Needless to say I grew up feeling ugly, shy, afraid of meeting new people and thinking that I was unattractive.
I want to make it clear that the only people who said this things to me were my parents, other people in my life (friends and even random people) tell me I´m beautiful and that I have a very sweet, nice personality. However, the words my parents said are stuck in my head.
I only want affection from someone else, someone to hold, someone to hold hands with, someone to cuddle at night, even someone to have sex with. The problem is that I can´t even open up to the idea of meeting a guy. Whenever I have the chance to meet someone, I get instantly very shy (which I´m not) and I can´t even look at him directly in the eyes let alone flirt.
How can I open up?!
Please be kind, I already have to deal my family...
Most Helpful Opinions
Whenever I have a chance to meet someone: When you're having difficulty flirting and making eye contact with guys, try smiling and nodding to show that you're interested. "Don't take this to heart, but I'm usually quiet until I get to know someone, seems like you don't have that problem." That statement will potentially eliminate any misconceptions that you're not interested or is playing hard to get, because guys will better understand your personality.
Lastly, I found that shy girls like to talk on the phone with guys to become comfortable around them, so try initiating phone convo with guys more.