If you suffer with social anxiety disorder (SAD), or simply count yourself among the chronically shy, chances are that you will find yourself tongue-tied in these situations.Fortunately, there are many avenues for meeting people that do not require the wit of Jay Leno or the charm of George Clooney.There’s no doubt about it, bars are one of the easiest, most common places at which to meet potential romantic partners. If the last thing you want to do is meet someone over vodka sodas and loud music, there are some pretty good alternatives! So, if you feel like you need to, swap the late nights at bars for early mornings at the dog park; jam pack your days and nights with activities where you’ll be forced to come into contact with new and like-minded people. The more active you are in your life, the wider your social network is, and, perhaps more importantly, the more interesting (and therefore attractive) you yourself become.Online dating is also relatively popular among the college-educated, as well as among urban and suburban residents.And 38% of Americans who are single and actively looking for a partner have used online dating at one point or another.
It's important to remember that the only true way to stop social anxiety is to cure it altogether. But there are smaller, more interesting strategies that can help you with some of your social anxiety issues and make sure that it doesn't interfere with your dating.
The following are some tips to help you meet and date other people.
Yes, the first tip is a boring one, but also extremely important.
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