As Pride approaches…

Ace as gluten-free cake. 💜🖤🤍

That was my tag line with online dating. Most never understood what it meant or they just didn’t care to read or understand it.

With Pride coming up, I want to share some things about dating as an ace, especially as an ace dating an allo person. It can be challenging at times and there is a lot of anxiety on my end (I guess that is why I was gifted with the “ace and anxious” shirt that I’ll wear proudly at the Pride parade on 4 June). I’m lucky to have an understanding partner and I’m beyond grateful.

It’s hard talking to most people about my anxiety since aces make up 1% of the population and asexuality is a spectrum. Gray Ace, Demisexual, etc. I’m lucky there are groups out there and I can share my anxieties. Many have been where I’ve been and it’s okay.

Not everyone will understand me, but the ones that do, they are my village. ❤️

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Creator of the Happiness Box Project Initiative, a project where you write your happiness or gratitude each day, then open the box in the New Year. The Initiative is to teach joy and gratitude, to pass it on to others.

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