If you’re too shy to date, check out my tips for overcoming fear of rejection. And, more good news is that there are resources that will help increase your confidence – such as Here’s what one reader says: “The man I like is in a relationship,” says C. “Since I don’t want to be the third wheel, I’ve accepted the fact.

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The limits of your 'comfort' will start to disappear.

Do things, but keep them tiny, and build upon that. Once you've conquered your fear of sharing tiny things about your world, there's a pretty serious snowball effect that occurs, because you'll constantly be looking for new opportunities or ways to expand your comfortzone.

There is no gain without pain – and dating is no different in this than any other human activity. But we can never be liked and loved by everyone we meet.

You simply can’t shield yourself from every possible hurt because you will be automatically shielding yourself from truly living too. Same as we don’t ever like everyone we meet, right?

I’m only 21 years old, I can’t be stuck with a man who doesn’t return my feelings for all eternity, can I? I asked what that means; she said we should experience our fears, say “Hm, that’s interesting” and keep writing. Instead of drowning in your “too shy to date” feelings and fear of rejection, acknowledge them and move on. Perhaps you’re an introvert (take this test for introverted personality traits to see).

That’s okay is letting your shyness stop you from falling in love.

People who do this often end up being alone for very long periods – years and decades. If we didn’t fear the outcome of our actions we would all be much more successful in life. Fear of rejection is essentially fear of disapproval.

They wonder why they never meet anyone, but they simply don’t understand they are the ones sabotaging themselves. We all want to be liked and loved, that is one of the most basic human needs.

In order to beat this fear you need to understand it.