Redirect your thoughts to your interests and talk about those on a new date.
If you’re shy, the first date is the hardest of all dates.
Heck, the first date is awkward for everyone, right?
The truth is that shyness isn’t a turn-off to others, so remember that the next time you feel nervous or shy around someone new.
is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert.
In fact, you need to simultaneously work on managing the anxiety that so many shy men and women feel on a new date.
Let me share a couple of techniques that will make you feel less anxious when you really want to sit back and enjoy your date. I’ll share a trick that I have used in my career which has helped tremendously.At the end of the day, this is the main secret to successful dating, especially for shy men and women: distract yourself from the thoughts in your head and come out, come out, come out to play. Being shy basically means that you have a lot of personality inside you, but you feel uncomfortable releasing it to people you don’t really know.In many ways, this trait is actually positive in that you use caution as you get to know people.He practices in Los Angeles and treats a wide range of issues and disorders and specializes in relationships, parenting, and addiction.If you're an introvert, your idea of a good time is probably more in line with a cup of coffee and a good book than going out five nights a week to meet potential mates.One technique that helps many of my clients is to take your thumb and index finger on one hand and press them together with medium pressure.