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Cupioromantism is an orientation falling on the aromantic spectrum, where a person has a desire for experiencing romantic love but is physically unable to or wants to be in a romantic relationship but doesn't experience romantic attraction.

The desire for romance may manifest in wanting to pursue a romantic relationship/relationships but it doesn't have to.

Although many dismiss this orientation as being only "an attempt to fit in" with the alloromantic society, it's actually a real, and often painful, experience.

Nonetheless, despite this apparent and often truly existing contradiction, it is still very much possible to have some sort of romantic relationship without necessarily experiencing (lots of) romantic attraction towards that person.