I Am Shy But Love Meeting New People

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    I tend to be a pretty shy person most of the

    time but once I get comfortable I really open up and be myself. Im a total goofball most of the time. I do know how to be serious though. I have been using EP now for about 3 years on and off (since before they had the "me too" app) I have lots of friends in my circle...
    Angeldark87 Angeldark87
    26-30, M
    Oct 15, 2015

    I'm single because I'm still really nervous

    around men. I didn't have many friends when I was growing up and wasn't allowed to date or hang out with guys because my parents were very strict. Now, I'm outgoing but when it comes to men (either flirting with or responding to being flirted with) I freeze up. I don't know how...
    Slippers4me Slippers4me
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    Yes! I really do, I like everything about it!

    I like the weird, random little conversations and even the moment when it gets all quiet and awkward! It's so fun! xD If only I was less shy, but I have my friend "Alcohol" to help me out! Hahaha xD
    StayInnocentAndReckless StayInnocentAndReckless
    18-21, M
    Jun 14, 2015

    I might not look like the best person to talk to

    but I only want to make friends, and be nice to people... I don't want to sound desperate I just want to gain friends :'(
    sch4denfr3ude sch4denfr3ude
    18-21, M
    1 Response Feb 20, 2014

    Have you seen the profile photo of this group?

    I actually literally did that once, just to break the common routine of shy first meetings between friends (or potential crushes, haha). My friend introduced me to her new friend who likes to tune in to some of the music I listened to, and she says that he's very intellectual...
    SparkofDecency SparkofDecency
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 13, 2016

    I'm 19 and looking for new people to text

    and talk to daily. Doesn't matter who you are, text me anytime, (239)-443-8938
    Milesdavisrocks17 Milesdavisrocks17
    22-25, M
    Jun 17, 2015

    So True

    I can't initiate conversations for the life of me. I grow quiet and have a tough time continuing a conversation. But then again, I love meeting new people. Different people have different opinions, views, experiences, and I love hearing about them cuz then it teaches me to have...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 6, 2010

    I am one of those people

    that are really shy and quiet when I first get to know you. But when I am comfortable with you, then that's when all my bluntness and funniness come out. It's always the quiet ones.
    SammyPoo91 SammyPoo91
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 18, 2015

    People have to approach me first

    or I will never talk to them. I don't care if I'm dying to talk to that person, I won't talk to them first. Also, it takes me a hella long time to get comfortable around people, so I will remain shy for a longtime afterwards. I honesty do love meeting new people and possibly...
    InvaderGashloog InvaderGashloog
    70+, F
    6 Responses Oct 25, 2014

    literally if I met you in life I would be

    so shy haha I'm sooooo shy idk why but that's just who I am oops
    joseph6472 joseph6472
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jul 28, 2014

    I recently graduated from the Texas school

    for the blind and visually impaired and I'm about to start college in San Antonio. I am very excited about going to San Antonio community college, but I have always been sheltered. I have been going to the Texas school for the blind since I was 10 or maybe nine, and to top it...
    jimenez230 jimenez230
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 25, 2015

    All The Time...

    I love meeting new people, to find out about them, to share stories, to learn about them.... but i'm much better on a one-to-one or small group setting rather than large social situations.  The other thing is I am not very good on what they call 'cocktail chatter', i can't do it...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2011

    Every since I was a little girl,

    I was super shy. If I met new people, I would be super quiet around them. But when I feel more comfortable around people and feel I can trust them, I talk a lot, laugh, and I would be outgoing. As I get older, it sometimes is awkward meeting new people, because I like when...
    Foreverdeleted Foreverdeleted
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 24, 2014

    I am not open to many people.

    I'm usually quiet and I don't really like a lot of attention. So if I like you enough to show you the real me, you must be very special.
    deleted deleted
    Jun 16, 2015

    I'm hoping to meet inspiring

    and funny people with great advice. I have 2 step daughter ages 4 and 5 and my husband do everything for his kids regardless of them living with her but its not enough. He pays his child support but She complains about everything even the clothes that he buys for them. She says...
    Babycheekz Babycheekz
    31-35, F
    Jan 16, 2015

    i want to have lots of friends

    so that i can prove to myself that im not a shy person!!
    msdainne msdainne
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2015

    This is why EP is good

    for me. If I had to meet you folks in person I would quickly fade into the background and disappear. I enjoy meeting people and learning their stories and about them but I am scared terribly of physical meetings. I worry they wont even speak to me if I meet them that way
    deleted deleted
    Nov 22, 2015

    I usually get rejected

    because of my looks, but I want to get to know people who just care about the person I am. I think I have a lot of good personality traits and am worth getting to know.
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2015

    I'm Too Scared To Socialize

    I moved house a few months ago and now I am always on my own. I am too scared to go out and meet new people or talk to people in school that I can't make friends. I have 5 friends in the whole world and 3 of them I've never met. People call me names and snigger at me because I'm...
    PaperThinEmo PaperThinEmo
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 2, 2012

    I'm a very shy girl but I emjoy talking to

    people once zi get to know them. I'll be honest and say I rather talk with girls but I may talk to some guys too. Please feel free to friend me:)
    SarahL1022 SarahL1022
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

    That's me ... I am shy (and a little cautious)

    when I first meet someone, but once we get to know each other that will change. I like meeting new people and appreciate everyone's uniqueness.
    StarLily71 StarLily71
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 25, 2014

    Anyone wanna talk? No weirdos n pervs please.

