I'm a puss

I get nervous asking girls out, even if I think they may like me. I feel like such a pussy. (I'm 19 by the way.) Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with this? ps- I know this is a video game forum, please don't mock me for posting this.

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Posted by Wolverine

I get nervous asking girls out, even if I think they may like me. I feel like such a pussy. (I'm 19 by the way.) Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with this? ps- I know this is a video game forum, please don't mock me for posting this.

Posted by Video_Game_King
Because I can't find that Ryan Davis Photoshop pic.
Posted by Wolverine

Chirst, I new this was a terrible idea.

Posted by SeriouslyNow

The trick is honestly to respect the fact that you're nervous and then to act beyond it.  Think about the step beyond your nervous state.  Think about what you'd be doing with a girl after you'd already asked her out.  You should try and think about the positive outcome rather than the state of worry because the state of worry is what stops you from enjoying the positive outcome.

Edited by laserbolts

@Video_Game_King: i've been fumbling around for it but I have failed as well. @Wolverine: If you knew it was a terrible idea then why bother?

Posted by VierasTalo

Meow!

Posted by onimonkii

now i have a mental image of tough guy superhuman wolverine being nervous around girls and it's super amusing.

Posted by BrockNRolla

You have to play things cool. Don't have any expectations about how it should or should not work out. I know that's difficult, but it's key. I don't mean go in defeated, I mean go in not caring how it turns out. Say to yourself, "Hey, if this works, then great, but if not, I'm no worse off than I was before, so who cares?" if you can convince yourself of that, asking someone out becomes so much easier. It's the anticipation of the future that freaks people out. If the outcomes doesn't truly matter, you won't sweat it and you'll probably end up more successful for it.

Posted by Imsorrymsjackson

Stop being a fucking pussy, turn your computer off and just get on with it, you fucking femcunt.

Posted by Contrarian

@Wolverine said:

Chirst, I new this was a terrible idea.

Now you figure that out?

I have no idea. If I were single, I would be terrible at it. I hope I never enter the singles market again.

Edited by NakAttack

@Video_Game_King: you can thank me later.

Posted by mandude

The chances of you being interested in someone is mirrored by the equal chance of them being interested in you. Just accept that every woman on the planet wants you in their bed, and you should be fine.

Failing that, physically and forcibly strip her down to her underwear. It is sure to diffuse any situation.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@mandude said:

The chances of you being interested in someone is mirrored by the equal chance of them being interested in you. Just accept that every woman on the planet wants you in their bed, and you should be fine.

I can't tell if this is a joke or serious advice.

Posted by mandude

@Video_Game_King: It's hardly a joke. To do so would belittle the many wonderful relationships I've had the pleasure to share with my many abductees.

Posted by myketuna

I liked the wingman approach for a while. Once I kind of got a feel for it, I could go it alone. So... Try that? Otherwise, practice makes perfect.

Posted by SSValis

I'm kinda going through the same thing right now. I have gotten over the anxiety of talking to them. My biggest problem right now is all of the ladies that I'm even slightly attracted to are all taken. I won't be getting laid anytime soon. I just have to grind through it.

So basically I have no fucking idea

Posted by Tireyo

Out of all the people here, I won't mock you. I've made so many mistakes posting my personal shit on here, it's just pathetic.

Anyways, I don't really have a problem talking to anyone, because I'm weird as you already know; however, I do know a little bit about these situations.

Listen, if you want to ask a girl out, then do the uncomfortable thing and try it out. Don't be afraid of rejection or acceptance. Don't volunteer where you want to take them first, but instead give them the chance of telling you where they want to go. If they are indecisive, then you can suggest a place and then go on from there. What do you got to be nervous about? You'll certainly will be alright.

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong

Take a chance, that's what I tell most people (yes, girls can also be scared and nervous to ask a guy out!).
 
I have more important stuff to do, just ask me out and we'll go from there, see if we find common ground, that's how I look at guys doing this sorta thing.
No need for hip clothing, big muscles or fancy cars, a simple question will get things going.
 
Unlike videogames, things don't suddenly happen because you completed another mission (going to your grandparents for a weekend for example, that's a tough one).
 
Go for it, you'll get over it if it turns out badly.

Posted by EuanDewar
@Video_Game_King Christ the fuck Is up with that face
Edited by Wrighteous86

@Wolverine: @SSValis: If you have Girl Advice questions send them over to GiantBombXGAL@gmail.com. A real live girl and guy from the Giant Bomb Forums will be on the line shortly to answer them for you, posthaste.

Seriously, if there's interest in it, DuskVamp and I were thinking of maybe doing a Giant Bomb Xtreme Girl Advice Line podcast for fun; not that we're experts, but we have different and fairly unique perspectives. She's a girl and I managed to do the impossible and seduce a girl off of a video game website, so maybe we can help. If people send in questions and there's actual interest, it might be a thing. Also, guests and guest hosts.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@EuanDewar:

They're burn wounds. Dick.

@TaliciaDragonsong said:

(yes, girls can also be scared and nervous to ask a guy out!).

But do they do it?

Posted by TaliciaDragonsong
@Video_Game_King: Most are probably taught to wait for a guy to approach them, and that's good fun.
But sometimes a guy is insanely oblivious to your advances so you'll have to outright ask them out.
 
