Overcoming shyness and dating

Would you imagine that a well-known news reporter would have trouble talking to her guy-friend that she happens to have a crush on?

Do you think that a celebrity who spends most of her time in the public eye would feel like an outsider around a male colleague she has a thing for? If you’re shy, there is absolutely nothing wrong with you. If you’re like most women, you might come from a background that tells you that men are always to make the first move. Although times have changed, old social norms sometimes still get in the way, causing unnecessary social anxiety.

It might seem obvious, but overcoming shyness around women is critical to your dating success.

Recently, I reached out to some of the most respected men’s lifestyle and relationship experts.

Rife with opportunities for awkward conversations and infinite unknown factors — – dating often is seen as overwhelmingly scary and decidedly unappealing.

This type of anxiety and shyness leads to avoidance of meeting new people, as well as a sense of isolation and hopelessness about the prospect of finding a suitable partner.

I recently read your blog entry regarding dating non conversationalists.

Your childhood environment has a great effect on how shy you are as well, with isolated children and victims of child abuse often becoming debilitatingly shy.

I’ve completely overcome it by focusing on two things.

First, you need to stop putting so much pressure on each time you talk to a woman.

Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorder in the US, affecting 18 percent of the adult population.

Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is the third-most-common psychological disorder, affecting 15 million men and women in the US.