The word “phobia” comes from the Greek “phobos” which means fear. The English dictionary defines a phobia as an extreme or irrational fear of or aversion to something. There are hundreds of phobias and some of them like, arachnophobia (fear of spiders) are totally legit.
Of all of the available phobias out there, there are some that can actually be the demise of your love life. Here are 10 fears that people actually have that can be devastating to your love life.
Gamophobia is the fear of getting married, being in a relationship, or commitment. Gamophobia sure stands top in the list of phobias that destroy a relationship – because it is a fear of them.
Anuptaphobia is the opposite of gamophobia, is it is the fear of not being in a relationship (to be single or alone). This is not only the fear of remaining single forever but also of marrying the wrong person, which is capable of killing a relationship.
Ithyphallophobia has the ability to destroy a relationship because ithyphallophobia is the fear of an erect penis. You can see how this might create relationship issues.
Arrhenphobia is principally a persistent and abnormal fear of men. People who suffer from this phobia get highly uncomfortable in the presence of men. Both men and women suffer from this phobia.
If there’s a fear for men, there will be a fear for women too, it’s called Venustraphobia. A lot of men have a phobia of being around beautiful women, and are just too scared to even talk to them.
Philemaphobia is the extreme fear of kissing, more specifically a fear of being subjected to bad breath.
Chiraptophobia is the fear of being touched. People who have this fear avoid contact with people. It’s like, telling your date ‘you can have a relationship with me, but you can’t touch me and I won’t touch you too’. For some, the phobia is so intense that they can’t even watch movies in which people touch each other. Kind of ruins the idea of “Netflix and chill”.
Genophobia is the physical or psychological fear of sexual relations or sexual intercourse.
Omphalophobia is the fear of bellybuttons, and particularly of having one’s bellybutton touched, or sometimes of seeing one being touched.
Philophobia is the abnormal, persistent and unwarranted fear of falling in love or emotional attachment. Not only is it a fear of falling in love, but a fear of being in love, too.
Related: 20 of the Strangest Phobias People Actually Experience