Some people say that I'm pretty/attractive (that's subjective though of course) and I'm a nice person (for the most part haha) but I don't have a boyfriend... I'm 20 and I never really have. I'm not as social as I'd like to be and I'm terribly shy and a little awkward. But I also hear that I always "look mad" and people usually assume I'm stuck up. I don't know how to control the look on my face. But do you think all this makes me sound unapproachable and that could be a reason why I'm not dating anyone?
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You're definitely an attractive girl. You would be lying to say that no guy has ever approached you or tried to talk to you (some guys will do it anyway, even if the girl looks mean and stuckup). So my first tip would be to not be so picky (obviously these men got turned down by you). My next tip would be to be very friendly when a guy tries to talk to you, and also it would help for you to start being the one to initiate conversation if you think guys are too afraid to do so. Just be very friendly and nice when you do, trust me, no straight guy will dismiss you if you try and talk to him. You're a pretty girl and any guy would totally appreciate you trying to talk to him so you have nothing to be afraid of. If it's awkward for you to approach first, just say something about the situation that would start conversation: if he's reading a book, just be like "so is that a good book?", yeah, it could be obvious that you're just trying to talk to him and not really trying to see if the book he's reading is good, but that's okay, that's the point. If he knows you're trying to talk, then he'll start putting in effort too.1