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Three Interesting Date Ideas For Shy Singles

It’s not easy being shy when you’re single while dating online and in real life.

WRITTEN BY Carmelia Ray | Guest Writer | Jan 16 2018

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If you’re a shy person, activity dates are the best dates for you to create on Woo You! You allow the activity to break the ice when you’re not comfortable with conversation or unsure about what to say. Did you know that 55% of communication is non-verbal? Let your body language (and the activity) do the talking when you can’t seem to find the right words to express yourself. Here are some interesting first date ideas for you to suggest as shy singles.

Try out an escape room. Escape rooms are an excellent way to break out of your shyness. It forces you to work as a team and exercise your brain power. Most escape rooms offer you the chance to choose your adventure. For example, at Captive's Escape room you can choose from Dracula's Library "You and your team of investigative journalists have been following the trail of the world’s oldest vampire for quite some time..... Racing not just against time, but against the darkness itself." Or The Surgeon. "You are groggy and disoriented but your senses are starting to return..... You must quickly wake your friends if you are to have a chance. The Surgeon has chosen you to play his gruesome game and the clock is ticking." This adrenaline filled game is great for shy singles who are ready to challenge themselves physically and mentally as they try to escape together. Teamwork makes the Dreamwork!

Schedule a sushi making class. An interesting fact you should know is that studies have shown, sushi dates are 170% more likely to lead to a second date according to a survey taken by a popular dating site. The combination of culinary and creativity is bound to make this date a winner no matter what. If you're a fan of sushi, talking about the process, the foods and the activity can keep any shy single occupied with constant conversation. During moments of silence, concentrate on your food creation and blame it on being a perfectionist. According to a study conducted by an American college, "food sharing" and feeding another person suggests intimacy in a relationship.

Take a group improv class or comedy lesson. If you really want to tackle your shyness upfront when on a date, you definitely will challenge yourself and your partner by suggesting you take an improv or comedy class! This date is sure to help both of you come out of your shell and tackle your shyness head-on while learning more about each other. A group environment might also feel more comfortable for you, rather than the one on one. One on one dates forces you to be face to face or side by side with your date. There is no avoiding conversation or awkward silences in that setting. The purpose of an improv and comedy class is to challenge your comfort level and step outside of your norm, which is to be shy and quiet. There's something sexy and endearing about vulnerability and the ability to laugh at yourself. This is one activity date that's sure to be a hit and at the very least, interesting!

Carmelia Ray

TV Host, Matchmaker & Online Dating Coach

Carmelia Ray is an internationally acclaimed matchmaker for high achieving men and the quality women they’re searching for. She’s also a renowned TV personality from Mom Vs. Matchmaker, The Real Housewives Of Toronto, and A User’s Guide to Cheating Death (Fall 2018).