So my friends and even my teachers make it really awkward for me when I'm around my now boyfriend. We've been talking for a while and finally got together but neither of us can really speak to each other in public anymore because we both get too nervous with all of our friends watching. How can I make it less awkward for me? I doubt my friends or my teachers are going to tone down embarrassing me even if I ask. I get so flustered around him in general and with my friends around it just makes it worse. He's also super shy around me. The second day we started dating, we had this picnic at our school and he wouldn't even talk to me. He kept looking at me but never actually came up and said hi. My guy friend went over and talked to him for like a half-hour just about me and yet we still didn't talk to each other, at least not until the VERY end of the day. He's been on vacation for a week now and will be back at school on Tuesday. We haven't really broken the touch barrier besides having our knees brush against each other and not moving them away and sitting really close to each other to the point of our shoulders touching. How should I greet him when he gets back? I kind of want to hug him or something but my friends will see and I don't want to get all embarrassed and flustered. We are also going out to lunch later that day. Our school allows us to go off campus for 45 minutes for lunch. I plan on inviting him to go to a haunted house with my friends and I. It will basically be a couples outing.
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You've got to stop caring about what they say! - Cliche' advice I know, but just stay with me here. It sounds like you're uncomfortable with your friend's statements because you're uncomfortable with your new relationship. Go on one-on-one dates to get comfortable with each other on your own terms. Once that happens, the teasing of classmates, teachers and yes, even friends, won't matter! And once they can't elicit a reaction from you two anymore they'll stop all-together and start treating you like any old regular couple. Greet him however you want to greet him! Regardless of who sees. A hug is a great start! Let him know you missed him!0
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