I used to be very afraid of falling in love. Reason: I thought I was in love and this guy said he loved me too. After months of losing interest in me, he stayed with me until he found someone new. I was his "until I find better" girlfriend. Finally, our 6th month together he broke up with me. Crushed my hopes and I was in serious depression. I even almost tried to kill myself.
So when I was with my next boyfriend, I felt it hard to love him. I was scared he was going to do the same thing my last boyfriend did. You know what, he was scared to love me too. Then after our 6 months together (we broke up like twice and got back together) my boyfriend confessed his love for me. I loved him too. Now we been dating over a year and I'm so in love with him.
You be shouldn't be afraid of such a great thing. You'll miss out on its greatness. I wouldn't trade my relationship for the world.
So why aren't I afraid to love? Because I know what it is not to be in love, and its just not as good as being in love. Why be afraid of something so great!?