Ya, ive been a follower of buddhist teachings since I was 15 or so. In addition to being raised catholic. Catholisicm never really helped me much if any with my depression and anxiety but buddhism offers countless strategies for bringing peace and relaxation to your mind. Much of what you said is basically exactly what buddhism teaches.
I realize as well that i need to force myself to be in those kinds of usually (for me) fearfull situations. As a matter of fact thats why I decided to work in a restaurant for my first job. Im now a server at a restaurant. It has helped a bit with my anxiety I suppose, mainly it has just shown me how many countless insensitive jerks there are however. But i allready knew most people were that way anyway, lol.
In terms of meeting girls and finding a girlfriend... I still have poor skills when it comes to that ..... its just really frustrating because I allways get the feeling of insincerity from so many girls because im just so sensitive and introspective and I cant be as passe' as they seem to be about
guys and dating. It just brings on an even greater sense of loneliness when I do talk to a girl and get interested in her, but then, for example, I find out shes just started dating another guy so we cant date. Ive asked out many girls from work, they just all have boyfriends. Any advice for the best places to meet girls? I have literally 0 friends that I hang out with ever. So being such a loner definetly doesnt help.