Falling in love is not always an easy thing to experience. So much so that some men are afraid. Fear of commitment or of losing the person they are in love with, these are the signs that there is a problem in the relationship and that the feeling of fear is there on his side.
An insistent look, a deep listening
You've been on several dates with your crush and you think you see fear in him? There are several signs that may indicate stress and anxiety. A man in love who is afraid may be reluctant to make a commitment because he has doubts.
If this is the case, he will tend to stare at you for a long time during your exchanges and to listen very carefully. What he wants to do is to perceive everything you say so that he can analyse it and decide whether or not to commit himself. This is often the case when the person in front of you has expressed doubts about the fact that they want to be in a relationship, or spoken of the difficulty of a past relationship or unclear feelings towards an ex-boyfriend.
A change in behaviour
A man in love who is afraid may totally change his behaviour when he is with you and when you are around other people, such as friends.
If he is calm when you are alone, but in the presence of others he seems to panic, doesn't know who to talk to and glances at you regularly during the evening, you can assume that he is afraid. Probably afraid that someone else might be interested in you!
A scared man can run away from you
This may sound strange, and we tend to think that a man who develops feelings will tend to want to spend as much time as possible with the person concerned, but yes, he can also run away and be distant.
When he declines several dates, it doesn't necessarily mean that he doesn't like you, it may simply mean that something you said made him doubt you and that he prefers to put some distance between himself and you.
When the situation arises, you should not hesitate to be frank and ask him. A man in love can withdraw into himself following a misunderstanding. This would be a pity when the feelings are mutual!
They may show signs of nervousness
When in love, a man may simply show signs of nervousness. Does he bite his nails? Moving around in his chair? Readjusting his clothes or running his hand through his hair? You can be sure that he is scared and needs reassurance.
He remembers every detail
A man may simply be afraid to express his feelings. This is always an important step, especially when he is unsure if it will be reciprocated. When he is afraid to tell you about his love for you, a man will show signs of nervousness, but note that he will also remember every detail about you very well. The reason? You are important to him and he cherishes every moment with you and everything about you.
For your part, when you realise that a man you like is afraid, do not hesitate to do everything you can to reassure him, with words and gestures.