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August 26, 2012 06:07 AM PDT

A woman you are looking at walks into the room. You instantly lose what you can do to create a coherent sentence and completely clam up. You're not alone. Many guys suffer from shyness that prevents them from getting the type of love life they truly want.

With regards to dating, confidence is key. You might not feel it, but this really is one of those situations in which you need to fake it before you make it. There are some steps you can take to assist yourself out making your confidence grow.

Go out of the right path to do something you wouldn't normally do. This puts you in situations where you need to constantly think in your feet. The same kind of routine may be comfortable but it's not assisting you expand your horizons. Stepping from your safe place could be as easy as going for a yoga class. This is also an excellent chance to meet new people.

Meeting each one of these new people is a good time to practice your acting skills. Projecting an air of confidence, even though you might be inwardly squirming, is a superb method to gain actual confidence. Make it a goal to begin a conversation having a stranger. Keep it simple and casual. A brief comment of approval on choice of yoga mat brand, for example and see where it is going after that.


Attempt to enhance your skills at reading body gestures. This is a key component of knowing where to have a conversation. If your yoga mat comment is met having a curt answer with no eye contact, this is an excellent sign to back away. You don't want to appear as too intense. This can be creepy. The main thing is you made the first step. The individual knows you are friendly and they may strike up a conversation in the future.

Try to discover where your shyness comes from. This is often as intense as seeking out a qualified therapist or simply do a little introspection. After you have found the root of the shyness, it's just an issue dividing and conquering. Create a plan according to your revelations. If, for instance, it becomes clear that you clam up since you fear so much rejection, get out there and face your fear. You may find that someone saying no won't kill you.

If you have a friend you actually trust, don't hesitate to ask them for advice. They are fully aware you better than anyone else and they may be holding out on some important information to spare your emotions. Leave your sensitivity at the door and become ready to work on issues they bring up.

Now you are gaining confidence, or can fake it, take the next step of dating strategies for shy guys. Ask someone out. Before you decide to do this, try putting yourself in their place. Consider if you do everything you can perform to create your request appealing. Be confident, but polite and smell nice (yes, despite yoga class).

Remember, you are unique and for that reason interesting in your own right. Find individuals with similar interests and you will find you don't have to fake confidence. Shyness tends to melt off when you have lots of common interests. Before you know it you will not have free weekends anymore.

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