Fear of commitment
The most common and biggest reason why it’s so hard to fall in love is a fear of commitment. Labels can terrify some people, but for others, the uncertainty of where the relationship stands is also terrifying.
Modern dating has become so ambiguous and confusing. Some couples have commitment issues and never seem to want to accept the terms of being “official.” While some are reluctant to discuss labels, others are left with not knowing if that person is the right one.
Being “official” can suggest less freedom and less sexual variety. The hook-up culture is so prominent in society these days, it allows minimal time for commitment, minimal emotional attachment and more opportunities for physical pleasure.
Hence, some people have a fear of commitment since it requires attention and dedication. Love requires us to confront our own laziness, impulsiveness and boredom, which is hard for most people to do.
Fear of failed relationships
It’s become so common to see the people around us getting screwed over. It’s practically impossible to trust someone these days.
We’ve all heard stories from our friends, family and colleagues being related to some sort of cheating scandal. As a result, some have major trust issues, while others might feel burdened with insecurity from their partner.