I'm Getting There.
I'm 32 years old, and just recently, for the first time in my life, I initiated the first kiss with a new girl without any obvious prompting from her.
It's not the first time I've ever kissed a girl, of course. I've even managed to sleep with a few on occasion. But in the past, they've all either initiated the first kiss themselves, or made ridiculously obvious, impossible-to-ignore gestures of invitation.
But I finally decided it's long overdue to get over this anxiety and shyness. So, after cuddling with this girl for a while, I finally worked up the nerve to gently roll her onto her back and kiss her. And it felt awesome to be unsure of how she'd react at one moment, and then feel the kiss enthusiastically returned a moment later. Far more satisfying than following the girl's lead, like I've always done in the past.
Yeah, I'm beating social anxiety.