Awkward silences

Visitor's Question from a 16-20 year old Female
I think I've made a bit of a mess of things. You see, I started off by giving this guy I liked a present on Valentines Day and then on Easter. So then he wrote me a note asking me out and supplying his email. I emailed him and we started "going out" ( we haven't been anywhere and only see each other at school so far). The problem is we are both extremely shy and so we started emailing information back and forth. We haven't had a "real conversation" in person yet, and I am at a loss at how to beginning actually talking to him. I've researched dating tips since we started going out and realized that we skipped a few important/helpful steps. After everything we have exchanged in emails, I have no idea how to approach him and talk to him, or even what to talk to him about. Any advice you can give would be appreciated.

Ms. Tired of Awkward Silences Advice
The best way to end awkward conversations is to just say how you feel.

At the beginning this might just be saying "I'm feeling awkward about talking with you but I really want to. How do you feel?"

You get the idea. Then mix into the conversation talk about school, friends, music, family, sports, special interesting, your life. There are an infinite things to talk about. But still the best way is to talk about how you feel. If you are awkward you can say so but also talk about why you feel that way.

You may need to think of topics ahead of time so you have something to talk about. Communicating is like a muscle... the more you use it the stronger it gets.

Good luck,

-- from George
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