Asexual people have the same emotional needs as anyone else, and like in the sexual community we vary widely in how we fulfill those needs. Some asexual people are happier on their own, others are happiest with a group of close friends. Other asexual people have a desire to form more intimate romantic relationships, and will date and seek long-term partnerships. Asexual people are just as likely to date sexual people as we are to date each other.
Although AVEN probably can’t provide us with all the answers to creating more visibility and empowering spaces for those who identify as asexual, and it can be extremely problematic when it comes to matters of race, it remains perhaps the most expansive online resource for information on (white) asexual identities. Check it out, and educate yourself!