I'm new to the love shy forum, so i thought I'd introduce myself. My name's Jack, I'm 26, socially anxious and I'm still a virgin (cue the failure music). I'm actually not that bad with women. I've had a few girlfriends in the past, two to be exact. One was a long-distance internet relationship with a girl I never met in person, although we did have phone sex about a dozen or so times. In case your curious, one time my mom accidently picked up the phone to call someone while we were having a phone sex session. Apparently she thought I had called one of those phone sex operators and she started yelling over the phone about how she wasn't going to pay the charges. Needless to say that long-distance relationship didn't work out. The other relationship I had was back when I was 18 and had just finished high school. I dated a girl who was 15 for a shortwhile and her parents didn't very much like that. She was a little nymp (she initiated every touching/kissing moment we ever had) and we came close one time to actually doing the deed (it was her making the moves, not me), had it not been for her older brother who came home from school earlier than anticipated. Her parents basically forced that relationship to end.
I haven't had any luck with women since my late teens, but then again I haven't put much effort into getting girls, so I guess I can only blame myself. That has started to change fortunately. I've tossed away at least a $100+ on self-help books to help me improve social skills, lessen anxiety, and transform my life. I bought a hypnosis success program that I started two weeks ago and that seems to be going good. The results? I went on my first date in almost 8 years just a few days ago! It didn't go as good as I imagined it would. I definitely felt ackward and socially inept to some extent. I know I did a lot of things on the date than only insecure men would do, but o well. I'm just happy I actually went on a date and didn't suffer a panic attack or pass out due to my nerves. As of right now, I work part time and attend college classes part time as well. The girls at my community college are incredibly fucking hot. I intend to ask some of them out on dates when I can work up the courage. I really need some practice with the opposite sex, it's just tough trying to get over the nearly paralyzing anxiety and nervousness. I'm just glad that I already made a first step to correct my love shyness; I felt very proud after my recent date even though it was ackward for me. Hopefully you guys can offer a few tips or resources that have worked for some of you to get over the LS.
Awesome to be here!