there's this guy I kind of like and really want to get to know. We sit next to each other in our Biology class. I was always really confused and frustrated though because he wouldn't talk to me. And by this I mean he has never said a single word to me and it's been over a month. I'd ask him something and he'd look me in the eyes for a few seconds then quickly look down. My teacher recently told my parents this is because he has a social anxiety. He has lots of friends though, before he sat with me he sat with a guy friend but was moved back next to me because he would not stop talking to him in class. I always thought he hated me but there really was no reason that he should hate me, I've never been mean to him. I've said hi to him to before and gotten a wave. My mom and teacher think that he likes me but his anxiety is getting in the way of him talking to me. What are some ways I can get us to become closer and more like friends, he really interests me. He also fidgets a lot around me like tapping his pencil, drawing, etc... I've also caught him looking at me a few times too. He used to move his desk away from me but that hasn't happened in a while and he's starting to respond to me when I say hi to him, even if it is a small wave. Other people notice it too how he talks to them but not me. He doesn't do this with every girl either, he has talked to my girl friends himself a few times, even walked to class with her once. He really confuses me and is hard to understand. I'm not sure if he likes me or hates me even though I don't really understand why he would hate me, it's not like I'm being rude or mean.
How to understand guys with social anxiety?
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Well maybe he needs more comfort with you. That being said, it's hard to build comfort with someone who won't talk to you. Maybe talk when his other friends are around? Like if he sees you talking to all the other people around he'll eventually be comfortable enough to talk.0
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