Scared to be alone dating

26-Nov-2014 09:09

Through all of this, I have basically figured out that two of his problems are that he derives a lot of his self worth from what romantic partners think of him (if someone he's interested in dating turns him down, it devastates him to his core because it feels like it's a referendum on his desirability) and he absolutely does not know how to cope with being alone.

Finally, during a speed-dating scenario, people with a stronger fear of being single indicated interest in a larger number of potential partners, which was motivated by the desire to avoid being alone.

In sum, the fear of being single can lead people to settle for less ideal romantic partners and less ideal relationships (Spielmann et al., 2013).