Dating Tips for Shy Women

Shy women can impress their dates just as well as more gregarious personalities.Shy women can impress their dates just as well as more gregarious personalities.

Dating can be nerve-racking for anyone, but it can especially be difficult for shy women. Shyness occurs when a person feels nervous or awkward being around other people. Fortunately, there are some ways shy women can feel more comfortable on dates.

Ask Questions

If you are not comfortable talking about yourself at first, direct some questions to your date. Prepare a list of questions beforehand. Many people enjoy talking about themselves, so your date will appreciate the fact that you seem interested in him. You can ask him what he does for a living and about his hobbies. Stay away from asking any controversial questions about religion or politics.

Be Polite

Being shy doesn't mean you are an unpleasant person to be around. You won't necessarily scare him away during the first date if you are timid. Remember to be polite by always saying phrases like, "please" and "thank you." Keep smiling throughout the date to show him that you are a warm and happy person who is happy to be there. In addition, give him a compliment or two. Tell him you like the smell of his cologne or that his shirt looks nice on him.

Make Yourself Beautiful

If you are looking and feeling your best, you will be more likely to have confidence. Go to the store before your date and pick out a cute outfit that you feel comfortable wearing. If it is in your budget, get a makeover the day of your date. Stop by a beauty salon and have them style your hair and apply your makeup for you.


Don't stress out too much before your big date because you will only make yourself more nervous. Remember that the man you are going out with is probably a little nervous himself. He is obviously interested in you, otherwise he wouldn't be going out on a date with you. Before you leave your house, take a deep breath and drink a glass of water.

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About the Author

Katya Gordeeva began writing professionally in 2009. She has had several news and feature articles published in "The Chronicle," "Northwest Indiana Times" and "Gary 411" newspapers. Gordeeva is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from Purdue University Calumet.

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