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'''Greyromantic''' or '''Greyaromantic''' (also spelled as '''Grayromantic''' or '''Grayaromantic''') is a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum which
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[[File:Grayaroflag (1).png|alt=A flag with two dark green stripes, one on the top and one on the bottom, with two grey stripes on top and below a white stripe in the middle |thumb|the greyromantic flag ]]
'''Gray-Aromantic''' (also spelled as '''Grey-Aromanitc''') is a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum.
 
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describes those who relate with aromanticism, yet feel that there are parts of their experience that aren't fully described by the word aromantic. Greyromantic can be used as a specific identity, or as an umbrella term for any aro-spec identity that isn't purely aromantic, including demiromantic and others.
   
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A common reason someone may identify as greyromantic is that they experience romantic attraction but very infrequently. Some greyromantic individuals may only feel romantic attraction once or twice in their life. Others may experience it more frequently, but still not as frequently as alloromantic individuals.
Grey-Aromantic individuals can:
 
* Experience romantic attraction but it is rare or infrequent
 
* Experience romantic attraction but not desire a romantic relationship
 
* Experience attraction that is not quite platonic and not quite romantic
 
Gray-romantics can be romance indifferent or neutral , or romance positive. Like with any romantic orientation, gray-aromantic individuals can have any sexual orientation.
 
   
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Some greyromantic experiences may include:
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* [[File:Greyromantic 2.png|alt=A flag with varying grey and green shades with a solid white stripe in the middle|thumb|Alternate Greyromantic flag made by Angel]]Experiencing romantic attraction infrequently.
 
* Experience romantic attraction very weakly.
 
* Feeling romantic attraction but not desiring a romantic relationship.
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* Feeling unsure about how to identify romantic attraction or how to draw the line between romantic and non-romantic, and consequently feeling unsure about having experienced it or not.
 
* Experiencing attraction that is only ambiguously romantic.
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* [[File:Greyromantic.png|alt=A flag with a dark blue-green stripe at the top with light tones and a light green stripe(s) underneath it, followed by a white stripe at the bottom |thumb|Proposed new greyromantic flag.]]Feeling alienated from romance.
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* Feeling attraction only in specific circumstances.
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* Finding aromanticism a useful idea, even if it isn't a perfect fit.
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Greyromantic can be an orientation on its own or it can be combined with other romantic orientations. For example, one could be greyromantic and homoromantic (grey-homoromantic), meaning that one rarely experiences romantic attraction, but when they do it's only ever towards those of the same/similar gender.
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Greyromantic is also sometimes used as an umbrella term for any aro-spec identity that is not purely aromantic.
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The sexual counterpart of greyromantic is greysexual.
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[[File:Greyromanticflag.png|alt=A flag with two dark grey strips on top and bottom, blue stripes in between the black ones followed by lighter blue-green stripes and two green stripes with a white stripe in the middle. There is a black transparent bird on top of all the stripes.|thumb|Alternate greyromantic flag, based on the alternate by @Angel and the proposed new greyromantic flag.]]
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== Flag ==
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The creator of the greyromantic flag is unknown, but it was based on the layout of the greysexual flag, but with green instead of purple to represent aromanticism.
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[[File:Greyaromantic.png|alt=A flag with two grey stripes, one on top and one bottom. Sage-green stripes follow and light stripes of the same color are after them. There is a white stripe in the middle of all of the stripes. |thumb|Another alternate greyromantic flag made by Nyoomster in the LGBTA+ Wiki discord]]
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The second flag was coined by Angel on December 3rd, 2020. The darker shades represent occasional attraction, the mid-way shades represent being on the aro spectrum, the lightest shades represent feeling no romantic attraction, and the white represents community.
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The third flag was proposed by Apollo on November 21st, 2020. The stripes do not have any meaning, but go from green to gray as a reference to the aromantic flag and spectrum.
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On June 28, 2021, another flag was submitted by Nyoomster on the LGBTA+ wiki discord. The flag should recapture the feeling that comes with being in a grey zone, signalised by the grey boarders surrounding the green colors of the aro spectrum. The greens have been given a slightly lighter and refined shade to hint at the uncertainty that may come with being greyromantic and to give it a more modern and easy to recognise look.
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== References ==
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# ↑ https://shades-of-grayro.tumblr.com/post/188819497530/hello-i-was-just-wondering-greyromantic-is
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# ↑ https://lgbta.wikia.org/f/p/4400000000000048212/r/4400000000000108986
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# ↑ https://twitter.com/GUNDHAMIRL/status/1330324628967927808
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Latest revision as of 00:02, 29 September 2021

