There are lots of singles out there who will find more reserved qualities a bonus, so there’s no need to camouflage them.Should you rule out dating someone who’s loud and out-going, just because you aren’t that way yourself? Research has shown that we look for qualities in a partner that we don’t have ourselves, and this can balance out a relationship.

I'm writing this article as a follow up to the one I did on what's going on in the mind of guys who are shy and inexperienced with women. Some said that they were shy with men and several of the points in it applied to their own situation.

Others pointed out how shy women have their own struggles as well.

That way you’ll be able to make the best first impression possible.

Some tips for shy-friendly dates are: • Go somewhere away from the crowds– it can sometimes be tiring for people who are introverted to be around crowds of people, so why not go to a quiet cafe, or perhaps a gallery?

Instead I had to rely on my observations and research on what shy women go through.

Like with men, there's variation in how shy women can be towards the opposite sex and dating.It will also mean an end to awkward silences – phew!• Make it short – if you’re a bit daunted at spending an entire evening or a day with someone on a first date, put a time limit on the date.• Do an activity – take a class together or do something active such as cycling.This will mean you’ll be so ‘in the moment’ that you’ll have no time to think about how shy you’re feeling.For those who consider themselves to be introverts or just quiet by nature, there is hope: dating doesn’t have to be scary!