Marya Choby: Hi! My name is Marya Choby, I am a dating coach from Charlottesville, Virginia. Today I am going to talk about dating strategies for shy and introverted singles, from meeting new people, to getting dates and making a good impression. I'll walk you through the whole process, providing strategies, specifically for you. The most important thing you need in order to get started is a desire to date, along with the willingness to try some new things. Always remember that dating safety is important. Whenever you are going out on a blind date, meet in a public place and trust your instincts. If something doesn't seem right, don't give out your home phone number or address until you feel completely comfortable. Before we get started, let me tell you a little bit about myself.
I am a licensed clinical social worker, holistic health counselor and dating coach, trained by the relationship coaching institute. I am the author of Today's Date, a dating advice column that's published twice a month in the C-Ville Weekly, an alternative newspaper in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am also a woman who's an introvert and suffered from some shyness. So what I am about to share, I've learned from experience. We're now ready to talk about dating strategies for shy and introverted singles. So let's get started.