Can relationships between aces and non-aces work? My boyfriend came out to me as asexual and broke up with me on the grounds that our relationship wasn't fair to me. We've been dating for a long time, and this summer he started saving for a ring. I've suspected for months that he was ace, and we've talked about it before. He enjoys non sexual intimacy, like cuddling, and I think I would be OK with not having a sexual aspect to our relationship, but he still thinks it's unfair for me.