Behind my smile, my cheeks are beginning to ache from attempting to hide any trace of nervousness.
They feel like they’re burning; and my self-consciousness turns them an even deeper shade of scarlet.
Underneath my high-neck dress, I can feel the red-hot rash spreading across my chest.
I wait for my date to look away before I take a sip of my drink, so he won't see my hands shake.
My previous relationship was with someone who had BPD and it was really stressful for me but this girls absolutely amazing, she understands me. We both have the same music interest and that's pretty dam cool because not many people like the same music as me. On the dating site you have to basically answer like 100 questions and it will then show your matches who will work well with you and of course she was on there.When my Social Anxiety acts out my mind goes blank! I was scared to tell you how i felt so i was going to judge by your body language when I saw you' Number one of i'm anxious I may act emotionally cold & I may not look into her eyes that much... I thought she already new i liked her too so i may just not realize it but come across as a bit emotionally cold sometimes and also it'll be my first experience on a date with a women!!!!!! You said she understands you and seems to really like you, so I recommend mentioning to her about your social anxiety.I cannot be myself and i certainly can't have a conversation properly. Were going to have a few drinks anyway later on in the night so hopefully that'll break the ice... I think it would ease some pressure off of you because if you do act strangely, she'll know why.Welcome back to The Attraction Doctor It is normal to get anxious about interacting with potential dating partners.Everyone gets concerned about making a good first impression.Hi guys :3Long paragraph here, had to let out please bare with me dudes n dudettes: I've just come out of a long term relationship with a man around 4 months ago, I'm now ready to get back in the dating scene and I have joined a dating site.I'm Bisexual so i'm currently exploring women at the moment as I haven't ever had the chance to do so properly since i've been in a serious relationship since 16.Dating is typically a situation where people feel scrutinized, have to meet new people, and may fear they’ll do something embarrassing.In this way, dating only adds fuel to the anxiety fire.We both have the exact same humor & that's cool because that's also a rare thing to find in people. We are meeting up at the beginning on June, i am absolutely PETRIFIED!I have told her i have ADD which is fine with her however I haven't told her about my Social Anxiety because I'm scared it will put her off a tad. I'm also petrified because I (thank god) told her that I really liked her and couldn't stop thinking about her and it feels really weird & she said ' awwww I'm so glad you said that, i'm really happy. Thanks guys ; D Hey - I can understand your fear, dating is probably one of the top fears of many who suffer with social anxiety!Kashdan and Roberts (2006) conducted research on the tendency to feel both anxiety and curiosity in social interactions.As the authors explain, "Unfamiliar [social] experiences evoke feelings of both anxiety, (due to conflicts with existing knowledge and feelings of low personal control), and curiosity, (due to a natural propensity for pursuing potential rewards and personal growth opportunities)".People that have social anxiety often find activities such as dating to be highly intimidating.