dating anxiety - Social Anxiety Forum
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 09:33 PM Thread Starter
razzlystar
 
razzlystar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: chicago
Gender: Female
Posts: 3

dating anxiety


So i went on craigslist and posted an ad in the personals for dating and relationships, which is something i normally would totally not do but i wanted a change in my life. I wanted to start dating again which i haven't done in a year because i haven't met any guys that i wanted to be with. So craigslist seemed like a good idea where i can write down what kind of person i am, i mentioned i was shy, and see who was okay with that.

I got quite a few responses but there was one in particular who responded back to me and i liked what he said and how he looks. So, nervous as i was, i replied back to him and we set up a date on wednesday, we're going out for pizza cause we both agreed that was our favorite food. Although i'm exicted, i'm also really nervous about this because i want him to like me and i don't want to freak out so much that i don't talk much or i act like an idiot in front him. How should i prepare myself for this?
razzlystar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-26-2010, 11:50 PM
awake at midnight
 
haikupoet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Where four sushi bars meet on a corner
Gender: Male
Posts: 362
I would be more comfortable meeting people on plentyoffish.com or another dating site than Craigslist, so be careful and meet the person in a public place.

Ask the guy a lot of questions. People like to talk about themselves. And it gives you a chance to see if he's actually interested in a relationship. Meeting over food can be anxious since it puts you and him at a table without much to talk about but each other, so perhaps you can go for a walk in the neighborhood if there are a lot of people about. Don't worry about being quiet. If he likes you he won't mind and if you tell him you're nervous he should understand.

Awakened at midnight
by the sound of the water jar
cracking from the ice
-- Basho (Hamill)

"People see me / I'm a challenge / to your balance" -- Wonder, Natalie Merchant
haikupoet is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dating someone with social anxiety stucknconfused Relationships 3 11-18-2009 05:20 PM
Dating with Anxiety?? longhorn9901 Just For Fun 0 01-27-2009 03:47 PM
Dating anxiety.. jameson32 Coping With Social Anxiety 4 04-13-2007 04:38 PM
dating someone with social anxiety mina.kina Relationships 2 03-26-2007 06:37 PM
Major dating anxiety unsocialbutterfly Coping With Social Anxiety 4 12-31-1969 07:00 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome