For example, a gray-romantic may:
- Experience romantic attraction but not very often.
- Experience romantic attraction, but not desire romantic relationships.
- Desire relationships which are not quite platonic and not quite romantic.
One type of gray-romantic is called demiromantic. Demiromantics do not experience primary romantic attraction for a person, but are capable of experiencing secondary romantic attraction after forming an emotional connection.
Gray-romantics may also prefix a gender orientation to the label, as in "Gray-heteroromantic".