Dating someone with social anxiety disorder
If you are just shy or nervous about dating, you probably still push yourself to go on dates and form romantic relationships.
On the other hand, if you live with SAD, you may avoid romantic pursuits altogether.
By participating in a hobby with opportunities for social gatherings, the odds of you meeting like-minded people will increase.
In addition, watching how others handle themselves during a game—whether they show good sportsmanship and offer help and advice to newcomers to the sport—can tell you a lot about how they would conduct themselves in a romantic relationship.
Unfortunately, if this behavior is allowed to continue over a long period of time, your chance of meeting someone and having a satisfying romantic relationship is greatly reduced.