I know it's a bit of a strange question to ask, but for the life of me I am a bit confused. Now, my understanding of "commitment-phobic" is someone who is afraid of commitment. By that I think it means someone who is AFRAID of being in a commited relationship, right? It can mean going steady or getting married and such. So, let's say if a person is going out with another person and he/she has always wanted to get married or something, and finally they got engaged, then suddenly one of the parties feels that if he/she gets engaged, that means he/she will never be able to date a brunette/blond/redhead/certain type of person (simply because he/she has never done so but always wanted to) or will never be able to have an opportunity to date others should the opportunity arises, does that make the said person commitment-phobic? I just want to add that in this case, the person in question is NOT afraid of getting married, per se. Does that make this person commitment-phobic? My personal opinion is that this person just appears NOT ready to get married, but is NOT commitment phobic. Now, I'm a novice when it comes to this type of stuff, so ... would the experienced wise ones please advise? TIA.