Dating someone with general anxiety disorder
Exercise is probably the single most effective thing you can do for your anxiety because it provides several benefits that specifically affect those with social phobia: It has nothing to do with looks or weight.
Rather, exercise provides some incredibly valuable benefits that promote better mental health, making it easier to talk to others.
Shame is a common emotion with social phobia, where a person feels embarrassed when they start to experience anxiety during a conversation.
While not everyone is comfortable doing this, many people find that it's helpful to simply let the other person know what they're experiencing: "Hey, I just wanted to let you know that I am someone that suffers from some severe social anxiety, so I am experiencing a lot of nervousness in this conversation.
For example, practice when you're in another state on vacation, or practice and give everyone a fake name.
For example, a man that wants a relationship and has some anxiety will often get enough bravery to go up to some woman somewhere and talk to her, and once he does he'll start hoping and praying she's the one and put a great deal of pressure on a relationship growing from that one conversation.
Then, if she simply isn't interested or has a boyfriend or what have you, he feels worse about himself and experiences more anxiety in the future.
My apologies if it makes me look distracted, as I am trying to overcome it." It's not something a lot of people share about themselves, but when you do share it, and you show that you're not embarrassed about it, it can make it easier to "get out of your head," which is a common problem with most severe anxiety.
When you try too hard to fight it and still hold a conversation, the anxiety often gets worse. Most people will respect your honesty, especially if you don't pretend to be embarrassed about it, and those that do not respect your honesty are probably not people with whom you want to start a relationship.