#4: Reddit Ask Women
One of the newest elements of the current relationship and dating scene is the incessant agonizing over what to post and when to post it—oh God, it’s been 2 hours since he’s seen your post, and no response? What if he read too much into your ‘LOL’—the horror!
All jokes aside, however, social anxiety is a serious condition, and warrants serious treatment—more than can be done justice in a single article here. Nevertheless, it’s worth noting here that if you do feel that this is getting in the way of your speaking your mind, whether it be online, in lover or otherwise, the best thing you can do is find your own way to work through it, either on your own or with the support of loved ones and your own special support staff.
Of course, it’s also possible that your hesitancy isn’t born of an anxiety disorder so much as just good old-fashioned hesitancy or fear of rejection. If that’s the case, one of the best pieces of advice we can give you is to try and put yourself in a reddit or relationship where ‘down-voting,’ or the relationship equivalent thereof, is non-existent.
If you can’t handle seeing your thoughts and ideas down-voted or taken apart by posters, it might be a good idea to seek out another reddit wherein you feel safer. The same goes for relationships—if you feel uncomfortable with the degree of heat coming your way, don’t try and ‘be a hero,’ get out of it and find someone with whom you feel at home.