Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological disorder in the US, affecting 18 percent of the adult population. Social anxiety disorder SAD is the third-most-common psychological disorder, affecting 15 million men and women in the US. In this way, dating only adds fuel to the anxiety fire. Rife with opportunities for awkward conversations and infinite unknown factors — Will she show up? Will he like me?
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In our Love App-tually series, Mashable shines a light into the foggy world of online dating. For the perpetually anxious, online dating embodies so much of what makes the internet both a blessing and a curse. Avoidance — coupled with a desire for more control over situations — is a bedrock of anxiety, particularly those who struggle with it in social contexts like dating.