After a couple of years debating this internally, I can say now that I am demiromantic, romantic orientation wise (my sexual and romantic orientations differ from one another). I am so happy because for a long time, I felt like I was “broken” for not falling for someone romantically in a short period of time. I thought that I just needed to not be so “picky.” While I validated other demiromantic folks, I didn’t validate myself. I always told myself that I would “snap out of it.”

Not anymore.

My romantic orientation is demiromantic. And I feel liberated to admit this.