People typically perceive introversion as simple shyness.
In other words, introverts are people who don't like conversation, keep to themselves and only feel comfortable in solitude.
Making the first move can be frightening, but it will help you to meet people.
If you're worried about sending a message straight away, you could add them to your 'favourites', that way they will know that you are interested and may then chose to send you a message.
Practice making and maintaining eye contact with a member of the opposite sex every day for a week.
The following week, add a friendly smile to your efforts. It’s true what they say — practice makes perfect, so the more you put these new behaviors into practice, the more natural they’ll become.
Use your profile as a way to show your true personality and don't worry about trying to impress people by second-guessing what other people would like.
Believe it or not, online dating is the perfect place to meet someone if you are shy.
Instead of having to fight for conversation in a noisy bar, or try to decide whether you like someone based on looks and body language alone.
However, for many shy singles meeting someone new can feel like a big challenge.
We asked relationship coach and writer Laura Yates to share some of her top tips for dating as a shy person.
If you’ve been out of the dating scene for a while, getting back out there can be a daunting prospect! However, there’s certainly no need to feel pressure to pretend to be someone you’re not or think you need to change your personality to enjoy dating again.