Not only will this exposure improve your confidence, but you’ll gain further confidence with the new social skills you learn.
While you’re practicing talking to all of these people, keep in mind that anyone you talk to could turn into a date.
I suffered from shyness and social anxiety for years in my late teens and early twenties. It took me a long time to deal with these challenges, but I discovered that there was no “magic bullet.” It was all hard work.
They worry these sites are chock full of killers, creeps and cads.
But why do women think the guys they meet in bars, at the library or at the local café are somehow safer than guys they'd meet on the Internet?
He went to the best schools, had an interesting, high-paying job, lived in a great neighborhood, and wrote sparkling, funny emails. Suddenly, I was faced with a man who was 15 years older than his picture, his reddish hair turned white, his lean figure gone pudgy.
Not only that, he wasn't confident, witty or even particularly nice.