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Biromantic is a term used to describe people who are capable of feeling a romantic connection to people of any two or more specific and distinct gender identities.[2] Biromantics want to date and form a romantic connection with more than one gender—including cisgender men, women, and other non-rigid identities like transgender and non-binary people.[3]

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Etymology[]

The name combines "bi" and "romantic". Bi is the Latin prefix for "two" while "romantic" is derived from the French word "romantique". In a literal sense, it means "two romances" or "two romantics".[4]

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History[]

The term "biromantic" was allegedly coined between 1995 and 2000,[5] though it was not until 2005 that the term was actually used in a news article that was speaking about asexual individuals.[6]

Flag[]

The proposed biromantic flag includes the same colours of the bisexual flag, with a heart-shaped overall on top. and a heart in the middle.[1]

Distinction[]

Bisexual[]

Bisexual is often used to describe both the romantic and sexual orientation at the same time. However, biromantic differs as a term in that it refers only to romantic attraction.[7]

While a biromantic and bisexual attraction can coincide, it does not have to be the case. Biromantic individuals can but are not always sexually attracted to the genders they are romantically interested in. Similarly, many bisexual people also identify as biromantic, as they find romantic attraction in either of their gendered or non-gendered partners, though this is not an absolute.[7]

Panromantic[]

Panromantic is another identity that overlaps with biromantic but is different and not entirely the same. Panromantics are people who can experience a romantic attraction to all people, regardless of their gender, whereas the attraction biromantics experience is limited to any two or more genders.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Biromantic" by Pride-Flags on <deviantart.com>. Published May 9, 2016. (no backup information provided)
  2. "What Does Biromantic Mean?" by WebMD Editorial Contributors on https://www.webmd.com(Archived on 2021-12-12)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Being biromantic and bisexual aren't the same — here's what it means to be biromantic" by Laderer, Ashley on https://www.insider.com. Published 2012-09-24. (Archived on 2022-01-14)
  4. "romantic | Etymology, origin and meaning of romantic by etymonline" on https://www.etymonline.com(Archived on 2021-12-01)
  5. "Biromantic" on https://www.dictionary.com(Archived on 2021-12-30)
  6. "No sex please, I'm not into it" on https://www.smh.com.au. Published 2005-04-16 by The Sydney Morning Herald. (Archived on 2021-06-30)
  7. 7.0 7.1 "How does being biromantic coexist with your sexual orientation?" by Ferguson, Sian on https://www.healthline.com. Published by Healthline. (Archived on 2021-12-03)
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