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Dating Anxiety

Dating Anxiety And Apprehension Causes Worry And Nervousness

Anxiety and nervousness in dating can be a real killer. It is natural to get a little anxious when meeting someone for a potential relationship. It is human nature, we all want to create a good impression to whoever we meet, especially of the opposite sex and that too with a prospect. Though it is normal to get a little nervous, too much of it can go against you. It can really make things go bad. The main reason being that you lose the ability to show your best. You get scared of the fear of rejection. All your good qualities get surrounded and hidden by anxiety. In fact, the worst of you begins to emerge out of you.

When the stakes are high, nervousness is natural because of the unknown outcome. When we really want someone badly, we get scared of being disappointed. It is very important to control and contain your dating anxiety. We are by birth a little egoist, but things change when we really want someone or something. When we want someone’s love we get worried almost in the same way as we worry about ourselves.

As a matter of fact, dating can be extremely frightening, especially for people who are already inclined to higher levels of anxiety. Please note that some level of anxiety is understandable. After all, it is human nature for us to be nervous in a new situation with a new person. Yes, it is that time when you feel butterflies rolling in your abdomen. Majority of people experience at least some level of nervousness when going on a date. Some people feel a massive anxiety while others feel a mild one but we all have a little bit of nervousness.

In fact, some nervousness helps us perform our best but too much of it has the opposite effect. A small degree of worry leads to smart choices, like making sure the sprinklers are working, making sure the doors are locked before you leave home, etc. The best way to manage dating anxiety is by not allowing it to take over the better of you. Some of the common sources of dating anxiety include worry about having a chemistry with your date, making a first impression, and most importantly the likelihood getting of rejected.

How you see dating in general can also play a role in dating anxiety. If you take it as a mission critical task then you are more like to get nervous. But if you take things lightly and try to have some fun while dating then things are more likely to go smoothly. Dating is supposed to be a pleasurable even but pre dating period can bring butterflies to the stomach. It is normal to be nervous because everyone wants to make a good impression on their date. It is necessary to break this nervousness and get your date to like you in return.

Dating nervousness is the nervousness before and during dating. Even the most experienced people in dating experience some nervousness. Dating nervousness can also happen when one is not thoroughly prepared for the date. Dating nervousness can be avoided or reduced to a certain extent if the date is pre planned and well organized. Dating nervousness or anxiety can lead to dating disasters. Hence it is always advisable to break the ice and have enough practice so that things go well as planned.

The best way to over dating anxiety is by making a plan of events without anything left for the last minute. Make things simple and avoid any complications. Take your date as a casual introductory event. Keep your expectations to the minimum. Choose a mutually convenient place and time for the date that is suitable to both of you. Do some breathing exercises to relieve stress. Avoid waiting for each other and making one of you wait for the other. Gather your thought and plan how you would present yourself. Pick a few interesting topics to discuss while the two of you meet. Don’t try too hard to impress or too hard to win the other person’s heart. Don’t worry about the future or the long term prospects with your date. Imagine everything going well and you are coming out with flying colors. Be responsive and mindful of the other person. Do some pep talk to make things lighter. It’s okay to showcase your skills or good qualities but don’t overdo it or else it may sound as if you are boasting yourself. Make sure you are dressed well and smile good. Don’t let your fears get the better of you. Think of your date as a miniscule part of your life and not as a life changing event. Lastly, don’t forget to smile and be in a good mood.

Dating nervousness leads to panicky situations. To avoid dating nervousness it is advisable to practice in front of the mirror many times before going on an actual date. It needs lot of self-training and motivation to overcome such nervousness. Dating anxiety is a real thing, but you don’t have to go through it if you do all the right things as mentioned above.
Date Posted/Updated On: 10/26/2016
Author: ispace1

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