Yep, a necro. I don't think this really deserves its own thread.
I had an interesting discussion last night with some friends that gave me a new perspective to the whole "special snowflake" thing with all the definitions and names for every nuance of sexual preference. A friend who identifies as a demisexual (as I found out) explained why he does so: it's actually the opposite of wanting to be special and different from others. For him, it's about finding people who share similar preferences and having thousands of people share the same identification and experience actually helps him be more comfortable with himself. It's not about trying to invent an identity to feel special or victimized despite the strawman (and probably some real "special snowflakes") making it seem so.
For me, the same emotional approach is just a part of my personality that I don't feel even deserves a separate term. On the other hand, I understand that because there is a certain kind of dating culture pushed on people it can feel comforting having that identity as a tool to deal with this pressure. As long as people don't confuse it with oppressed sexual identities I see no harm in this.