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Old 08-03-2009  
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Omg. .

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Old 08-04-2009  
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Omg. .
could you elaborate please...

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since this is the currect active thread for love-shyness related issues I want to mention 2 items first: Talmer Shockley's book: 'The Love Shy Survival Guide' is out which is probably required reading for all of us. Also I recently listened to an audio motivational course that deals directly with love-shyness but gives it a different name, titled: 'Overcoming the Nice Guy Syndrome: How to Stop Being Shy Without Becoming A ****' which I found both fascinating and rather helpful unlike many other anxiety and depression resources for dealing with our problems; I highly recommend checking this one out (I found it somewhere i can't remember as a free online audiobook i think)...

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"Why do love-shy men NOT want to show they like/love a woman?"
Love-shys are firstly phobic of interacting with potential romantic interests and secondly phobic of being judged negatively by otherwise potential romantic partners; IN SPITE of desperately wanting the end results of those sorts of action paths if we were to succeed...

One of the main points discussed in Overcoming the Nice Guy Syndrome, was that the Nice Guys (love-shy men) feel that interacting with women they are attracted to in an assertive way is 'doing something to her' which could inspire a negative reaction from 'her', but this discussion instead makes the point that acts like talking to 'her' or asking for her number or otherwise 'hitting on her' are 'doing something for her' which creates opportunities for both rather than us nice guys/love-shys being selfish by 'wanting to get in her pants' as some more confident and assertive guys are notorious to do...
There was also a whole lot of discussion about practical self improvement for nice guys (love shys) and about the way our ideas about respecting women are flawed (really important stuff, that) and a whole lot of stuff about breathing in down into your balls (read: testicles) which sounds absurd written here but the whole thing is really worth the listen... seriously it's given me a fresh perspective on all of this...





I'm wondering if this is a widespread similarity for all love shys or of it mainly just applies to those with aspergers syndrome as well: that we haven't been able to intuitively learn the human mating ritual for whatever reason and have had to try and learn it intellectually instead...???

My story of social anxiety, avoidance, and love-shyness can be found here:
http://www.socialphobiaworld.com/lov...15/#post152530
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I won't lie I am bitter. I don't hate women however. If I've hated anyone over the years it's myself, cause I can't change how other people are but I should be able to change myself right? Being beaten by an irrational fear frustrates me to no end.
This brings up for me an important point about feminism. While I'm not opposed to gender equality, the way that feminism has affected some boys growing up has been to make them shy and timid and feminised in such a detrimental way that it makes us completely unappealing to women except as that 'just friends' status. Feminism has been trying to balance gender equality by turning *******s and ****s (at the opposite end of the masculinity spectrum to us) into more decent guys, though some of the otherwise more decent guys to begin with like us have been turned into pathetic unassertive timid unmasculine and weak excuses for men known as love-shys or 'nice guys'. Also, while Feminism is all about gender equality, many women these days haven't really lived up to their responsibilities towards equality of the sexes by being assertive in the dating world - guys are still expected to make pretty much all of the moves in developing relationships: guys still have to approach girls, ask for dates, numbers, take the rejections, organize most events, and sometimes pay for most of everything too depending on how manipulative some girls are...

Us love-shys or nice guys are unbalanced by being overly feminised, we need to become more masculine and confident if we are going to get anywhere in the dating world, that's just reality. Personally I'm going to start doing some martial arts beginners course soon at a local dojo (iaido and karate).
Blaming our parents or 'feminism' or women in general for our unbalanced situations is useless, we need to change. So my general message right now to all of us (myself included) is to stand up, make an effort, quit bitching about it and do something to become healthy men. I'm not saying go out and get into fights or become an ******* or a **** or a 'ladies' man' - just become balanced and healthy. It's going to take a lot of hard work, and therapy for every one of us most likely, we are going to have to use our resources to recover from this because that's all we can do to fix our problems.

My story of social anxiety, avoidance, and love-shyness can be found here:
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Why do love-shy men NOT want to show they like/love a woman?

because they are afraid they will get thier heart smashed into a thousand pieces once they open up to them...

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Yeah I mean the worst she can do is say she doesn't like you that way...And if she's really mean and harsh about it then she's not worth it in the first place! But for some odd reason it still scares the crap outa me to even think of saying my feelings toward a girl :(
It's funny how the worst she can do is so NO! And yet, we are afraid of that...the human mind and heart are so deceiving.

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Ooooooh maaaaan!

I admitted my feelings to a girl once, and it's not all what it's cracked up to be.... and to make it worse she was one of the more popular girls of the school. After that things got kinda strange. I could tell she didn't hate me by the way she acted but she didn't seem as outgoing when I was around. It just got kinda awkward from there but uh... well... yeah....

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I'm not that shy, but i don't want to get hurt..again, so I avoid talking to girls now, which sucks :(, I'm a noob
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Old 09-17-2009  
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The problem here is visual perception, the other problem is the negative voice inside your head, the other problem is self conciousness. the other problem is judging people based on a gender, like you see a girl and she must be some alien species from another planet who doesnt speak english so you could never talk to her. the other problem is how you are picturing that person, are you drawn to that person because of the visual/physical which is more sexual or do you want to make a friend for conversation and then see if you gel and get along. the biggest problem is fear.

if you take every decision and algorithm as do or die, imagine a gun pointed to your head, but you have to truly believe it then you'll take more risks. dont be afraid to trip over alot though then at least you are making progress and not staying idle.
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'Overcoming the Nice Guy Syndrome: How to Stop Being Shy Without Becoming A ****' which I found both fascinating and rather helpful unlike many other anxiety and depression resources for dealing with our problems; I highly recommend checking this one out (I found it somewhere i can't remember as a free online audiobook i think)...
I'm glad someone mentioned this because I will have to also give it my backing. This audio book is phenomenal, it really changed my outlook greatly.

The reason is something they touch on in the CDs right away. It's your association to "groups". As a man, you have groups and you have a very strong mindset as to how you think your groups are expecting you to act. Your groups are things like "women", "coworkers", "teachers", "religious group" etc. Just a label you put on certain class of people in your life.

So the major major problem shy people have is they have a group or more that they believe, in their own mind, would think negatively of them if they tried to do anything concerning talking to or dating women. For example, one person's group, let's say "women"... the way he grew up, he thinks all women would find it offensive to be hit on. Or another guy thinks all women should be protected from perverted people and so would never dream of hurting a woman like that. etc etc. Or perhaps your family group taught you that women are to be respected, and you wouldn't want to disrespect them by asking them out or scaring them or whatever.

The key would be to define your groups and what you believe your groups think. Then you have to somehow redefine or confront it if you think it's hindering you.

In this case, I highly recommend reading something like Dr. Phil's "Self Matters" which tackles this problem basically head on.

Get both of these resources right now and use them. They both have their weaknesses but they fill in information nicely. In just a few months my outlook on the world has changed dramatically. I am afraid of women about 80% less now, I'm serious.

Don't order the audio CD for Nice Guys off the author's website, it's like $100. Amazon has copies for $30-$40. They are worth it, trust me. Read my review on amazon for it. It explains in detail the weaknesses and strengths of the CDs.
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Old 04-03-2010  
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Because rejection means extinction
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