Phobia of dating
Often, a child on the verge of puberty might have been sexually abused by a violent woman, leading to a cycle of hatred towards all women for life.
Some cases of fear of women phobia can arise later in life when an adult man might have been put down or insulted severely by a woman.
Childhood Gynophobia often resolves on its own but might persist well into adulthood.
Such men tend to view women as physical or emotional threat.
Consequently, they will perceive anything that may have possibly been abnormal as embarrassing. Cognitive distortions are a hallmark, and are learned about in CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy). Those with social phobia tend to interpret neutral or ambiguous conversations with a negative outlook, and many studies suggest that socially anxious individuals remember more negative memories than those less distressed.
An example of an instance may be that of an employee presenting to their co-workers.
Feared activities may include almost any type of social interaction, especially small groups, dating, parties, talking to strangers, restaurants, interviews, etc.
Abandonment or physical abuse inflicted by strict mothers in one’s childhood can cause Gynophobia.Some gynophobics tend to put off marriage on account of such a fear.A related phobia is Venustaphobia or caligynephobia which is the fear of beautiful women.Gynophobia is the fear or hatred (or both) of women.Usually men suffer from this phobia, which is also known by names like Gynephobia or Feminophobia.