Originally posted October 2021. Updated with new recommendations, February 2023.
Aromantic is a romantic orientation where a person feels little to no romantic attraction. Aromanticism exists on a spectrum and includes, but is not limited to, people who are romance repulsed, people who want to form committed non-romantic partnerships, and/or people who only develop romantic feelings on rare occasions. This orientation is often associated with asexuality, and while there are many people who are both asexual [ace] and aromantic [aro], there are also many aro people who experience sexual attraction. Click to learn more., opens a new window
Currently, this is the most commonly used aromantic flag. It was designed in 2014 by Tumblr user cameronwhimsy.
- Dark Green: Represents aromanticism.
- Light Green: Represents the aromantic spectrum.
- White: Represents platonic and aesthetic attraction, as well as queer/quasi platonic relationships.
- Grey: Represents grey-aromantic and demiromantic people.
- Black: Represents the sexuality spectrum.
Aromanticism is an orientation that isn't often talked about, which can lead to people feeling that their lack of romantic desire means that there's something wrong with them. However, there’s nothing wrong with not falling in love, and romance isn't necessary to have a fulfilling life. There’s a wide variety of lived aromantic experiences that are not fully captured in print, but below are some recommendations you can start with. Please let us know if you have any aromantic book suggestions that you think would be a good addition to our collection!
Fiction and Non-fiction books with aro rep!
Novels with no romance plotline!
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