While many sexual orientations are rather straightforward to define, asexuality is one of those identifies that is commonly misunderstood. As a blanket term, many associate this type of attraction as, well, the opposite of lust. However, there are plenty of different ways an asexual person may feel toward intimacy, partnership and touch, making this community one that’s underserved in terms of dating apps.
Until now, that is! Enter the —bluntly named — Asexual Cupid.
Their goal was to create and foster a destination for those people who may not want a sexual component to relationships, but still crave a partnership. Here, all genders and segments of asexuality are welcome no matter what gets you going or makes you feel fulfilled in treasured. In fact, these are a handful of the orientations represented in this dynamic and diverse pool:
- Aromantic asexual: Those who do are not romantically attracted toward people of either sex.
- Biromantic asexual: Those who are romantically attracted to men and women.
- Heteroromantic asexual: Those who are romantically attracted to those of a different sex.
- Homoromantic asexual: Those who are romantically attracted to people of the same gender.
- Panromantic asexual: Those who are romantically attracted toward people of every gender.
- Polyromantic asexual: Those who are attracted to multiple — but not all — genders.
- Gray-romantic asexual: Those who don’t experience romantic attraction at all.
- Demiromantic asexual: Those who don’t experience romantic attraction until after a close bond is created.
Bottom line of these different categories is ‘romantic’ — meaning, there is love but not sex. If this type of arrangement floats your boat, you should consider downloading this app and browsing around. Not only does it help you find a potential partner, but it also offers dating advice and safety tips, and plenty of safety tips to keep you hopeful.