My girlfriend and I broke up because while I felt unloved and unwanted, she felt I was putting too much pressure on her and setting unreasonable expectations on the relationship. After the breakup, she told me she now identifies as ace + aro, neither of which I am. I feel guilty I didn't know much about this topic while we were together, and the more I read about it the more I get depressed and dwell on mistakes I made unknowingly. How can I respect myself after this? [more inside]
I am potentially interested in dating again. I had a breakup of a 1.5 year relationship around this time last year and feel emotionally over it. However, I feel like I will have a bit more challenges in regards to dating than the average person. (I'm mostly asexual, not very feminine, and a non-traditional undergraduate student in a college town). Special snowflakes inside... [more inside]
How to explain in a concise way why I'm not interested in dating anyone now and anytime soon? [more inside]
In The Muppets Take Manhattan, there's a scene where a lady bear snuggles up to Fozzie, and he appears visibly panicked, calling for Kermit in a way that suggests he doesn't know how to navigate the situation. Have there ever been any Muppet appearances where Fozzie has romantic interactions with anyone, of any gender? If so, who? Has any Muppet media ever implied that Fozzie Bear is heterosexual?
So apparently my close friends and relatives have decided that I, an early-twenties female, am Really Damn Gay. I myself am not so sure, and seek your advice on dealing with their well-intentioned but perhaps slightly misplaced support. [more inside]
Please explain romance to an asexual aromantic who's wobbling on the romantic identification. What's the difference between romance and friendship? [more inside]
Is it possible to "become" asexual? [more inside]
A fetish is causing me a great deal of anxiety, could anyone help me figure out how to deal with this? [more inside]
21, female, "newly-sexual" - is it really that unusual? [more inside]
I am asexual (I think) but I still get strong feelings for people. Should I still pursue relationships? [more inside]
Is a life alone psychologically feasible? [more inside]
Here is my backwards curse: Girls I might befriend platonically always end up wanting "something more," and it ends in disaster. How can I break this pattern of causing pain?
Girls I might want to befriend are romantically/sexually attracted to me...Are platonic relationships really possible? If so, how do I get out of this pattern of disastrous endings? Most specifically, how do I relate to a new "female friend" in my life without causing pain? [more inside]