The debate about whether men and women are extremely similar or extremely different doesn't seem to go away, and it's largely because we have little way of proving much within the psychological arena.
Intimacy-phobics are prone to suddenly pulling back just at the point a person who is comfortable with intimacy leans in.
Generalization caveat: Not all men are afraid of relationships, but many men are terrified of them.
Before I get into the reasons why they're so afraid, let me first address the question of whether men are more afraid of relationships than women.
But it’s also terribly frustrating for the person who is intimacy-phobic and does want your friendship but sabotages it despite themselves.
The very nature of this anxiety disorder makes it difficult for them to explain what’s going on.