“I’m asexual, but I can still fall in love” is a rising trope in fictional works that aims to challenge asexual “stereotypes,” but it does this by distancing aromanticism from asexuality, rather than broadening asexuality as a concept.

Aromanticism is as distant from asexuality, as romance is from asexuality. This point is not made clearer by making aromanticism foreign to asexuality while making romance familiar.