I just called him “champ” until he went home the next morning (hoping the nickname sounded sexy and flirtatious).
Besides, how often do we hear those “I forced myself to go out and ended up meeting my future wife! Some people are lucky enough to be born with the gift of gab, but for the rest of us, walking over hot coals sounds preferable to chatting up an attractive stranger.
Dating guru Matthew Hussey has a great piece of advice that’s doable for even the biggest introverts: challenge yourself to talk to three new people every single day.
More often than not, it makes me feel insecure and nervous.
I’m essentially exposing myself to another human being and asking him to please like what he sees.
The more I thought about it, the more I began to grasp the often-messy consequences of drinking while dating.