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I Wait For Someone to Talk to Me First

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    Some People know how to start a conversation &

    also how to carry on with it. Some just fail at both & end up writing stuff :)
    uselessguy uselessguy 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I do this like all the time.

    I want to be able to approach people and say hi, even in just a message, but I always get nervous to do it. I feel like people are gonna think I'm weird or being creepy. I'm also really shy, so I always wait for someone to message me first
    lamaninja lamaninja 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    Introverted But Not All The Time

    I never bother to talk to anyone let alone be the guy who try to start a conversation. I was bullied and labeled a second banana most of the time, once in a while when i try to add my opinion, they would either force me to shut up or disagree with me entirely. I am branded...
    MHInnocent MHInnocent 22-25, M Sep 22, 2010

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    Story of my life. I can never be the first to

    start a conversation. I just don't know how! I feel as if the other person will be annoyed by me suddenly talking to them out of the blue. It's a stupid idea but, that's the first thing I feel every time I consider approaching someone. Damn my awkwardness.
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    Usually I do, like if someone says alright well

    I have to go, talk to you some other time? Or talk to you tomorrow? I'll be like yeah sure sounds good. And then I wait, and wait some more waiting for them to respond. Because I'm almost never busy, but I don't know if the other person is, and Id rather not disrupt them so I...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    See, for me, I CHOSE to wait

    for someone to talk to me first. Why? Because whenever I approached someone, online or IRL, I get passed up/ignored/disrespected. I'm over it. I stay silent, I watch body language. My feelings don't get hurt that way.
    VyxnnGoRawr VyxnnGoRawr 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    It's just something I've always done.

    My comfort zone doesn't include initiating conversations, it is actually very hard for me to do so. I wait patiently for people to contact me first, and then it goes from there. Same thing with adding people to my circle, I don't add people who haven't added me first. The...
    DrKittyNinjaBunny DrKittyNinjaBunny 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    ;A; even if there are people I want to talk to,

    I'll just wait or never have interaction. I'm painfully shy..
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Yes on E.p.I am very careful these days.

    I have had requests to tell my secrets from at least two people new in my circle.I have refused and these people have stopped contacting me.I wonder if they are the same person with different accounts.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 12 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    peppit peppit 36-40, M Mar 8

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    I do this most of the time.

    Then I get angry at myself for being afraid
    fjgreen95 fjgreen95 18-21, F Mar 9

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    It's not a fear of mine to message first,

    I just don't. I like being approached instead of being the approacher.
    JustCammy JustCammy 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    ...

    ....   *looks around*   ........   *awkward silence*
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 43 Responses Sep 23, 2008

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    JadenLangVageta JadenLangVageta 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    I wait for people who just needs a friend to

    talk to .. Alway been good at listening to others and helping when I can :)
    william2490 william2490 22-25, M Mar 9

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    I've probably missed out on

    so many friendships because I'm terrified of going up to someone and being rejected.
    Holmesdown Holmesdown 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Is this wrong?? I don't think so.

    ..it's just my personality. I'm glad not everyone is like that else I wouldn't have anybody to talk to.
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Our 29 Year Age Difference!

    We meet on AgeMeet.com , I am 21 and my boyfriend is 50. We were friends for a couple years before we got together, we have been together 3 amazing years and he's my best friend and the most wonderful boyfriend! We have a lot in common believe it or not, we want the same things...
    amanda198812 amanda198812 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    why is it that i want to force myself to talk

    to someone then i say "**** it" an wait for them to talk to me first :/ is this a bad or natural habbit?
    irvinspider54 irvinspider54 16-17, M Dec 9, 2014

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    So Annoying

    This is the most annoying thing about myself. I will not talk to anybody first, even if I desperately want to. I spent a whole year trying to talk to this one guy I liked, and I never did. It's been 2 years and I still haven't. We also have 3 classes together now...
    taylor468 taylor468 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    I always do this mainly

    because when Ive initiated the conversation before when I was younger, I would always make a fool of myself cuz the other person wouldnt be interested in talking. I am always ready for a talk so now I always wait for someone to talk to me first. I never start the conversation...
    azngirl123 azngirl123 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2014

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    I dont know what to do anymore.

    But i want to improve.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I know...major problem.

