I've identified as aseuxal for a good chunk of time now, and I'm happy with that. I consider myself to be sex neutral-to-favorable, and I don't feel any tension with that. But now I think I might be aro as well? Is there something similar, like you can be aromantic but still want/enjoy a romantic relationship?
I'm having a really hard time figuring out if the relationship I'd like to have is a qpr or something more like a traditional romantic relationship. I'm not sure I'm clear on the differences? I'd love to love someone on a different level/in a different way that a friendship. It's not that I think friendships are lesser by any means, I think I'd just want a relationship with a different level of commitment and type of love. For example, I wouldn't necessarily want to adopt a child with a friend, but I'd definitely consider starting a family with someone that I love deeply. But is that romantic love?
Additionally, I'd consider (with this hypothetical person in this hypothetical relationship) sex. Even if it were a non-sexual relationship, I'd still want some physical affection like hand holding or cuddling. But does this cross the line into romantic love? Or would it still fall under the qpr label?
This is a terribly rambly post, but I'm really just looking for other points of view. Does anyone know of aro resources that might help me with figuring this out? Also, is anyone in a qpr feel comfortable talking about what it means to them and what makes it different from a romantic relationship?