Social anxiety and online dating

01 Nov

It's the perfect time to start filling your date card, but how do you coordinate holiday dating without feeling overwhelmed and a bit anxious?My biggest recommendation is to look at online dating and flirting on Facebook as ways to expand your social circle.I know a couple that met online on Christmas Eve on Facebook who are now engaged.I know of another couple that met online on e Harmony on Valentine's Day who are now happily married.While recycling an ex over the holidays is common, the feelings after the holiday party euphoria have worn off, or after the post-sex hormones diminish again, will leave you in a worse place emotionally than if you were spending time with friends or trying to cultivate a new relationship.

Those who suffer from ODAD know that horrible feeling they get when they push the send button too fast to reply to his or her email, and then wait by their computer or mobile phone for the reply to come in. They're filled with excitement from party invitations, stress of extra expenses, and the questions we get from family and friends about our relationship status, which tugs at our emotions in a big way. Still, I know how tough it is at the holidays being single. I've watched the posts from others on Facebook who constantly share their coupledom with everyone. " These are common questions that cause many singles to pull the covers over their heads. They're logging on for love to find someone to keep them warm during the holidays, or perhaps even attend a holiday party with.Add a digital element to it of being connected via email, Facebook, or Twitter and it's magnified big time.Online Dating Anxiety Disorder (ODAD) is overwhelming.