Meaning of heteroromantic in English:


Pronunciation /ˌhɛt(ə)rəʊrə(ʊ)ˈmantɪk/


  • Romantically attracted only to people of the opposite gender (typically used with reference to a person who does not experience sexual attraction, or who is bisexual)

    ‘Ellie identifies as a heteroromantic asexual’
    • ‘Asexual people will also identify with a particular sexual orientation, minus the sexual aspect, and may define themselves as, for example, heteroromantic.’
    • ‘A heteroromantic ace man would experience no sexual attraction, but experience romantic attraction to women.’
    • ‘She knew all about my PTSD and how I've always been heteroromantic but asexual.’
    • ‘One may be heterosexual but that doesn't mean that one is automatically heteroromantic.’
    • ‘Some asexuals identify as heteroromantic.’
    • ‘I have the feeling that I may be more of a heteroromantic bisexual rather than biromantic bisexual.’
    • ‘As a heteroromantic man, I know that I am interested in dating girls in the future, but I do not feel any sexual attraction to any girls right now.’
    • ‘ Sean is drawn to women, so he calls himself heteroromantic.’
    • ‘The journey from still thinking I was heteroromantic to now deciding I'm aromantic took a very logical step, I think.’
    • ‘Last year, I was still very uncomfortable with the idea of being anything other than heterosexual and heteroromantic.’
    • ‘Melanie and her partner define themselves as asexual but heteroromantic.’