While it may sound like a good idea to you, it’s probably not for them, so understand their dilemma and be patient.
Have a clear plan For a person suffering from anxiety disorder, a lot of the stress comes from conjuring up threatening situations and consequences.
In order to allay this anxiety, decide on a distinct start and end time for the date.
If need be, discuss ahead who is going to pick up/drop home whom and how – indeed you may even let on where you are going or what you would be doing on the date so as not to add on to your date’s anxiety of whether he/she would be appropriately dressed, physically safe and so on.
On the other hand planning a date which is activity based will keep the focus away from exclusive social interaction and onto doing something enjoyable together.Keep the focus on a mutually enjoyable activity When you do plan to meet up, stick to date ideas that are based on a shared hobby or mutually enjoyable activity.For a person suffering from anxiety disorder, many of the actions in a conventional date like a picnic in the park or a romantic dinner would be enough to bring up a full-blown expression of the symptoms.A better understanding of the whole issue of social anxiety is very important. The topics in these pages including text, graphics, videos and other material contained on this website are for informational purposes only and not to be substituted for professional medical advice. Don’t make them feel like it’s their fault or in any way, they are responsible for what’s happening. The more you normalise the problem the more difficult it will seem to them. You might have to understand from time to time that people with social anxiety need their own space. Studies have proven that people with social anxiety think their friendships are worse than they actually are.In many cases, the person is aware that the fear is unreasonable, yet is unable to overcome it.Again social anxiety disorder may be generalized as when a person SAD has fears related to most social and performance situations such as speaking to authority figures, going on dates, starting conversations, giving speeches or it may be expressed only in specific situations, like for instance if a person only feared public speaking or were only afraid of meeting a person of the opposite sex.Therapy is often effective in treatment of anxiety disorders; whether you go with your partner to therapy or do it on your own, either resource will help you better understand anxiety disorders and how to handle tough situations in your relationship.However If you are dating someone with Anxiety Disorder and they have not yet got help for their condition, wait until they are in a calm state and tell them how much you do care and encourage they get help.While social anxiety disorder can be diagnosed only by trained mental health professional, it is usually easy to spot some of its symptoms – in someone else it would be expressed as feelings of panic, fear, uneasiness and an inability to be still or relaxed.If you spot these symptoms again and again in your date, you may have reasonable grounds of believing that he/she suffers from SAD.