Fear of dating someone new - Relationships & Family | Our Everyday Life


Most people know this phenomenon intimately. Breaking up with people isn’t fun – even if the relationship is well past its expiration date. “Think of happiness on a scale of one to 10,” a friend once told me. “Your relationship might only be a five, but breaking up might temporarily bring you down to a three. It doesn’t matter that you’ll eventually be happier than you were in the relationship. A lot of people can’t pull the Band-Aid off and face that temporary decline.” In other words, we can be as terrible at delaying gratification when it comes to relationships as we are with anything else.

And this may be especially true when it comes to fear of rejection. Take Kelly; her fear was taking over her life and damaging her relationships.

I wondered to myself, is this what online dating has done to us? Is it creating a new reality in which people actively avoid real-life interactions?


Fear of dating someone new

Fear of dating someone new



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