Q: This is probably a deeper question than what would usually be asked. I was wondering how you felt about relationships? Not the usual kind of ‘are you okay with dating’ type of thing, but the prospect that it may never happen? I am asexual aromantic, so that leaves little room for anyone to have a serious, romantic relationship with me, although I have tried.
I’m fine with the thought that it will never happen. I think it would be extremely awkward for me. Like I just wouldn’t belong there.
I had a romantic relationship years ago, and it just didn’t fit right. Last summer, the prospect of a romantic relationship came up again (with another asexual, no less!) and I just couldn’t see how it could work for me. There was absolutely nothing wrong with this person, no reason to say no, I just couldn’t bring myself to say yes, because I knew that I didn’t belong there.
Then again, I’ve always been an introvert, a loner. I’m fine taking 5000 mile road trips with only a map and a camera. (And a ton of camping equipment and clothes and snacks and guidebooks, etc. But you get the idea.) I don’t know that I’d know how to share a life with someone.