If she just got out of a long-term relationship, she might be reluctant to start dating again.If a boyfriend treated her badly or broke her trust, she may have trouble believing in others, notes marriage and family therapist Darlene Lancer in the Psych Central article "How to Spot Emotional Unavailability." If she has no history of dating at all, she may be nervous about something she has never done.She served as the managing editor of the "Journal of Attention Disorders" and has worked in a variety of research settings. I was that Christian single girl who jumped on the bandwagon of kissing dating goodbye- except of course for dating Jesus. But the longer the relationship progressed, the more I began to feel that this relationship was not the right fit for my life.God’s word reminds us that perfect love casts out fears.Not only that but in this world God has given us all the wisdom we need to live by faith! That includes every part of our life, including dating.Rather than trying to navigate through the world of dating in a healthy way, we either avoid it, or continue to do it in an unhealthy way.
Arlin Cuncic has been writing about mental health since 2007, specializing in social anxiety disorder and depression topics.
Some teens suffer from anxiety that can cause them to be fearful of everyday activities, reports the Teens Health article "Anxiety: Rachel's Story." If this is the case with the girl you like, it might take some time and patience for her to feel comfortable around you.
Try to reassure her by making sure that your behavior around her is warm, welcoming and open so that she won't be scared off.
Interacting with the opposite sex became this pressure-filled, awkward, sinful-feeling give and take that left me feeling confused, impatient, and totally lacking control. A relationship that caused heart-ache, heart-break, and a whole lot of wasted time.
I bought into the theory that dating was wrong and that the only way to find God’s one and only match for my life would be to wait for some sort of sign from God. Though I wish I could change my relationship history, my choices make sense in the context of my former belief system.