Most Helpful Girl
I have been through this personally and too do suffer from anxiety though not social anxiety but I understand what anxiety is like, you get me? Really there is no easy answer because everyone is different. But my advice is wait until you find someone who you trust and have a good time with as a friend but that you are also attracted to. If you can learn to trust someone you should be able to tell whether they like you or not and will then in your own time feel comfortable to make that move to put your heart on the line.
It sucks getting hurt but if you don't put yourself out there, then you will never be with someone or find love or whatever. "Trying and failing is better than not trying at all and being lonely" thats what I got told
Most Helpful Guy
What are you more afraid of, being alone for the rest of your life, or going on a date. Make a choice and act accordingly.
But I'll be blunt. If you can't muster the courage to act, you don't deserve good things in your life, nor will you have them.