Social anxiety disorder and dating
Those closest to you likely have a good sense of your unique qualities and who might be compatible as a dating partner.
Going on a date may also feel less nerve-wracking if your potential suitor is a friend of someone whom you know.
Although there have been many books written about the topic, there really aren’t any written in stone rules about going on a date.
Fortunately, there are many ways to meet people that do not require you to display wit or charm on cue.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.We are starting off a series about social anxiety with a discussion about dating, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
If you suffer from social anxiety the prospect of dating can seem terrifying.So obviously, living with full-fledged anxiety makes an already stressful, scary situation even worse.