Sometimes dating can be difficult for those who are a little bit shy, as this can hinder their dating life. There are ways, however, that shy people can find a perfectly good date while at the same time maintaining who they are. Below are several tips for shy people to have good dates and still have a good time being themselves.
- Plan out dating as you would any other important area of your life. Commit yourself to taking the time and energy to finding people that are right for you to date.
- Practice one of the relaxation strategies to manage stress and anxiety every day. Before going out sit down, do your relaxation exercise and visualize how you would like the date to go. This should be a positive visualization and you should create the visualization in such a way that you enjoy the experience. Doing this helps your mind prepare for the date.
- Be curious about the other person and use this curiosity to focus on whether or not you like the person. Ask questions and create conversation out of mutual interests even if you do not know much about the subject at hand.
- Once you find someone that you have connection and some chemistry with, follow up with phone calls or e-mails just to get to know the person. And don’t forget that you are building a connection with this person and regular communication is essential.