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Dating Tips For The Shy

Aug 27, 2008
When you are shy it can be difficult to talk to a stranger that you encounter at the grocery store let alone someone that you want to date. Even people who are inherently shy can have a good time dating with the help of some really simple tips. Once you overcome your fear of rejection you will find that dating is not only possible, it can be down right enjoyable.

Being shy is basically being afraid of rejection, and the fear that even outgoing people have when they are dating is that they will be rejected. Even if you are a bit shy you need to try to put that aside, just long enough for one date. The more you open up the more likely you will be to have a successful date instead of being rejected. It can be difficult, but you can do it.

Tips to Help the Shy Person on a Date

The difficult part of dating when you are shy is that you often give people the wrong impression. Many times people who have been out with someone that is shy will think that the person did not like them just because of their body language or something small that they did. For this reason, if you are even the tiniest bit shy you need to think about what you are doing with your body.

When out on a date, be sure to keep your arms uncrossed as this gives someone the wrong impression. When you cross your arms you are effectively creating a barrier between you and someone else, something you don't want on a date. It may take some practice to stop crossing your arms, but it will be worth it because you will be a lot more successful when dating.

Shy people often have a difficult time maintaining eye contact with people that they don't know well, but you need to work on your eye contact if you are going to date and be successful at it. Allow for your feelings to show for the person through your eyes, it doesn't mean that you have to stare at them, but be sure to make plenty of eye contact.

Even if you are shy you can start a conversation or make the first move. You can do this easily by simply sitting closer than you normally would. This allows someone to know that you are interested in them even if you cannot say the words out loud. You can also be effective at showing how you feel by simply touching the other person and complimenting them. These are all easy ways to let a person know that you are attracted to them.
About the Author
Rodrigo Rehn is a Linux Systems Administrator, Web Programmer, PHP Developer and CEO of FaceRomance online dating services.
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