I think I might. I get all nervous if I'm with new people, or even people I've met many times but don't know well- so nervous that I can't even think of things to talk about. That makes me more nervous every time I meet someone new because I'm worrying about coming off as boring because I don't have anything to say. So it's like a vicious cycle. I avoid group things when there are going to be people there who I don't know. It's not that I want to be this way, but I can't help it. I freak out every time I go to any kind of gathering where I don't know anyone except for the person I went with. I get all nervous when talking to new people, like not knowing what to do with my hands or not knowing where to look, and like, "Oh crap, I just looked them in the eye... now I'm not looking at them- this is weird. Look at their nose... ok... what did you just say?"
It sucks. It's probably a big reason why I'm 30 and still not married.