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.
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 💜