Some people may have concerns about going on a date. They are sometimes compelled to withdraw from a possible opportunity to meet someone out of certain fears. There are some common fears people have about dating. Here are some of them and how people can work to resolve them.
Fear of Embarrassment
Some people shy away from dating because of this fear. They have this concern about getting embarrassed during the date. This fear can come out as a result of insecurities. Some fear embarrassment as a result of not knowing what to do in certain situations. One way to lessen the fear of embarrassment is to know what possible situations may come out in a date as embarrassing and try to prepare for it.
Afraid of getting embarrassed by the awkward silences during the date? Try to prepare topics for discussion, be it about the weather, news or general life. Prepare possible questions you wish to ask and try to memorize them days before. Preparation can sometimes be your answer to fears of embarrassment during dates. But acceptance may work to. Just accept the fact that you may experience embarrassment now and again. It can be beyond your control. Acceptance will help you banish your fear and help you handle similar experiences better.
Fear of Being Judged
Some people can be too sensitive to what other people can say about them. They fear being criticized and judged. This can also prevent people from going into dates. Worries about being judged by a mean date are not always a reflection of who you are. It is actually a reflection of who your dates are. Bring this mindset along with you in order to avoid being stopped by your fear from going on dates. Having a clear sense of your self-worth can also help banish this fear. Alternatively, you can also just try to choose the dates that you think you can get along well with.
Fear of Rejection
Some people have an unhealthy fear of rejection. They do not want to experience their date not showing up. They also do not want to feel the rejection when asking someone to go out. In the process, they stop trying altogether. In order to lessen the effect of rejection, prep your mind that things do not always work out the way you always expect. Yes, you may get rejected now and again. But it is part of the whole process. Your increasing fear may be a result of not experiencing rejection at all. But once you experience one and learn how to handle it, you will realize that it may not be as bad as you first think it will be.