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Is there any academic research on aromanticism?

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I've never seen a scientific paper focused on aromantics--is there such thing?

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I've yet to encounter a publication dedicated to aromanticism. So far, I've only come across the subject discussed in passing in articles dedicated to asexuality. There also doesn't appear to be much available on gray-asexuality and demisexuality.

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@Pramana 

 

This found here is related to prevalence within a sample, and covers both romanticism and sexuality.

 

Didn't find anything else academic when just scanning, but if you have time for a reading this is arocalypse's visibility forum 

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I have not found much either, Kristen S. Scherrer talks about it in varying levels of detail in two papers I have found, however the focus of those are on asexuality, not aromanticism.

 

 

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Not quite on aromanticism, but this is a seminal paper supporting and detailing the idea generally referred to as split-attraction model (SAM) in the aro/ace community:

 

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Although  it  is  typically  presumed  that  heterosexual  individuals  only  fall  in  love  with  other-gender partners and gay–lesbian individuals only fall in love with same-gender partners, this is not always so.  The author develops a biobehavioral model of love and desire to explain why. The model specifies that (a) the evolved processes underlying sexual desire and affectional bonding are functionally independent; (b)  the  processes  underlying  affectional  bonding  are  not  intrinsically  oriented  toward  other-gender  or same-gender partners; (c) the biobehavioral links between love and desire are bidirectional, particularly among  women.  These  claims  are  supported  by  social–psychological,  historical,  and  cross-cultural research  on  human  love  and  sexuality  as  well  as  by  evidence  regarding  the  evolved  biobehavioral mechanisms underlying mammalian mating and social bonding.

 

Diamond, Lisa M. "What does sexual orientation orient? A biobehavioral model distinguishing romantic love and sexual desire." Psychological review 110.1 (2003): 173.
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