Dating fear being alone

Another 6.6 percent of mostly younger responders said they were afraid of being lonely as they grew older.In subsequent experiments and surveys, researchers discovered that both men and women were so scared to be single that they were willing to stay in unfulfilling relationships, and people who had fears of being alone were less likely to get out of a bad relationship.discussion of the word, or Urban Dictionary, or even MTV’s FOMO Woodie.Wherever you heard it, we guarantee that it struck a chord — you knew it described something important and universally affecting. It bombards us with options, and leaves us paralyzed to choose which weekend BBQ, which job, which city…even which relationship.About 39 percent said they didn't fear living their lives solo, and almost 12 percent said they both enjoyed the positives and negatives of being single.

A new study finds the fear of being single may be driving men and women to settle in their relationships."Loneliness is a painful experience for both men and women, so it's not surprising that the fear of being single seems not to discriminate on the basis of gender," study co-author, Geoff Mac Donald, a professor at the University of Toronto's department of psychology, said in a press release.Researchers asked a sample of adults of various ages from the U. and Canada -- including University of Toronto undergraduates -- about their thoughts on being single.We all know couples who have broken up because one (or both) of the parties began experiencing the FOMO itch, the fear that their bond was somehow “less than” everyone else’s as measured by some digital social yardstick.But there is another, as-yet-undefined concept plaguing our relationships and screwing massively with our lives.