Why am I so scared of dating? When boys start to get more than friendly, I get really nervous. I view boys as regular human being would view a lion, I like to watch and admire from a distance, but once one starts getting closer, I just start to panic. So when a boys starts to show the slightest interest in me I just ditch him using a LOT of sarcasm... So basically I cease to talk to them but yet I avoid them... Is this a symptom of social anxiety or something?
Most Helpful Guy
From what you have said to a user, not having a father in life, has probably impacted you in sort of way. You are terrified of rejection from a man. I think the best to start getting comfortable guys, is maybe start building a good friendship with guys, maybe that will help build your confidence with them.
The best thing for confidence and fear, is having a really cold shower for 5 minutes. It will be very hard for the first few times, but watch happens with your confidence. The other that improve your performance in relationships , is mediation, it will help to realise any fears, and prevent you from negative thinking. There are plenty of videos on youtube for this and help you. Do at least 20 minutes a day.1
Most Helpful Girl
I don't think it's " dating" that scares you. It's probably a subconscious fear of rejection and being hurt. By keeping them at a distance you feel less vulnerable. It is so easy to love or admire at ", arms length" , because you are protected from any potential pain that may come with relationships 💜0