Quoiromantic is an alternative to a romantic orientation label, originally known as wtfromantic.
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. The premise of the quoi- identity challenges the idea that these concepts are universally applicable and relevant.
Quoiromanticism was first named as such in 2012. Before that, in 2011, the original term was Wtfromantic, introduced by Sciatrix.
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