I fell for him instantaneously — he was mine and that was that.
The best part is that my partner and I have excellent communication and understanding around sex, which reflects our relationship as a whole: respect, consideration, and communication."—Stephanie/27/Ace "The best part about dating as an asexual is that when you find someone who still wants to be with you, it feels so much more special.
You know you're not gonna end up with someone just for sex. But the biggest challenge is finding people who have any idea what you're talking about, or who accept it."—Sarah/26/Biromantic "I just entered my second year of a relationship. I had not admitted to myself that I was asexual when we first started dating, I thought that I just needed to be more enthusiastic.
In the past, I didn't date because every time I tried I was told I couldn't know because I hadn't done it or I was really just depressed or (because I am also trans) that I was only dysphoric."—Caleb/22/Trans "I've been dumped a few times for it because people aren't fond of the idea of not having sex, which is annoying because I might be attracted to someone, but I can't know unless they give me a chance to figure it out!
My current partner was super wonderful about giving me the time I needed, and putting no pressure on me to have sex if I didn't want to. Finding a person who will accept you for being ace is the best part about dating.
So we were having regular sex and I started to feel a paralyzing dread about maintaining this relationship.