    Message me. 21-25🙋🏾
    deleted deleted
    May 16, 2015

    I wish I could meet a guy online

    that didnt want to talk about sex. It seems everytime I meet someone, within a few days sex gets brought up. I just want to get to know someone, feel a connection. I guess that may be too much to ask
    RabidusDecorus RabidusDecorus
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 23, 2015

    People should message me :L bored

    as shiz and got no friends yay me 😂
    deleted deleted
    Nov 4, 2014

    I'm very shy. I love meeting new people.

    I'm rarely approached though. I am not one to reach out. I'm the type to speak when spoken too. Long story but kinda beat into me on speaking to people.
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 23, 2015

    I'm that type of person

    that love meeting new people but when it meet them I'm very shy🙉 I know that I'm very shy but can I do to get over the shyness
    Purplequeen21 Purplequeen21
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2014
    fauxlady fauxlady
    26-30, F
    Jun 14, 2015

    I feel like I am terrible at meeting new people.

    Mostly initiating conversations. Like, there are some people I would love to talk to and get to know but when I open the compose box or see them somewhere... blank. How do I start without coming off as weird? I know I am witty and intelligent but for the life of me, I dont know...
    jessichaos jessichaos
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 1, 2015
    friendlowl friendlowl
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 19, 2015

    Love When

    I love when people reach out & try the conversation. I'm always afraid too because I think I'm annoying.
    martina79416 martina79416
    18-21, F
    Oct 18, 2013

    Currently, I'm studying at university -

    and everyone says how its a great opportunity to get to know people. But at first I come across as really shy, no matter how confident I try to be. I have a really nice group of friends but they're all girls, so I think I'm just shy to approach guys?? but guys don't approach me...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 3, 2015

    Being Friendly

    Hey you reading this, message me :D
    deleted deleted
    Nov 29, 2013

    i hate being the one to start a convo

    but i loooooveeee meeting new people!!!
    Haydenck Haydenck
    Oct 27, 2014

    My god damn shyness is always in the way of

    doing stuff. Like, a whole load of social stuff!
    Cosmic0Potato Cosmic0Potato
    16-17, M
    Oct 9, 2015

    Sometimes I think I'm too shy

    that I meet people or see them constantly but I never bridge the gap for friendship. I can be really solitary at times and that really bugs me a lot. In a way it can be seen as good because letting everyone in my circle might be trouble in the future. You can never build trust...
    SineyElle89 SineyElle89
    26-30, T
    Jun 16, 2015

    I hate rasism I hate bullies I hate child

    abusers I hate animal abusers I hate it when people self harm And I hate it when people are heart broken I love this world, and I love everyone.
    arlenealfred arlenealfred
    26-30, F
    Apr 22, 2014

    Im that kind of person

    that loves meeting new people but too shy to start something. If someone sat next to me I'd have a battle in my mind like "Do I talk to them?!" "Do they want to talk?!" "Did they sit next to me for a reason?!" But then they talk to me and theyre always nice! Some people are...
    Patienceie Patienceie
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 7, 2015

    im going through the find friends thing

    and i wanna add everyone and talk to everyone and help them to feel better bc im feeling ****** but im too conservative or shy or idk :(
    ngxr ngxr
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2016

    I am probably one of the most shy people you

    will ever meet, but when people approach me it really makes my day :D. Anyone have tips on how to get over shyness? :)
    adendvw adendvw
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

    I like meeting new people,

    but find it hard to communicate with them, as I'm shy.
    deleted deleted
    10 Responses Oct 4, 2015

    im the shyest person ever

    but new pepole most likley are wicked awsome! its hard but when i get to know them im happy unless they are asshokh
    LexiMarieTherien LexiMarieTherien
    16-17, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    Hello new people. I'm shy too

    but like to talk.
    Lovelife090994 Lovelife090994
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 15, 2015
    Cool18C Cool18C
    Jul 25, 2015

    the daily struggle of wanting to make friends

    with everyone, but thinking youll just make a fool of yourself.
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jun 15, 2015

    Having a social anxiety makes keeping

    or making friends very difficult...
    khankale khankale
    36-40, F
    Aug 8, 2015

    I am really super shy

    when it comes to talking to new people but I really want to know more people but I'm shyy :(
    darrlenevdj darrlenevdj
    18-21, F
    Aug 23, 2014

    Im bad at starting conversations

    yet I love making friends (:
    deleted deleted
    Jul 25, 2014
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