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I Am Too Shy to Start a Relationship

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    I'm Too Shy - I am shy, I always have been, probably always will be... I don't remember it really ever starting , just that I have always been this way... I have improved in recent...
    pirage79 pirage79 31-35, M Mar 22, 2012

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    I Want to Be In One - but i am too shy to go up to guys anymore. i want to but i dont have the confidence.
    SomebodyHelpMe SomebodyHelpMe 21-25, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2008

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    From The Shy Guy... - I'd say it hurts even more if you are a shy guy who only wants someone to love...You know there are some hidden gems in yourself but no one knows about them...
    jeffyw jeffyw 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    41 And Single - Ya'd think I would be more mature in this area... but I'm not. Childish fears still hold me back... fear of rejection, like in the 4th grade when I tried to get...
    thejurg31 thejurg31 41-45, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2012

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    I'm a shy person. Some people don't think so like my friends. Others don't really know me because I'm shy. And I'm to shy to ask a girl out. I want to ask this girl out I met a few...
    TheMonsterCookie TheMonsterCookie 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Too Shy to Stand Up For Myself - In college I was in this really awesome English class.  Everyone got along great, we spent time before and after class just hanging out and...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 6 Responses Oct 6, 2007

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    They say opposites attract. I guess it's more of a magnet attracting a magnetic metal. He's so nice to be loved, or maybe he's just so similar to my ex. We are both introverted...
    nerdylizz nerdylizz 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    If Shes Here... - I understand people at this website. But i want someone to talk to and be open minded to
    tannerl tannerl 22-25 1 Response Mar 22, 2013

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    I want to be in one I'm more or less to shy to ask
    Maddya Maddya 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Too Shy To Talk - I traced back the cause of my shyness to teh fact that im the youngest of 5 kids, so I never had to go out of my way to make friends, but im getting to the point...
    Sulka19 Sulka19 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Ill Never Even Get One - I'm way to shy to even talk to girls, I know im a reject but i thought at least maybe i could have fun in life and get a girl to like me but thas not gonna...
    ImHopelessandWorthless ImHopelessandWorthless 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    I'm Just To Damn Shy... - I am too damn shy. I am American, but I live in Shanghai, China, and go to the British International School (I could make a song about my life!). At my...
    Horizonstorm Horizonstorm 16-17, M Oct 27, 2013

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    Gay And Ready - I used to be an extremely introverted person. It was hard for me to start relationships with anybody. When I started college, it took me three months to even talk...
    samma2900 samma2900 18-21 1 Response Feb 18, 2011

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    Way Too Shy - I guess that's why I've never been in one. I'm attracted to all sorts of people and a lot of people, what sucks is that I can never start up a conversation with them...
    LauraLovesYou LauraLovesYou 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    35 and Still Single -  I don't suffer from any disease except my addiction to the Net. I'm also quite funny and charming and warm but I just have a huge problem when it comes...
    sleepcake sleepcake 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 24, 2008

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    I Hate It! - I might seem outgoing over here and I'm mostly outgoing in real life, but when it comes to relationships and love I become SO SHY, over shy actually! I have never...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    Poor Little Princess? * Bleh! - I'm not really sure about my life, to be honest. I was brought up under relatively strict Asian parents. I have been through all sorts of...
    Milun Milun 22-25 1 Response Apr 7, 2012

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    Thats The Reason Why I Am In Here! - to openly talk with others! really hoping one day l may see a lady that bestills me .... and , and , and l really become brave and start...
    cyclemania cyclemania 51-55, M Mar 16, 2013

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    Im Always So Nervous Around Girls - im 16 and shy, it sucks. i like texting, animals, and drawing. i would like to find a girl to text on this website cuz i suck at stuff in person...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 25, 2012

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    I Really Like Him... Help! - I have had a crush on this boy, let's call him Jeff, for I don't even know how long. At least a year. I am not nervous around him, at all. We chat, and...
    edgeygavin edgeygavin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    I'll Never Be In A Relationship - I'm always too scared to flirt with a girl or talk to her because i don't know if she'll be a lesbian or not.... so I just don't even try.
    wikis15 wikis15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Forever Alone, Well At This Rate - Well, I'm the same as anyone here, except I suppose you could add anti-social to the experience as well. I'm 19 at the moment, and haven't been...
    Koriy Koriy 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 7, 2012

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    I Have An Anti-female Substance In My Body - Basically I'm not a very shy person. I blurt out answers in class and sing out loud around people. When it come to making friends with...
    emoguyzpunk emoguyzpunk 16-17 3 Responses Jan 29, 2011

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    Shy But Romantic Boy - I am 19, and not so good looking  or confident, but people usually say I'm sensible and a good person. I still haven't had a girlfriend, not even a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    I Wish He Wasn'T Shy - I'm too shy to start a relationship. I wish the guy wasn't. But what if he is? Then we're never getting anywhere. Life is too short. We are only hurting...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 25, 2013

