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But, unbeknown to my date, while I’m doing my very best impression of a swan, I'm far from the outward picture of calm.
If you’re not using dating apps to find your potential partner, I recommend checking them out.I used to be embarrassed about this, but like I said, it’s 2017 now. Phone anxiety and social anxiety often go hand in hand. Now, I will say this, something I had to work through was when she would take forever to reply.I believe dating apps are the “new normal,” and it just so happens to benefit my social anxiety. What if she doesn’t think I’m interested when I am? For those of you who don’t know what phone anxiety is, it’s brutal. That’s something I would obsess over, but it was a lot easier to deal with.My social anxiety was the type that made it so I didn’t even like meeting new people unless someone did the introduction for me. Again, it’s the issue of talking to someone in real time and having a mind that doesn’t stop. (Also, am I the only one who thinks read receipts were purposely made to trigger people with social anxiety?Even still, I was having a panic attack inside my mind. One of the worst parts about phone anxiety is the silence. )From what I understand, I’m in the minority of men who actually read profiles. It’s also a good thing because I don’t want to come off as some shallow guy who just looked at her pics and decided to send a message.Each partner I’ve had in my 32 years has come from using the internet in some form. Well, if she didn’t, she does now because she just shook my sweaty hand. I have no control of a conversation when it’s happening in real time because my brain is moving way too fast and has irrational fears coming at me left and right. Much like the ice breaker, I can carefully craft whatever I want to say.
From using AOL to meet and ask out my first girlfriend when I was 14 to the amazing woman I’m currently with — they’ve all had online origins. When I have the time to structure my first impression message through a dating app, I can edit that thing like it’s my college thesis. If I think it comes off too strong or “dumb” or silly, I can send it over to my friend to see how it sounds before sending it over.What’s more: this handsome, well-mannered and interesting man is my date for the evening.As he tells me about himself, I listen intently, nodding and smiling intermittently.With my brain going a million miles per minute, there was about a 90 percent chance I was going to say something silly and incoherent the first time I met someone new. Being able to see what her interests are gives me plenty to talk about and get to know the person. on a Thursday and I’m sitting across the table from a human male.But if you ask anyone that has social anxiety what their biggest regret is, it's that it's hard to date and find relationships.