Plus Size Online Dating Tips: How To Save Yourself The Anxiety!Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community. I mean, what alternative do I have, I'm unsocial and social anxiety and useless conversationalist. Idk, I hate competition like this, in social circumstances, I don't compare to any1 else, I'm always last choice, if choice at all I've only ever gotten rejected asking women out so until sone1 proves to me otherwise, I'm not relationship material, so why bother. You want to know something interesting? A friend and I were talking of putting this issue up for discussion as a new thread last night! And here you are You sound like a sensitive and caring person who only wants what we all want; to find, be loved by, and to love a kindred spirit.
This of course doesn't rule out being attracted to the same sex. No judgement there as I've recently come out as bi sexual. So no biggie either way. As I've said, my online dating story is a successful one, but instead of continuing, I'd love to know more about you first. This isn't a request for dating criteria ok? Please invest some of your time contributing to this thread.
We here on BB know the value of talking our heads off only to find we've answered our own questions, or are relieved after purging ourselves of long forgotten secret demons.
And don't forget the value of friends who care I'm here to listen and give a friendly reply so hopefully you'll find trust, comfort and solace within these private cyber walls. I'm 25 and I've been on online dating websites for the past I'm reallllly average looking, and I have no good photos, so it's been frustrating at times. The ratio of m-f is really skewed so that makes it even harder. I think the way I'd summarise it is: treat it as a way to get better at speaking to people you're interested in, but don't get your hopes too high.Me IF I Ever Joined a Dating Site.
I've probably had conversations with So not exactly "successful", but I only need one to be a keeper! There's a lot of scam profiles, but it's quite easy to filter through. The main thing is just to be yourself, but also notice what you're not doing right. Also, don't spend too much time on it.
Live your life, and when you have downtime, give it a go. The most attractive thing is having your own interests! Thank you for your reply, I'm 22, male. Never had a relationship, and as each year goes by I'm less confident in myself. I have interests, but nothing I've ever felt like I belong to as in sub culture sort of thingI'm a loner, really introverted, have difficult time making conversation w any1, I'm kind, sweet, compassionate, all of that supposedly good stuff, even showcased this to friends, people I like before asking them out and still rejected, I can't offer much more than what I have.
I'm still to meet likeminded people my own age willing to give me a chance. I'm artistic as well, love painting, I'm a loner, but I'm also freakin lonely and depressed, it's only getting worse and I want to be with sone1, I just don't feel comfortable in public. I feel like no matter how much practice I get in socialising, it doesn't change the fact that I look a certain way, speak a certain way, like my voice, and so it won't do me any good. This is great advice.
It's good to know there are sites that can lead to opportunities like you've had, mind if I ask which site it is? I found this online dating site for people w mental health issues, no longer lonely. I have had my share of hard hits. I am not beautiful, handsome and feel a little boring at best. However, I have had some success in the past, and my current partner comes from meeting and chatting for a long time on icq, and then meeting for coffee or meals for a while until things clicked.
Maybe focus on just meeting friends through sites like icq, yahoo messenger or whatever, and maybe down the track after weeding out the chaff, you will find the right person.
Even if you dont, there is a way of building confidence in yourself if you keep genuine and dont fall into the trap of trying to sell yourself as something you are not. I also agree with the previous post who says, dont make it a focus of your life Believe i n yourself Keep posting. Hey Lonely22, I'm a girl and I've used dating websites for the past few years.
I don't know what the ratio of men to women is, because I can only see the men. A couple of guys have told me that some profiles are fake. Usually it's an astoundingly beautiful woman and once you send a message, they'll reply asking to take the conversation to another website which is inevitably an escort service or a scam. I've always felt that objectively gorgeous girls don't really need to use dating websites anyway, so I imagine the fake profiles would be fairly easy to spot :.
As for me, I use them because I'm an introvert who doesn't go out much and when I do, I already tend to know everyone within my area or social circle. I'm also fat, so that is enough to disqualify me as a romantic prospect for a lot of men.