    ..but that's how it is...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Eventually, Maybe

    She sits perched on a stool, chewing a fingernail. Β Her coffee steams in front of her, silly paper sleeve against the countertop like pants around ankles.I can see she's noticed me, but then, she's noticed me every day for the last two weeks. Β Her eyes are dense, her body lithe...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 25, 2012

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    I do this because I don't know how I start to

    say first what I talk about . I couldn't do that.
    nimkansiri nimkansiri 22-25, F Mar 9

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    I usually do that... Because the couple of times

    that I have reached out to someone, I didn't get a response. Oh well. I will just wait for the messages to come to me. πŸ˜ƒ But really, people shouldn't post that they want someone to talk to if they aren't going to reply to the person that tries to have a convo!! 😝 lol
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 7, 2014

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    there are lots of times

    that I really want to talk to someone but I won't I am worried about being annoying and coming across as needy. then I push some people away if I care to much because I expect things to end badly.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    She is gazing at you

    so tenderly, Drowning you in sparkling conversation, Gay and witty, and her eyes Absorbing you with their yearning. But last night she was using all her skill To give me secretly her little foot Under the tablecloth for me to caress. Alexander Pushkin, Russian, 1799-1837
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    People think I'm a total snob

    because I don't talk to them first. I'm the quiet type that don't do talking to people first cause I think if I do approach first they'll think that I'm seeking for attention which is not. I'm afraid to talk to strangers first because they say strangers are scary and they also...
    RedThatDescribesMe RedThatDescribesMe 18-21, F Feb 16

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    I'm pretty nice and open minded towards people

    but unless you're next to me in real life and I can read reactions and in some sense guess at what you're thinking I'm terrible at making the first move. you know? like how do I know that I won't talk about something that the other person may feel pained about. .... our...
    pikapup17 pikapup17 18-21 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    I never know what to say.

    Whenever I meet loved ones, I have to wait for them to say something or we'll sit in an awkward silence. Same goes with new people I meet.
    dilbert467 dilbert467 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    carecc13 carecc13 26-30, F Dec 14, 2014

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    "What if they didnt wanna talk?

    " "What if im bothering them with my texts?" "What if they wanna stop talking now but im keeping the convo going?" "What if theyre not interested in talking to me?" "What if...." "What if...." "What if...."
    TheLeftBehind TheLeftBehind 16-17, M 5 Responses Mar 9

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    metuel metuel 26-30, T Jul 17, 2014

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    I'm too shy to message people,

    so I wait for them to message me first.
    HeterosexualTransexual HeterosexualTransexual 18-21, T Mar 8

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    Most of the time I feel like I annoy people

    just by messaging them. I don't know if I do annoy them but I feel like I do.. That's why I don't often message people first, I mean if people never talk to me and I would always be trying to talk to them then it would make me a annoying person, right? So yeah I like when...
    sweetiecake98 sweetiecake98 16-17, F 7 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I can talk to any other person

    as much as possible. But when it comes to you I'm speechless. Maybe I'm just afraid. Afraid that I might say the wrong thing. Afraid that I might bother or annoy you. It's sad to know that you don't enjoy talking to me as much as I do talking with you.
    Crazygirl92 Crazygirl92 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 9

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    I wait for others to message me first now.

    I tried to introduce myself to others and make the first move. But I must have done something wrong. I tried to open up and introduce myself. I tried to let people know what I enjoyed the only way I thought you could. I was unaware I you shouldn't be doing that. I did not know...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 8

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    It's just a habit because i talk to

    so many people, I forget to talk to them
    BIaziken BIaziken 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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    Which never happens of course xD

    but then if I start the conversation I'm afraid the other person won't shut up and I have to be polite and shake my head and pretend I'm interested. Then they give me a POP QUIZ on what they just told me. Then I'm screwed -_-
    ThatGuyEveryoneHates ThatGuyEveryoneHates 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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    I'm too shy. I'm so shy.

    It's annoying.
    emipurple emipurple 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2014

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    FrankietheCat FrankietheCat 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2014

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    And wait.. and wait..

    And wait.. And wait.. Gosh I'm a loner :/ aha
    ForeverKittenn ForeverKittenn 13-15, F 7 Responses Dec 15, 2014

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    I'm kind of shy about starting conversations

    with people. Especially when I get asked, "What's up?" or "Wyd?" I never know how to respond. 😡 Ironically in real life I talk too much..
    joshbeaudoin joshbeaudoin 16-17, M Jul 16, 2014

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    I Feel No Obligation

    I have a certain distaste for human beings initially. I don't seek people out because I am easily disappointed in the people I meet. I am already often approached by people, and I get the weed through them based on the impression they leave. It is not at all to say that I am shy...
    MysteriousMysteries MysteriousMysteries 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 26, 2011

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    I don't know if it's a habit

    or part of my personality. I am generally reluctant to initiate conversations. People often think I am not interested in talking but actually I am just shy. I wait for people to initiate conversation with me.May be it's due to fear of rejection or fear of being ignored. I am a...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 6 Responses