An amorist is a person who is devoted to love. The kind of love that an amorist is wrapped up in tends to be romantic and sexual love, rather than the love typically feel for their parents, friends, hobbies, or objects.
The term was first used in the late 1600s. It comes from the Latin word amor or the French word amour, both meaning love. The term has largely fallen out of favor today, although an erotic magazine called The Amorist launched in the United Kingdom in 2017. It seeks to celebrate the spirit of the original amorists through articles and fiction that connect romance and sex.