It’s a very romantic idea, finding the love of your life, your twin flame or maybe even your soulmate. But that whole process can be pretty darn scary. Heartbreak is a formidable threat. It is not uncommon for people to go to great lengths to avoid the torment of a broken heart. For example, some avoid engaging too deeply with any romantic partners, or remain in deadened relationships. Others consider romantic love to be silly, irrational, fleeting, a waste of energy, or only for the young.
To love a person, whether you like it or not, is making you quite vulnerable. And some signs have more difficulty with this than others.
These are the 5 zodiac signs that are most afraid to love:
You’re a flighty air sign who tends to live life flitting around, never wanting to stay put long enough. You like to keep your options open and a relationship scares you because you would constantly wonder if they’re the person who is right for you. Part of you is scared you would always wonder what else is out there. You’re also constantly worried that you’ll lose interest in the person you think you’ve fallen in love with.
You’re afraid of love because you don’t want to feel unappreciated. You give your heart and soul when you love and you’re afraid of only getting indifference in return. Like your fellow water sign, Scorpio, you’re afraid of the consequences that may come with not having your love reciprocated with the same intensity.
Your striving for perfectionism and not living up to your own standards disables you from realizing just how worthy of love you are. So, you embark on a pattern of attracting the emotionally unavailable, the hot messes, the fixer-uppers, and lost ones, because they feel like a safe bet. You’re so afraid of someone who actually deserves you because you will constantly fear that you don’t deserve them.
The thing you’re most scared of, even more than betrayal and putting your trust into the wrong person, is discovery. You expect others to be 100% honest and open with you at all times, but you show others only what you want them to see, Scorpio. You come off as friendly and open, but in reality you’re reserved and so closed off about your inner workings, that people don’t even know to what extent. Some call you mysterious, but you’re truly a secretive and private soul. Though you appear calm and cool, you hide so much emotion underneath the surface. What your partners never always fail to realize is that they will never truly know you. You’re afraid of love because you’re afraid of showing your true self to the wrong person. When you open up, you want it to be for life. You entrust your secrets, private thoughts and feelings, skeletons, past, and who you are to one person and one person only.
You fear love because you fear being bored or being boring to someone else. You want passion and excitement on a daily basis and you’re afraid that settling into the routine that comes with love would deny you of this.
You’re eternal singledom not only stems from your fear of the humdrum but because you feel like you have to fiercely guard your freedom. You’re innately restless and nomadic, scared to be in one place for too long. You can’t stand still, and you’ve ran before when you’ve felt yourself getting too close to another person.