The thing about attraction is that it feels exactly the same as fear. The two are interpreted interchangeably, for better or for worse.
They trigger the same racing heart, shortness of breath, the very same nervous energy. They draw similar patterns on your brain.
Is it entirely possible then that your mind and body is screaming “LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!” but all you hear is “FEAR” and so you turn around and then you run.
Other times, you think you hear “LOVE!” and so you prepare to bed down, but the real message is “RUN DEAR! You are in a place of danger.”
Other times still, it is a mixture of the two.
It’s been scientifically proven and labelled Misattribution of Arousal. It was tested on a bridge.
This post inspired by and in response to this.