I'm really shy and stare at the ground a lot. Sometimes I walk into things, and, occasionally, almost into people. I find it difficult to make eye contact, but I do when people are talking to me. I try very hard to be polite and respectful. I have a soft, musical voice that sounds odd and high-pitched when I'm nervous or angry. Sometimes, my accent comes out country. (I usually affect a more upper-class "preppy" Southern accent.) This embarrasses me so much because I also have a crooked tooth I can't afford to fix right now, and most of the people I'm around have a bit "preppier" history.
When guys approach me, I don't know what to say, and sometimes I giggle nervously or keep too straight of a facial expression when I talk to them. Usually, they get either that distinctive "rejected" look or look confused after talking to me. Some guys brazenly check me out frequently over a period of time but then never try to talk to me. I know that I should be more encouraging, but, whenever a guy seems to like me and I like him, I get so anxious I can't think strait.
I think this is what keeps me from dating, but I'm also worried that I'm just too weird and awkward in general. I have Aspergers but am very high-functioning, and I don't think anyone would guess it. It does, however, make socializing much more difficult, and (I don't mean to brag about this. It really is a problem.) I have an uncommonly high IQ (157) which also is supposed to make socializing more difficult.
I also tend to come across as sweet, and my family, at least, enjoys my company. I'm almost everyone's favorite sister, daughter, granddaughter, cousin.
For reference, as much as looks are relevant, this is my picture, and I'm decently fit, naturally curvy, and not overweight.
Is there any hope for me, and what should I do?
(Bye the way, thanks to anyone who read this or responded or especially both.)
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Most Helpful Guy
there's def hope for you, you are really cute and gorgeous
just try to blend in slowly, and make small talk with anyone you dont know, and then slowly you will be friends with them
and also dont think about it too much, when a guy approaches you just go with the flow and talk to him1
Most Helpful Girl
first of all... I love your hair. jealoussss.
second.. I was a lot like u a few years ago. I literally couldn't even order fries at McDonald's without blushing. Joining social networks and talking to people all over the world helped me out heaps. I still find it hard to keep eye contact unless I'm really close with a person but I think that's pretty normal1