Intense fear of dating
It all started in high school when everyone else started dating except me (because I was too scared).When I find out someone likes me, I feel sick to my stomach.I’m pretty sure my anxious energy is driving guys away. It’s my palpable fear of dating that makes guys weirded out and it’s frustrating because I don’t feel like I can control it.I definitely know it’s not my looks that are driving guys away. I feel threatened when a guy wants to get to know me on a romantic level and I don’t know what’s behind it.Dating anxiety is tragic because it keeps people from experiencing deep, meaningful relationships in their lives. It was when I was 11 years old, sitting in class when an eighth grade boy I had a crush on walked past the classroom door.
I really really want to be close to someone, but the second the opportunity presents itself, I completely freeze up and try to find a way to either change the subject or physically run away.
I’m nervous about getting asked out and feel like I’m always on high alert making sure it doesn’t happen.
The fear of love (or falling in love) phobia is known as Philophobia.
She loved and allowed several suitors to court her, but things never came to marriage or commitment.
Historians now believe that her condition might have arisen owing to the fact that she had seen her mother Anne Boleyn as well as her cousin executed for love.
My stomach sank, but not because it was full of butterflies.