||[Oct. 13th, 2003|06:54 pm]
The Question Club
So, there's this guy (isn't there always?) and he's adorable, and sweet, but painfully shy. He worked up the courage to ask me out on a date last weekend, and I said ok- I wasn't sure either way yet and thought it'd be a nice chance to get to know him.. only.. There's no chemistry, at all. He's too shy to flirt, or even hold hands. I get the impression that he's never gone out with a girl before- he's 18, a little older than me, and I'm pretty damn shy too, so the awkward silences are pretty bad, and I end up rambling trying to fill them. After the date, i pretty much came to the conclusion that this wasn't going to happen- I'd hoped he'd come to the same conclusion, but then I got a message. He wants to go out again next Saturday? What should I do? We both work at the same place, and I feel like everyone's going to think I'm a huge bitch if I dump him, because he's so shy, and such a genuinely nice guy. I wouldn't mind being friends, but I'm petrified of hurting his feelings. Help!