It’s Emyli, America’s Online Dating Coach. Sometimes I feel like Michael Cera. I can be super socially awkward.
I stutter, I shuffle my feet, I don’t know what to do with my hands–it’s painful.
The good news though, is that we are all socially awkward sometimes.
I recently went to my 10 year high school reunion and I felt like such a tool. I had planned to get out there and network with people and learn about what they had been doing the last 10 years but instead, I kinda just sat there and watched people get drunk and dance around.
It was super awkward and the more I wanted to be social, the more anti-social I became. In the end, I just accepted that I was uncomfortable in that environment and I didn’t need to fake it to prove myself.
Maybe I am the same old nerd I always was and maybe that’s ok. Maybe I’m the McLovin’ of high school reunions.
Whatever, I am cool in my own nerdy, anti-social way.
The moral of the story is that sometimes, you’re gonna be awkward and uncomfortable and you’re gonna have social anxiety. That’s life and it’s not a big deal.
Just own it and face the fire and forgive yourself for being a dweeb.
You can also watch this week’s episode of EmLovzTV and remind yourself that you are not alone, friend.
Now I wanna hear from you…how did my video help you with your anxiety? Tell me about a time when you had the most dating anxiety ever. Even better, tell me about a time when you overcame your anxiety during a date..
And keep up the good work because You Deserve the Perfect Partner!