ref> The premise of the ''quoi-'' identity challenges the idea that these concepts are universally applicable and relevant.<ref>[http://epochryphal.tumblr.com/post/112951589957/quoi-is-not-cant-tell Quoi- is NOT “can’t tell”]</ref>
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The coiner of the ''quoi-'' prefix, Cor, defines being quoiromantic as 1) not understanding or actively disidentifying with romance/romantic attraction/romantic orientation as sensible/applicable categories, personally, or 2) feeling that these categories are personally inaccessible, inapplicable, or non-sensical.<ref>[http://epochryphal.tumblr.com/post/106762907052/a-note-on-quoi A Note on Quoi-]</ref> The premise of the ''quoi-'' identity challenges the idea that these concepts are universally applicable and relevant.<ref>[http://epochryphal.tumblr.com/post/112951589957/quoi-is-not-cant-tell Quoi- is NOT “can’t tell”]</ref>
   
Quoiromanticism was first named as such in 2012. Before that, the original term was Wtfromantic, introduced by Sciatrix in 2011.<ref>[https://theacetheist.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/quoiro-wtfromantic-a-brief-timeline-of-disidentification-with-personal-rejection-of-romantic-orientation/ Quoiro/WTFromantic: a brief timeline of disidentification with & personal rejection of romantic orientation]
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Quoiromanticism was first named as such in 2012. Before that, the original term was wtfromantic, introduced by Sciatrix in 2011.<ref>[https://theacetheist.wordpress.com/2019/01/04/quoiro-wtfromantic-a-brief-timeline-of-disidentification-with-personal-rejection-of-romantic-orientation/ Quoiro/WTFromantic: a brief timeline of disidentification with & personal rejection of romantic orientation]
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</ref> Both labels are still in use today.
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Quoiromantic experiences may include:
 
Quoiromantic experiences may include:

Revision as of 05:13, 21 July 2019

Quoiromantic, also known as WTFromantic, is an alternative to a romantic orientation label.

The coiner of the quoi- prefix, Cor, defines being quoiromantic as 1) not understanding or actively disidentifying with romance/romantic attraction/romantic orientation as sensible/applicable categories, personally, or 2) feeling that these categories are personally inaccessible, inapplicable, or non-sensical.[1] The premise of the quoi- identity challenges the idea that these concepts are universally applicable and relevant.[2]

Quoiromanticism was first named as such in 2012. Before that, the original term was wtfromantic, introduced by Sciatrix in 2011.[3] Both labels are still in use today.

Quoiromantic experiences may include:

  • Being unsure if you experience romantic attraction or not
  • Being unable to understand attraction as a concept or feeling
  • Finding the concept of attraction to be inaccessible, inapplicable, or nonsensical
  • Being unable to pin down a clear understanding of romantic attraction, so being unable to say whether or not you experience it
  • Having a difficulty distinguishing romantic attraction from other types of attraction, or being unable to distinguish them at all
  • Questioning romanticism for such a long time that the questioning itself becomes the identity, rather than a path toward any other more stable identity
  • Struggling with romanticism because it feels to complicated
  • Simply not feeling that any other romantic orientation label is applicable

Other terms that are similar to quoiromantic include gray-romantic, idemromantic, platoniromantic, and quasiromantic.

Symbolism

Cor's original flag design, edited to add the intended transparency

In 2015, Cor proposed a flag design for the quoi identity: four lavender question marks rotated in a ring to share a single dot, overlaid on a cool grey background in a house-shape, instead of the traditional rectangular flag.[4] Other flag design proposals have combined blue, green, black, and white or gray.[5] More recently, some simplified designs have been proposed inspired by the nontraditional flag shape idea, using a triangular flag shape instead.[6]

Spiral Q

Other symbols for the quoi identity have been created as well. For example, in 2019 Coyote created a non-flag symbol: a Spiral Q, combining a capital-letter "Q" with a dot (as in a question mark), a turquoise gradient, and a spiral. As traditional symbols of confusion, the question mark and the spiral represent ambiguity, but so does the color turquoise, which can straddle the line between blue and green or be interpreted as either one.[7]

References

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