The Psychology Of Dating Nerves (Infographic)

Posted on Oct 16 2013 - 12:36am by Alexandra Ashton

Why do we get nervous? A lot of people would love to know this answer and, especially, how to stop it from happening. You probably already asked this to yourself before that first big date with that girl or boy you like so much. Well, being nervous is an emotional reaction to a stressful or uncomfortable situation. We all tend to get nervous in new and challenging situations and some of us even suffer from anxiety disorders and get insecure.

The culprit is the nervous system, the emotional centre of our body that receives, interprets and responds to environmental stimulation, controlling actions like muscle tension, breathing and heartbeat. When we get nervous, our nervous system is shaken down. You can start suffering from chills, headache, tremors, sweaty hands, dry mouth and difficulty in concentrating. Soon, all the nervousness interferes with your ability to perform everyday tasks and, here is where it gets interesting, maintain personal relationships. That is why our latest infographic focuses on the possible solutions for the crushing nerves caused by dating. Did you know there are several options to help tone these nerves down? Don’t avoid your fears; face them like the brave person you are and everything will be fine. We can even be helping you meet the love of your life!

Remember that being nervous is normal. Try to sleep well, exercise, focus on the moment and not on the future and date more to practice your skills. Combine these tips and you will see the results: you will turn into a more secure person, with a higher self-esteem, someone who’s not afraid of a simple date, even if it is a dreaded first date. And don’t forget that if you weren’t a little bit nervous, that could mean that this person you are meeting doesn’t matter to you, so feeling a bit shaky is a positive feeling. That must be your focus!


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Alexandra Ashton, Communications at Neomam Studios , the UK based Infographic Agency. Alexandra is a content and design enthusiast with a keen eye for detail.