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    Shy Guy - I am kind of shy when I am meeting new people but I can make do. But when it comes to starting a relationship I just can't do it. I get extremely anxious when I realize...
    theox theox 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    The Shyman Syndrome - I finally found out when I read Brian Gilmartin's book "The Shyman Syndrome", why I had a shyness problem as regards females, relationshps and romance. It...
    Windgate57 Windgate57 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    How Can Something That Seems So Easy Be So Difficult? - Pretty much every day, I encounter people who approach others effortlessly. They know exactly what to say, are able to come...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M Jun 9, 2013

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    Eyes In Darkness - Ok, I've been sat here for 10 minutes now wondering what to write here. I'm gonna attempt a start. Yes, I am too shy to start a relationship. I think. I've...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    Finding love comes down to luck, plain and simple, there are like 6 billion people in the world and out of those six billion your exposed to a impossible slim percentage, and out...
    Sulka19 Sulka19 18-21, M Dec 31, 2013

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    Waiting Patiently - I am a very quiet and reserved girl who doesn't like to make her feelings known half the time,but sadly,if they're there,then they will manifest themselves in a...
    orangeblossom89 orangeblossom89 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Him.. Read Plzz! Give Me Advice? - So theres this guy that I really like he is so chill, laid back, cool, sweet, funny, and a great friend, he is really cute by the way. I have him...
    AlejandraUrbina AlejandraUrbina 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    Don't Like Having The Ball In My Court... - I've liked a guy since about October and a mutual friend has recently be trying to subtly (and not so subtly) set us up. Until recently...
    AshlynnKate AshlynnKate 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2012

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    There Is This Girl - She is smart, pretty, funny... A really good match for me. We are really good friends and she admitted that she had a crush on me Freshman year (of college...
    serenityeryx serenityeryx 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2012

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    Why I'm Too Shy to Start a Relationship - I've had many negative experiences with men. My last boyfriend was not good for me at all. So with all of that, I'm really shy around men...
    gmrpirate gmrpirate 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    I Guess We Both Are Kinda Shy About Being In A Relationship - Hi. I'm 15. There's a girl in my class I like, who i've been friends with since EIGHT years. 8. She's currently a...
    owlcity01 owlcity01 13-15, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    Timeless But Soon Gone - Before I start, I'm not aiming to get any relationship advice with this story. I just want to state that I can't believe how fast times goes, especially...
    Koriy Koriy 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 14, 2012

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    My First and only Love-who still doesn't know. - Just wanted to touch the edge of Johnson's sleeve..But only always dreamed of it.We were 7 years old.I practically lived imagining...
    BridaPaulo BridaPaulo 18-21, F Mar 3, 2013

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    Living The Life Of A Shy Loner... - its not just about being shy,its about the fact that i never became this sociable person who likes to party, who likes to be around people and...
    cowshed123 cowshed123 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 10, 2012

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    Pretty Much. - I want to be in a relationship really badly, I just can't get past my introversion. I've been rejected so many times for being ugly, I just can't try anymore...
    coinoperatedgirl coinoperatedgirl 46-50 4 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Ha As If! - As if I would even be naive enough to think for a moment a guy, while completely sober, would have an interest in little ole me! The *one* time I made the first move I...
    fancygal fancygal 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2011

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    She'S So Hot, I Wish I Could... - I am a freshman (now a sophomore) and there was this girl in one of my classes whose initials are p.r. I'll just call her pr. I usually don't like...
    fungi2752 fungi2752 13-15, M Jun 10, 2013

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    Damned If I Do, Damned If I Don't - I'm really not sure I want to post this, because the idea freaks me out. An old friend of mine is acting like he thinks there should be more...
    eyes eyes 31-35, F 23 Responses Jan 15, 2008

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    Me Too! - I haven't been in a relationship since march of 2011!! And i still haven't gone out on a date! No one has even approached me because i don't give out the 'signals'! I'm...
    Resona Resona 22-25, F 8 Responses Mar 13, 2012

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    Shy Around You. - where am i right now, where do i stand to you or do you even think about me i just wanna feel like i’m making an impact, like there’s a difference between the...
    PhoenixAlpha PhoenixAlpha 22-25, M Sep 4, 2013

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    I Don't Like Showing My Feelings To Anybody - every time i star a relationship i don't  continue on it ;i run away from that person! i feel like that if i go just little...
    auroragirl auroragirl 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    Mr. Awkward; That's Me... - Believe me, once I get to know people, I'm outgoing---at least, with them. But as far as it comes to romance and that sort of thing...I'm an immigrant...
    548mitch 548mitch 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2012

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    Never Again - I'm tired of being used and abused, tired of never living up to everyone's expectations, tired of always giving and never receiving. I'm insecure, scared, and...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    Frustrated And Amazed -  Hi...I'm 35, single obviously...decent looking, intelligent, funny, great conversationalist...and lacking in self -confidence and self-esteem. I am...
    Grin32 Grin32 31-35, M 9 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    My Shyness Has Root Cause - I think I'm shy because I was poked fun at... everyday. I have good features, but I have never come to fully appreciate myself, my looks, my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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