An abnormal fear of marriage or being married.


Individuals experiencing gametophobia often have fear or anxieties in being married, possibly because of their fear or anxieties of having to deal with the difficulties in raising children, having a family, or simply living with another person.

Word origin: Ancient Greek γαμετης; translated gamete = wife, gametes = husband + phobia, fear.

Related forms: gametophobic (adjective).

Synonym: gamophobia.
Compare: gamomania.

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