John-220051 said: What tips do you have for people who are shy and awkward with the opposite sex about talking without sounding boring or too intense?
I would suggest you go on a run or a workout before the date or a day before to make it so you are thinking clearly and not as scared. You will be calmer if you work out.
Women are not critical of shy men. We want you to succeed. You have to know this. You have to believe this. I have dated many shy men and would have married them if the relationship could have continued. I have had crushes on shy men. You are FINE. Being self critical is not going to help you inside yourself. I again will suggest counseling to help you work on that. Shyness is an endearing trait. Never mind being shy.
You need to jump in!
I know a couple of shy men who I think are great men and who would be great to be married to. Things just got in our way.
My dearest Marian,
Now for me if I went running or working out before a date,I'd be exhausted and would have to go to bed and cancel the date.
I know but he is young and I am hoping he will get tried to just the right level......... hahahahahahhahahaha
I have worked out before dates and I was ok.