Combined, the points below will describe a guy who's really, really inhibited and awkward around women.Not all shy men will have issues that intense or have every characteristic apply to them.The few times he gets up the nerve to approach her, something gets in the way and messes things up. A lot of guys can sympathize, some more than others.For chronically shy guys, every girl is that little red-haired girl. While we can't cure shyness in five easy lessons, we can give you five tips for overcoming your inner Charlie Brown -- five strategies to boost your confidence.I also wrote a follow up to this article on some of the unique issues shy women struggle with.
) that you can offer to the conversation are all things to keep in mind.The tips below are provided to give you a general structure and guidelines to follow in dating.It is often very stressful to date or to try to date when you are shy.No pressure." —mechteldho "One of the best pieces of advice I've ever gotten (from another introvert who was great at meeting/picking up people) was to treat the stranger like you've known them a long time but haven't seen them in a while.Do what you'd normally do then, ask how they're doing, ask how work has been, etc." —Martin Goetz, Facebook "Don't be afraid to be upfront about being an introvert with your date.Give yourself support, and seek out support from others as you do this. Get extra help if you need it as you would for any other important area in your life. If you read the comic strip "Peanuts," you probably know about the little red-haired girl. Charlie Brown worships her from a distance -- a long distance.Even if that means saying no to bingeing on another series!Dress in a comfortable way and talk to people your friends are/were talking to about something you/they find interesting.They will have other friends and you will eventually end up meeting people." —ameliag4a2dd527b "Ask fun questions about their likes and interests. " —William Gallagher, Facebook "When you're talking to someone you think you could be interested in, remember that you're looking to see if you are interested in them, not if they are interested in you.Once I thought of it that way, I was a lot less anxious and worried about being likable." —mrctheamazing "As an introvert, you will never find 'the one' if you think that is defined by instantly feeling comfortable with someone.