Just think of them as a girl or just remember that they are just as nervous as you.
Just think of it as speaking to a friend rather than someone you like. It helps
I do it all the time
you cant.. but they are nervous also...just how it goes
Practice. Lots and lots of practice. Practice doesn't make perfect. NOTHING makes perfect. Practice makes better.
Try to imagine what he'd look like as a toddler with ketchup or chocolate all over his face.
So first you get a sledgehammer...
Just remember that you are both fully and equally human, and in the grand scheme of things not so different at all. We aren't space aliens, we're people, same as you. Same as anyone.