Don't be afraid of love. Surrender to her and just love.
Maybe they fear you because you are too honest in these times when people are attracted to sweet talk. They are attracted to those who manipulate their sentences and those who know how to make a lie more attractive than the truth.
You might scare them, because you know what you want and what you don't want. They just don't get it. They do not understand that not everything is their way, that someone can say "no" to them.
Maybe they got lost in their insecurities, yes they reject anyone who is confident. Or they simply got used to people being insecure and now don't understand those who aren't.
They may be afraid of you because you don't want to participate in their games, in which they are obsessed with winning and anyone who doesn't play is a loser.
You may have scared them, because you tell them what they don't want to hear, because they got used to people feeding them lies to win them over.
Maybe they no longer want to know who they really are. Maybe your words are so unfamiliar to them that they simply don't believe them or don't understand them at all.
They may be afraid of you because you are attentive. Because you don't forget what they said when they were angry or when they were vulnerable. You pay attention to their eyes and body language, tone of voice and gestures.
They may not be used to being seen or heard and they are your attention unpleasant, because opening your heart means taking off your masks.
They may be afraid of you because you know they are afraid. Maybe you open your heart to them too much and show them too many emotions and they don't know how to deal with them. They don't know how to deal with anything that disturbs their security, that disturbs their routine or their reality.
Maybe your heart beats faster than theirs and they can't keep up with you.
They may be afraid of you because you don't need them. Because they know you can survive without them, because they know you won't wait for them. They know you'll stand up for yourself and won't allow yourself to be just another number on their bucket list.
You might scare them, because you value yourself, because you are strong enough to walk away, and because you are smart enough to know your worth.
Whatever the reason, get on with your life. You are what you are, even if you scare them with it. He continues to frighten them with his sincerity, his strength, his kindness, his love, his understanding, his words, his eyes, his presence and his ability to understand their fears.
Maybe they will embrace their fears and become fearless like you. And because of that, you will fall even more in love with them and they with you.