Autoromanticism is when one experiences romantic attraction, exclusive or not, towards themself. It can occur in multiple forms as follows:
- Having a difficult time with romance coded actions with other people, but fine when carrying them out in fantasies with yourself.
- Feeling little or no attraction to others romantically but feeling attraction to yourself.
- Fantasizing about a romantic relationship with yourself.
- Feeling attraction to yourself more than what is considered "normal."
The term autoromantic is first found in 1971, however back then it was simply used as a playful term for a car enthusiast. The term appears again on an internet Usenet group in 2003, that time as a bit of poetic wordplay. The definition it has now notably appears on a forum on the Asexuality Visibility and Education Network (AVEN) in 2007.
The flags were coined by Pride-Flags on Deviantart on January 20, 2017.