“For the past 10 years I’ve identified as Asexual. Initially, I was demi-Heteroromantic, but in the past 2 years or so I comfortably transitioned to demi-Panromantic. I had an epiphany a few months ago, that made me wonder if I have ever actually been hetero or Panromantic. I enjoy the aesthetics of people like paintings, but think I was only ever attracted to my projections onto people. It was a combination of how I saw them and what I wanted these people to ideally be.
It’s taken some contemplation, but I am willing to accept that I am Aromantic.”