Romance-repulsed is a romance stance that describes an individual who is repulsed by the act or concept of romantic interaction. The term is commonly used by aromantic spectrum individuals, but is not exclusive to this community or romantic orientation.
Romance-repulsed individuals may find romantic activity undesirable, uninteresting, uncomfortable, or generally unwanted. This is not the same thing as being aromantic.
Some individuals may be repulsed by the idea of personally engaging in romantic activity, while feeling favorable or indifferent towards romantic interaction that does not involve them or romantic interaction as a concept. The term romance-averse may be used to describe this experience.
Some individuals may be repulsed by certain romantic acts, while feeling favorable or indifferent towards other romantic acts. The term romance-ambivalent may be used to describe this experience.
Some individuals may feel repulsed towards romantic interaction due to trauma or exhaustion. The term romance-drained may be used to describe this experience.
Romance-repulsed individuals may also identify as apothiromantic.
This term has existed within the aromantic community with no clear first coining for many years. The term was recoined for the purpose of providing a concrete source by AnonymousHermitCrab on the subreddit r/asexuality on April 27th, 2022.