Phych2go’s 5 Dating Tips for People with Social Anxiety.
Have you ever been at a party and found yourself
making better friends with the dog or cat often at a quiet corner somewhere
rather than mingling with the company of the human variety?
If you are one of the many people who live with social anxiety,
this may sound all too familiar.
And even though our furry friends do make for wonderful companions.
Those of us with social anxiety may still want to
find that special human someone to share little love and affection.
Now, if the prospect of juggling romance and social anxiety
makes you, well, anxious.
And just thinking about it is sending your brain into overdrive
with a million different thoughts and what-ifs.
只要花点时间 深呼吸 我们会帮助你
Just take a moment and breathe, we’ve got you covered.
Because dating can be challenging at the best of times,
and may seem even more daunting when it has double biling with social anxiety.
Psych2go has compiled a quick list of 5 tips to keep in mind
as you head out in search for a dream mate.
Take a good long look in the mirror and ask yourself what you truly want in a partner.
If the prospect of spending time with someone
who thrives on being smack dab in the middle of action,
breaks you out into a cold sweat.
People with those personality traits may not make for the best romantic pursuits.
Remember, you have control over who you choose to ask out or accept dates from.
You also have the power to control your surroundings,
do big crowds and loud busy bars or clubs
make you long for that quiet corner with a fluffy pet?
Try suggesting an activity that makes you feel a little more comfortable.
And don’t feel pressured to make any big explanations.
It can be as simple as saying, “Actually I’m not a fan of that,
or I’d rather do this if that’s okay.”
Now, as the old saying goes, “Dress for Success”.
Just like having control over who you date and where you go,
you can control how you feel heading out on your romantic adventure.
Choose an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and at ease and that you love to wear.
When you look good, you feel good.
And feeling good can often be a big help in keeping your anxiety in check.
If meeting new people makes you nervous,
try setting up a safety net for yourself.
ask a friend to text and check in or to hang out nearby
so that they can bump into you and see how you’re doing
or invite your date to do something with a group of your friends.
Having people you already know and trust
waiting in the wings to support you
when you are first getting to know someone new
can be just the thing to mellow out some of those anxieties.
Last but certainly not least,
take a big deep breath and go have some fun.
Remember, dating is supposed to be an enjoyable experience,
a way to get to know someone you like and want to spend time with.
Remind yourself of that before you head out on your date
and things do happen to not go as well as you hoped,
you’ve got your friends safety nets dining by
and you never have to see your date again if you don’t want to.
Living with social anxiety can sometimes feel like you’re not in control,
but you are.
And hopefully these tips will help you as you wade out into the dating pool.
What do you think?
Do you have any dating tips?
What works best for you?
Phych2go would love to know.
Be sure to leave a comment down below.
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