Intense fear of dating
The word originates from Greek “filos” which means ‘loving or beloved’.
Individuals who suffer from this phobia fear romantic love or forming emotional attachments of any sort.
I end up feeling like I’m doing something wrong or that he’s making a mistake, that he really doesn’t mean what he’s saying.
That’s not a normal way to react to someone liking you.
Philophobia is an unwarranted and an irrational fear of falling in love.
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.
I didn’t want them to know that I was crazy about this random guy.
It felt scary and embarrassing and not at all magical or exciting like they say it would in movies.