The Shy Single

by Bonnie Jacobson, Ph.D.

Rodale, June, 2004.
Paperback, 223 pages.
ISBN: 1579548695

The Shy Single by Bonnie Jacobson, Ph.D. If you are a shy single, then you have more company than you might expect. About 50% of people in the United State describe themselves as chronically shy, according to statistics cited in The Shy Single by Bonnie Jacobson, Ph.D. The Shy Single offers some excellent practical advice and psychological insight into the problem of shy daters. Shy daters can learn why they can't ask people out and have trouble with rejection. Jacobsen also helps people learn the simple things people that seem to have no trouble getting dates do. In a section called Seven Habits of the Socially Fit, the author teaches tips like smiling, how to entertain and using the Internet. Jacobson teaches shy daters about overcoming shyness in situations such as asking someone for a date, going on first dates and establishing a relationship. For shy dates, the online singles scene may offer hope, and a section in the book covers this new singles terrain. Shyness can hold you back both in life and in the dating world, so understanding your fears and following some of the suggestions in The Shy Single could be a great first step towards a more fulfilling life.

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This review was published in the July-August, 2004 of The Internet Writing Journal.

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