November 27, 2013 12:00 AM | by Dalia Hosny
How to Overcome Shyness Around Men
Have you recently met someone that you really like, but your shyness is just making things a bit awkward? Don't worry you're not alone. Many girls think it's actually cute to be a little bit shy around guys, but trust me, when it's overdone, it can be a huge turnoff. Know how to be more comfortable and confident around men with these simple tips.
1. Dress to impress
For me, this is the key. Looking good will automatically make you feel
good about your yourself, and will leave you more confident. This will
also make you courageous to start a little chat with your crush, who
will likely give you a compliment or flirt with you. But hey, simplicity
if the key. Overdone makeup and overdressing are big no nos.
2. Speak up
Talking means communicating. Be friendly and mingle. A quiet shy girl definitely misses out on socializing, and probably turns off people around her from interacting with her. This will make you end up felling lonely and left out. I'm not actually saying that you should crack jokes here and there, yet it won't harm if you tried to share with him details about your day and ask him about his too. It will allow both of you to be more comfortable around each other and guess what, you might find things in common between you and him too!
3. Look out for your strengths
If you have a talent, embrace it! Find something you're good at and feel good about it. Talking about something you love or you're passionate about will give you an advantage and increase your self-esteem. Always know that you are special and unique.
4. Improve your social skills
Engaging in a dancing, yoga or even a cooking class will make a huge difference. Learn how to confidently introduce yourself to people you meet for the first time. The more friends you make, the better social skills you develop. Another no no is texting or having an intimate relationship with your phone during outings. Detach yourself from your Facebook and Instagram news-feeds only for hours. The more you put yourself out there, the more outgoing you become.
5. Don't let it grow on you
I always believe that admitting you have a problem is the first step to recovery. If you're shy and you know it, you must try to work on it, then you're on the right track. But if you decide to label yourself as shy, then you will always live to those expectations. Don't be anxious when you are around men, always remember to feel good, smell good and always look good.