You might not realise it, but this shyness could hide a strong attraction to you.
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Although initially someone might think this of a new acquaintance in a group of friends, as time goes by and they get to know the person, the 'not my type' factor can disappear as the person's personality exerts its influence.
Don't worry too much about what your date thinks of you.
Obviously you must be well-presented and courteous, but don't decide in your own mind that your date does not like you just because he or she does not say much at first.
Your date might be shy, or very worried about what you think of him or her.
On the internet, as offline, people you get to know may not have exactly the same reasons for being there as you. You might find the person you meet generally attractive, but if you decide at that first meeting that she or he is not 'your type' then the relationship is not going to be given a chance.In other circumstances, when someone gets together with a person they have got to know in a group of friends, this 'not my type' factor is much reduced.