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I'm ok with that, everyone is allowed to have personal preferences for what they find attractive. I get quite a lot of messages and see a lot of profiles. I don't want to be arrogant or judgemental but I ignore a lot of them. Most messages just say "Hey" and nothing else, which is fine if you're starting a conversation in real life but it's not enough to make you stand out from the pack online. My suggestion is to read a profile, find a point you have in common or find interesting and use that as a conversation starter.
Eg: "Hey, is that photo of you with the tiger from Thailand? I'd love to go there some day" or "Great Parks and Recreation quote, that show is the best" etc. I'm also really drawn to profiles where the photos are of the person having fun and smiling in good light. Shirtless mirror selfies and photos of cars are a turn off for me. If you can spell and have a hint of humour, even better. It's a bit like a job interview, you put the best impression of yourself forward first : Having said all that, I don't see any reason why you couldn't put a small line in your profile letting people know that you're really shy and have a bit of social anxiety.
I just had to reply to your amazingly insightful post hun. What wonderful advice; I couldn't have said it better myself. I don't recall seeing your posts among the threads I journey on, but you HAVE to stick around to give more of that beautiful soul of yours.
Peer support at its best I will walk my daughter down the aisle next June for marriage to a guy she met online through a dating service.
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What is interesting is that after a few chats in line and they were interested in taking it further, they went on Skype and saw each other visually. It took me a while, but I got used to rejection. Lonely22 Your not alone a lot of us have tried that line.
Met some not meany of them truly represent themselves on both sides.
You get put down by lots, rarely built up by some. Wast a lot of time and money. Believe me when I say I met my dearly departed partner. Unfortunately she got cancer and no longer with us. I still think it was a fluke. I am now a home body cannot get out to meet anywhere. So I feel for you.
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There's been great replies here and one of the best was from you! You've told us more than I guess you may have expressed in your online profile. I said when you talked some about yourself, I'd reciprocate with my story. So here goes. After coming out, and feeling like the proverbial virgin all over again, a friend on here advised to visit a Gay dating site. I registered and set about looking at profiles. There were private parts all over my screen and profiles so explicit, I was embarrassed to look.
May 27, - If you're romantic life is nonexistent due to social anxiety, welcome to the club. If you're not using dating apps to find your potential partner, Would you date a person with social anxiety?
So I sat back disheartened and waited without any expectations of finding a decent person. We had our first date last weekend and were both blown away. Who would'a thunk? The thing is, I only put a few lines about myself being intelligent, caring and new to coming out, and that I wanted someone intelligent, patient and caring who I could be myself around.
Nestled among those inappropriate profiles was a beautiful woman who fit the bill perfectly. More than romantic, we clicked as friends too. What I'm trying to say, is that you need to think about who you want to be in your life more than criticising yourself for not being enough. We're the one's investing our time and effort too yeah?
Settling for just anyone wouldn't suit either would it? Low self image will cause setbacks. In your next post, would you tell us some positives about you? If it's easier, just give one word descriptions. Call it practice if you like. I for one would really enjoy getting to know you better. You're so welcome hun! It's refreshing to read such great positive advice.
We sorely need peep's like you to stick around and help out. And; when you need a hand, I'm more than happy to go the distance. By the way, something you said did grind me a little.
I hope you don't mind me saying as I'm a straight shooter. Please don't describe yourself as 'fat'. Beauty is a state of mind, and physical beauty is subjective. I find women who carry extra weight so attractive and soft; there are men who do too. Women aren't supposed to be muscle bound and 'firm'. Soft is sensual ok? That's my rant for the day, I hope I wasn't disrespectful. You seem too nice to be putting yourself down.
I've seen your posts around the threads talking about self loathing and lack of confidence. Just remember, men like Stephen Hawking have beautiful partners who adore and love them to pieces.
I don't hear people grumbling about his looks; it's irrelevant. Confidence is sexy! Quiettall: thank you for the advice and personal experience, I've never heard of icq but I'll look into anything at this point.
