I’m asexual and never want to sleep with anyone – but men think they can fix me with their ‘magic penises’
What is it really like for those in the asexual or ‘ace’ community to date?
People who identify as asexual have taken to US confession site Whisper to lift the lid on their love lives.
Asexual people typically don’t experience sexual attraction, and while they can have meaningful relationships – sex is not involved, because they usually don’t feel the urge.
This can make it tough to date, as one woman from Ontario, Canada admitted – saying that ‘most guys want sex, and when they find out you are asexual they leave’.
This woman from Iroquois, Ontario, Canada said that guys ‘only want sex’ and admitting being asexual prompts a disappearing act
One person from Paganhill in the UK revealed that they were in fact a ‘grey ace’ something potential suitors would find confusing.
A grey ace is a subset orientation on the asexual spectrum and means that the individual can experience sexual attraction, but only rarely, or in particular situations.
A common confession was that dating sites do not cater for asexual people and that they need an ‘ace Tinder’ style dating app instead.
However one person got their own back, saying they ‘trolled’ dating sites for ‘fun’.
Here are FEMAIL’s top picks of asexual dating confessions:
An individual from Florida said that while they may not be using dating sites for sexual purposes they still find it fun to ‘troll them’
A person from Portland, Oregon mimics an issue that seems to be prevalent in the community – suggesting that asexuals need a dating app of their own
Maybe this is the same group of men that think they can cure lesbians too? This person from the US found that some men thought they held the ‘cure’ for asexuality
An asexual person from Providence, Rhode Island came to their own conclusions about women when looking for a partner – namely that ‘women only want money and sex’
A person from Alpharetta, Georgia, found that asexual dating is particularly problematic when you like those of the same gender
This man from Paganhill, England has put asexual in their Tinder bio but they are actually what is known as a ‘grey asexual’ meaning they feel sexual attraction sometimes
This woman from Fort Collins, Colorado said that her sexual orientation makes asexual dating even harder for her
The wrong match: a person from Alberta, California is sick and tired of getting matched with people who aren’t also asexual
A person from Texas says they are ‘afraid’ of using online dating sites due to not having come out as asexual
Fears: A person from the US says they are apprehensive about using dating apps and sites as they don’t want to be ‘used’ and are concerned people are only looking for sex