Greyromantic or Greyaromantic (also spelled as Grayromantic or Grayaromantic) is a romantic orientation on the aromantic spectrum which

A flag with two dark green stripes, one on the top and one on the bottom, with two grey stripes on top and below a white stripe in the middle

the greyromantic flag

describes those who relate with aromanticism, yet feel that there are parts of their experience that aren't fully described by the word aromantic. Greyromantic can be used as a specific identity, or as an umbrella term for any aro-spec identity that isn't purely aromantic, including demiromantic and others.

A common reason someone may identify as greyromantic is that they experience romantic attraction but very infrequently. Some greyromantic individuals may only feel romantic attraction once or twice in their life. Others may experience it more frequently, but still not as frequently as alloromantic individuals.

Some greyromantic experiences may include:

  • A flag with varying grey and green shades with a solid white stripe in the middle

    Alternate Greyromantic flag made by Angel

    Experiencing romantic attraction infrequently.
  • Experience romantic attraction very weakly.
  • Feeling romantic attraction but not desiring a romantic relationship.
  • Feeling unsure about how to identify romantic attraction or how to draw the line between romantic and non-romantic, and consequently feeling unsure about having experienced it or not.
  • Experiencing attraction that is only ambiguously romantic.
  • A flag with a dark blue-green stripe at the top with light tones and a light green stripe(s) underneath it, followed by a white stripe at the bottom

    Proposed new greyromantic flag.

    Feeling alienated from romance.
  • Feeling attraction only in specific circumstances.
  • Finding aromanticism a useful idea, even if it isn't a perfect fit.

Greyromantic can be an orientation on its own or it can be combined with other romantic orientations. For example, one could be greyromantic and homoromantic (grey-homoromantic), meaning that one rarely experiences romantic attraction, but when they do it's only ever towards those of the same/similar gender.

Greyromantic is also sometimes used as an umbrella term for any aro-spec identity that is not purely aromantic.

The sexual counterpart of greyromantic is greysexual.

A flag with two dark grey strips on top and bottom, blue stripes in between the black ones followed by lighter blue-green stripes and two green stripes with a white stripe in the middle. There is a black transparent bird on top of all the stripes.

Alternate greyromantic flag, based on the alternate by @Angel and the proposed new greyromantic flag.

Flag[]

The creator of the greyromantic flag is unknown, but it was based on the layout of the greysexual flag, but with green instead of purple to represent aromanticism.

A flag with two grey stripes, one on top and one bottom. Sage-green stripes follow and light stripes of the same color are after them. There is a white stripe in the middle of all of the stripes.

Another alternate greyromantic flag made by Nyoomster in the LGBTA+ Wiki discord

The second flag was coined by Angel on December 3rd, 2020. The darker shades represent occasional attraction, the mid-way shades represent being on the aro spectrum, the lightest shades represent feeling no romantic attraction, and the white represents community.

The third flag was proposed by Apollo on November 21st, 2020. The stripes do not have any meaning, but go from green to gray as a reference to the aromantic flag and spectrum.

On June 28, 2021, another flag was submitted by Nyoomster on the LGBTA+ wiki discord. The flag should recapture the feeling that comes with being in a grey zone, signalised by the grey boarders surrounding the green colors of the aro spectrum. The greens have been given a slightly lighter and refined shade to hint at the uncertainty that may come with being greyromantic and to give it a more modern and easy to recognise look.

References[]

  1. https://shades-of-grayro.tumblr.com/post/188819497530/hello-i-was-just-wondering-greyromantic-is
  2. https://lgbta.wikia.org/f/p/4400000000000048212/r/4400000000000108986
  3. https://twitter.com/GUNDHAMIRL/status/1330324628967927808