It isn't a focal point in my life, but maybe that IS the problem, not dedicating enough time to improving myself, seeking friends online, etc. WK: congratulations! That's wonderful news. I was asked on Skype once but I'm too self conscious about my voice, I don't speak clearly and it's different speaking face to face being introvert as it is having time to think and respond to questions, etc. James: thanks again! I've looked at okcupid before but didn't use. I like the idea of holding back information, bio details so making conversation online, potential date is easier.
I also hate the idea of settling for just any1, part of reason I never pursued relationships growing up, now I just see them as missed opportunities to develop my relationship, confidence skills.
Kanga: I'm sorry to hear about your wife, now must be a difficult time for you so I pray for you. That's very kind of you to say, you know I haven't really used online dating often, but you're right, I need to lower expectations I have of everything happening straight away, but learning of how you met gives me hope.
Being a homebody sucks, on the other hand I'm comfortable and content being alone at times, just getting tired of it Geoff: that's very true, I can see why, but at the same time I wouldn't mind girls that prefer to stay home late night, like me, good advice.
Max: that can't be all women, haha, but I see your point. As long as they give me a chance, at the very least it's practice for dating right, worth the cost in my book! As Sara said, your post was really helpful to me, to anyone in this situation.
I really like to know personal experience with this kind of thing. Objectively georgious women don't use online dating? Well that can't be true, you've used fur a few years! But first impressions are everything right, and like you say it's important to take care in sending messages, anything impersonal or short is just inconsiderate.
I hope nothing too disturbing on those sites! It has to make you anxious being in that situation, a proverbial virgin again that is. Wish you nothing but the best.
You're right, I need to be kinder to myself. I'm in a captivity of negativity. And I'm probably thinking too much about what I want to receive from a relationship, as opposed to working on what I can give, I just don't feel like there's much I can offer there I go again, self loathing A councillor made me do this years ago, let's see.
Well you know I have a few interests, apparently that's appealing, I'm of course kind, sensitive, caring, good physical condition, athletic I guess you'd say But many women value communication with their partner higher than character, even appearance, of course not all women, this is a generalisation and something I read. You know what, rejection is one thing, but I am so anxious about actually dating that i was relieved last time I was turned down, it's the social anxiety thing.
That's probably a different thread. I loved your thankyou posts, and also your positives. It's great you've stuck around hun. I'm hoping this thread and BB will give you some practice at communicating, especially if you choose to write as you speak. Trying to compete with other people's styles? Doesn't help In my post on the 16th, I left a word out of a sentence.
It changed the structure and meaning completely. To recap. It should've read. Either way the sentence makes sense which is pretty cool actually. Adding the 'with' takes the meaning towards the person you want to meet; 'their' qualities and what 'they' have to offer you! Relationships are a 2 way street, it isn't just you who feels nervous and has a 'wish list'. Who wants a woman who's looking for a wallet? Only men who can afford it yeah?
Who wants a married woman who's looking for sex? But you know what I mean.
Ask yourself those types of questions. You're doing great! I've noticed a shift in your writing since you first posted. That's a great sign, so keep up the good work. I know, only one way to find out Its exhausting continuously comparing yourself to others, so I'll try to just do me and be content, but i also recognise areas to improve.
Please practice asking for what you want. It takes a lot of guts and self knowledge to answer this question. It took me months before I 'got' it. Gentle and kind steps; baby one's at first, then graduate to bigger and better things.
Remember, I asked for a woman who's 'patient', because that's what I needed for me. Nothing less would do. Aww Lonely22, you make me blush!
You know, reading your posts here and one a couple of other threads I think any lady would be lucky to get to know you. You have a kind gentleness, you offer such genuine compliments and sincere gratitude. You don't have to hide anything! Thanks for changing my life! We're getting married next Spring. Keep up the great work! Our site is the only one online that serves the specific niche audience of those with a diagnosed mental illness. By creating this inclusive community our users can rest assured that each user on the site is sensitized to the particular challenges of managing a mental illness.
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