From Dating For Dummies, 3rd Edition By Joy Browne Dating doesn’t have to be nerve-wracking, but it does require preparation.
You must do some up-front soul searching to make sure you’re ready to be honest, open, and attentive.
With practice, you can increase each side of the “square” to a count of eight or even twenty; the longer the count, the slower and more calming the breathing — just no gasping, please.
To calm yourself and quell any surges of anxiety, try an affirmation.
There are skills and patterns of thinking that won’t necessarily help you when you’re cold approaching, but will be dynamite when you’re right swiping your way to an eight, nine, or ten.
The main difference is that you’re limited to text, pictures and emojis (though, you should use these with caution).
You must be cautious about how and where you meet potential dates, especially if you’re looking online.
Not every guy maintains the kind of lifestyle that is conducive to going out every single night, but with apps like Tinder and Bumble (the best in my opinion), you can literally game twenty-four hours a day.
It might be a Monday night, and you could be sitting in your bedroom eating ramen, un-showered with your hair a mess, yet still be setting up dates for later in the week.
Here are some hints: Dating doesn’t have to turn your nerves upside down.
Learn to manage your stress and make it work for you.