sgtfuzz Posted October 18, 2011 Share Posted October 18, 2011 Back-story: A little bit about myself I had been in a relationship before for around 5+ years and we were engaged for 1 year. The relationship had fallen apart and I felt crushed. I hadn't nor did I want to even think about starting another relationship and was generally happy being single. As a result from the break up I kind of sucked up all my emotions and lost all my self-esteem. Taking advice from some friends I tried dating again during the time from the break up until now. I basically felt like the typical young teen I was so intimidated that I'd forget how to talk to women. I would not even know how to keep a conversation going it was so frustrating that I'd basically given up ever finding love again. Recently I've re-connected with an old friend of mine. She had told me that her sister was interested in getting together and that she thought I was cute. I was somewhat excited to hear this and gladly accepted the offer to go out. The date was typical of what I had experienced in the past I'd close up and not be able to express myself and couldn't keep any conversation going. I felt the whole time like I was wasting her time after she had expressed some sort of interest in me. After I dropped her off at her home she had left the my car with only a "I had a good time." and a "goodbye". I felt crushed again due to my inability to express myself. After I had gotten home I was waiting for the typical lets be friends message. However the next morning I was surprised with next couple of text messages she had left me. She stated that she had a great time, that she was very shy and she will come around eventually, and that she thought I was very cute she also looks forward to our next date. My question: With the apparent success of our first get together the thing that worries me the most is keeping her interest and actually going from the dating step to a relationship. What are some ways that I can break open my shell and how can I get over my fear of rejection. Also I'd like to get advice from others who may have similar problems as me. Link to comment
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