Prosecutors recently charged Allen's cousin, Brandon Lyons, with capital murder. ABC13 could not find any criminal record for Lyons. Homicide investigators believe Allen and Lyons lured the men on dating websites or hook up apps. Detectives would not specify the sites or say whether either was on the popular gay app Grindr.They said Lyons beat and strangled 44-year-old Glenser Soliman to death. Nguyen's family told Eyewitness News the student is gay, but did not talk openly about his sexuality.And when you’re trying to get out in the dating world or are dating someone who doesn’t have social anxiety, it can be difficult to to get through social events like weddings, dinners or parties.READ MORE: Fear of flying: how to get over the anxiety of being on a plane Dr.Maneet Bhatia, a registered clinical psychologist based in Toronto, says it’s not just about social events — people with social anxiety even have a hard time communicating with their partner.“Even within the relationship there are interactions,” he tells Global News.“They can be afraid of speaking up, being criticized or may think they are not interesting enough.”WATCH: Mindfulness and anxiety Bhatia adds they can also be passive when it comes to decision-making, and sometimes, feel like they can’t be the perfect partner.“They put a lot of pressure on themselves to be socially perfect individuals, but can be insecure.”Below, Bhatia shares tips on things couples can keep in mind when one partner is living with anxiety.Wait until you feel completely comfortable before sharing any personal information with a match. Asking questions is the best way to discover the person who’s right for you… Report anyone who asks for money or any interaction that feels like a scam.
Repeated requests for comment have gone unanswered.Or it can be more emotional, like straight-up lying about your talents, interests, or accomplishments.It can even come in the form of slight exaggerations that lead people to think you are someone you're not. People who catfish take lying to extreme measures, but a kittenfisher misleads in more subtle ways.“People with social anxiety disorder feel very nervous and uncomfortable in social situations like meeting new people.Or they might feel very anxious when they have to do something in front of other people, like talking in a meeting.But one good thing that can come from giving this behavior a name.