if someone comes out to you as aro and you say “oh i used to be like that! then i met [insert person here]” “i’m so sorry” “everyone’s like that! you just haven’t met the right person” or something along those lines then pls. punch yourself in the face repeatedly. do it.
i get really happy when it’s not me who starts the conversation because that removes so much anxiety about whether i’m bothering the person or if they secretly hate me even if i know that’s not true