Dating avoidant attachment style
While the need for connection and belonging is universal, avoidant individuals suppress their need for intimate attachment.
This does not mean that their heart is made of steel, in fact they are just as vulnerable to the threat of separation as the rest of us.
I can assure you that it doesn’t take a magic potion and a full moon to get close to an avoidant individual.
If you take the time to understand both theirs and your own needs around closeness and intimacy, you will have a much better chance at getting the outcome you desire.
To them, intimacy equates to a loss of independence, often resulting in a strong desire to retreat into their “cave”. Those who fall under this category likely endured inconsistent caregiving.
Their primary fear is rejection and they often worry about their partner’s ability to love them back.
Welcome to the world of attachment systems and romantic attachment styles. It is a mechanism in our brain that is responsible for monitoring and tracking the availability of our partners in our relationships.
ATTACHED is the manual we wish we had when we were dating.
There’s a lot of misinformation out there about dating and relationships—and myths that simply aren’t true.
When out on a date, expressing your needs early on is key to finding the right match.
Game-playing is something that many avoidants resort to naturally as a way to keep you at a distance.