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QOTW: Advice on How Two Shy People Can Start Getting Their Swirl On
I got two similar letters recently related to shyness. One from a young black woman, the other from a young, white college student.
My name is Aaron Wade and I am a 21 year old college student. About a week ago a co-worker, J, introduced my to her cousin, M, who is black, and J said that M and I should go out. Well at first I thought that J was joking, but now I am not so sure. While I was checking M out, who I am very attracted to by the way, I noticed she was looking at me smiling and waving so I smiled and waved back. As the work night continued J told me a few things about M, like she is shy, and seemed to be encouraging me to ask M out; which I did not do that night because to opportunity never presented itself to me (if it did I could not tell). Two days later, when J worked again, I ask J if M was with her today, unfortunately she had went home. However, J told me that she would bring M by on Friday to see me. J did bring M by to see my on Friday but it was busy, I work in a restaurant, so I did not get a chance to talk to M. When J and M first walked up to me J said, “Aaron, guess who I brought.” M kinda of smiled but did not really say anything. So my question is, does she like me? I can never tell if a girl likes me. I have never asked a girl out or been on a date because I am very shy and cannot tell if a girl likes me and is flirting with me. If she does like me, how do I ask her out? If she does say yes what should we do? (M is 19 so I cannot take her to a bar, or ask her if she would like to have a drink with me.) I know that this may seem like a lot of questions but I have never done anything like this before. Any help would be appreciated."
And from the young woman…
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"Hi admin am “A” from SA but would love to remain anonymous or you can use any name to replace mine, I admire your work and page before I knew about this page I used to think I was not normal or I was an outcast because I have always loved white men period since I was pre-school till now, I have dated 2 white guys before and things never worked out because their families and friends did not approve, that still has not stopped how I love vanilla guys so I have a situation now there’s a guy from work who I love madly but he doesn’t know am not even sure if he notices me or if he does like black girls, I can’t stop thinking of him, missing him when he is not at work, bam tired of dying inside am tired of acting like I don’t notice him, now I have a challenge am too shy to approach him and his best friend is my supervisor , now I would like to ask my supervisor if his friend is single married or committed because I have never seen a ring on his finger, if he is married or taken I will bury my feelings but if he is single I want to ask my supervisor to let him know how I feel about him, am not so brave to face him and am not sure if I can face his rejection in ky face if he does reject me, so I need advice from you and the readers how to best approach this matter and how to let him know how I feel, because I can’t carry on bottling up inside I need advice, have a lovely day thank you!"
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