If you’re an outgoing or very confident person, you probably can’t imagine meeting someone you like but not following up soon after to set up the next date.For shy men and women, however, putting themselves in a risky or vulnerable position with others feels uncomfortable and provokes a lot of anxiety.
If you’re shy and meet someone you really like, you need to do whatever it takes to summon the courage and contact that good date again. Conclusion: I believe shy people make the world a deeper and more interesting place.
Don’t wait for him or her to make it happen for you. Shy people often have some of the best senses of humor. is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, Psychology Today blogger, and TV guest expert.
Every personality comes with its own strengths and weaknesses.
With dating, shy men and women come to the table with a minor disadvantage because dating is a social activity, and shy people have a hard time putting their best foot forward with people brand new to them.
They often get stuck thinking too much about how the other person will receive the advance instead of simply taking the plunge and going for it.
They sometimes don’t seek out their guy or girl for a second date – even when they’re still interested.
The good news is that it’s easier than you might think.
When you do talk to her, it's important to be mindful of her feelings and avoid pretending to be something you’re not.
Because shy men and women tend to be more introverted and more observational thinkers in the first place, not taking things seriously goes against the grain of the shy personality makeup.