Dealing with Shyness

Shyness is a common by-product when you see someone you are attracted to. Unfortunately, if you appear too shy, not only will you come across as less approachable but also as less attractive. The way to avoid this is to find ways of calming your body down when your anxiety rises. Below are several techniques to try out; they are sure to crush shyness and help meet the partner of your dreams.

Techniques for dealing with shyness:

1. Retreat: Leave the situation temporarily until anxiety subsides.

2. Talk to another person: Redirect nervousness and conversation to someone you are not attracted to.

3. Move around: Force your body to move. This will get rid of excess energy that nervousness creates.

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Nancy Fagan is the best-selling author of 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Romance' and 'Desirable Men: How to Find Them' has appeared on several hundred radio and television shows including Ricki Lake, Men are from Mars/Women are from Venus, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, The Berman & Berman Show, FOX News. She has been featured in most major newspaper in the United States and worldwide as well as regularly mentioned in the nation's top magazines such as Ladies' Home Journal ('Can this Marriage be Saved?'), Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Men's Health, Bride's, Seventeen, Women's Day, Family Circle, Women's Own, BBW, Complete Women and dozens of others. To read more, visit This column is reprinted with permission from Send questions to E-Mail

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