- Category: Asexual Passions
- Published on Saturday, 06 August 2011 16:39
- Written by Lara Landis
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Asexual Dating sites are few and far between. Four are currently in operation, but so far, they have met with little more success than the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network. The sites may or may not have brought together couples. Even AVEN has had some success serving as a match making service, even though it is not the site's purpose. Readers would be better off checking those sites to see each site's success stories.
Even though there is a need for such sites, there is a reason for their low success rates. It has nothing to do with the sites itself. The reason for the low success rates has far more to do with the number of self-identified Asexuals rather than the sites themselves. The far-flung nature of the Internet allowed Asexual communities to form. The real world meetups still occur mostly in larger cities.
This probably will not be the case forever. More people realize what Asexuality is, even if they do not identify that way. When the information about Asexuality becomes widely available, there may be less far-flung Asexuals. A person living in a small town may find it easier to meet other Asexuals.
Acebook, Asexualitic, Asexual Pals and the most recent site, Asexual Match provide a platform for romantic Asexuals who are looking to connect with each other. There's no easy method to find other Asexuals currently.
I just want good company with someone.
Walk the dogs, go to a show, stay home by the fire on a cold night.
I did not no about this until a friend who's a doctor brought up the subject.
So l have been looking at a number of dating services l just don't no we're to start.
l would please like some help.
I have always called myself asexual, kind of joking about how I don't like relationships and sex. I don't hate sex. It just bores me and I had always done it primarily because I felt that I had to please my partner. I just want someone I can talk to and cuddle with. I never knew it was an actual orientation and that I wasn't joking. It's actually quite comforting.
I feel much the same. One thing I've noticed about the ace community is that most of the online folks seem to be in their 20s. For a romantic relationship, that's a bit young for me. I would like to meet more mid-life aces, but there don't seem to be too many of them online. Despite living in a major city (SF) there is only one Meetup group in the entire Bay Area devoted to aces (20-somethings only). I don't have the time to organize and nurture my own Meetup right now, but I would participate in an existing group if one became available.