Happened to me, saw it happen to a few of my friends, and some people are just too good to let them walk away.^^
Posted by EuanDewar
@Video_Game_King what

That's not what one of those looks li- you know, whatever. Anime world can go do whatever it wants
Posted by Video_Game_King
Posted by Brendan

She just a person. The problem with many people, especially nerds (I'm mostly talking to dudes here) is that they put girls on a pedestal and therefore become afraid of them.

Posted by Tireyo

@Wolverine: @TaliciaDragonsong:

If there is anyone who knows about these things, it's going to be a lady. Talicia knows what she is talking about.

Posted by Shun_Akiyama
@mandude said:

@Video_Game_King: It's hardly a joke. To do so would belittle the many wonderful relationships I've had the pleasure to share with my many abductees.

Ghost rape
Posted by MC_Hify

Anyone know where that quick look of that Talking to Girls Xbox Live Indie Game is? I can't find it. Was it during a happy hour?

Posted by Grillbar

@Wolverine

just think whats the worst thing that can happen. and go for it.

personally im oblivious about other girls liking me but when i get drunk am apparently good at it i have meet pretty much all my former girlfriends at party's or clubs

Posted by IBurningStar

Being a pussy is the one time you most definitely are not what you eat.

Posted by Video_Game_King

@Grillbar said:

just think whats the worst thing that can happen. and go for it.

That sounds like a terrible idea, because some horrible things could happen, at least in your mind.

Posted by RollingZeppelin

Everybody gets nervous when they are asking out someone they are attracted to. It's a good thing that you're nervous, that means that you actually feel something for this person. Just know that if she doesn't go for it there's plenty of other beautiful women out there. Don't get hung up on this person being 'the one'. That hollywood bullshit screwed up my thinking for the better part of my youth.

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Posted by Slag

@Wolverine said:

I get nervous asking girls out, even if I think they may like me. I feel like such a pussy. (I'm 19 by the way.) Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with this? ps- I know this is a video game forum, please don't mock me for posting this.

a lot of people do. the only way to get over it to get out and do it. The more you do it, the easier it will get.

also consider this.

What's the worst that can happen if you ask her out? she'll say no.

what's the worst that can happen if you don't ask her out? you'll never know if she would have said yes.

trust me, having regrets is a lot worse than getting rejected.

well good luck.

Posted by foggel

It's a barrier you have to break like anything else ;)

Posted by rjayb89

Don't do anything. Let her come to you.

Posted by President_Barackbar
@Wrighteous86 said:

@Wolverine: @SSValis: If you have Girl Advice questions send them over to GiantBombXGAL@gmail.com. A real live girl and guy from the Giant Bomb Forums will be on the line shortly to answer them for you, posthaste.

I fully support this endeavor.
Posted by SarjuTheRapper

wimmin are human beens just like you an me dude.

talk to em like you would your boys, and if that don't work, you're prolly too gewd for her anyways

Posted by MetalGearSunny

Just do it, dude. It's not as hard if they like you, and you'll end up being thankful that you asked her out, or very regretful later.

Posted by RedCricketChase

I get nervous asking guys out, if that answer is allowed.

Posted by Pezen

That's not Wolverine.

Posted by myketuna
@President_Barackbar said:
@Wrighteous86 said:

@Wolverine: @SSValis: If you have Girl Advice questions send them over to GiantBombXGAL@gmail.com. A real live girl and guy from the Giant Bomb Forums will be on the line shortly to answer them for you, posthaste.

I fully support this endeavor.
I third this motion. If we really push it, I think it'd be one of the most popular podcasts on this site (next to the official Whiskey ones). Just basing that on the amount of times threads like these are posted.
Posted by JasonR86

@Wolverine said:

I get nervous asking girls out, even if I think they may like me. I feel like such a pussy. (I'm 19 by the way.) Does anyone else have this problem? How do you deal with this? ps- I know this is a video game forum, please don't mock me for posting this.

...can I tease you?

Seriously though, the way I deal with this problem is to ask myself, "Who cares if I'm turned down?" What's the worst that could happen? So you wouldn't get a date. You're not getting a date not talking to girls either so what's the difference? But, more importantly, you might get a date if you try. If you don't try, you'll never get that chance. So why the fuck wouldn't you try? Plus, the more you talk to girls the better chance you'll have to get a date, have sex!!!!, and get what you want out of romantic relationships (did I already mention sex?). So, just go for it because the longer you avoid something that makes you anxious the greater the anxiety will become. Embarrassment is temporary but wondering 'what if?' never goes away.

Posted by DarthOrange
@Wolverine
 

You just got to give her the look, then she will ask you out.

Posted by JasonR86

@DarthOrange said:

@Wolverine:

You just got to give her the look, then she will ask you out.

I bet that's the look he gave right after he asked his fiancee to marry him.

Edited by habster3

A month ago, I probably would've made a rude comment and would've said you're a pussy (I'm not a mean person genuinely; I just have a very irreverent side). However, since then, I've asked a girl out and she turned me down big time. And more that I don't want to get into. So I really don't think I'll be asking any girls out for quite a while. Therefore, you are not a pussy, Wolverine. But you don't really need a girlfriend... because you have... us! :P

Posted by Video_Game_King

@habster3 said:

But you don't really need a girlfriend... because you have... us! :P

But we won't fuck you. Understand that. We won't even send you home with a BJ.

Edited by habster3

@Video_Game_King said:

@habster3 said:

But you don't really need a girlfriend... because you have... us! :P

But we won't fuck you. Understand that. We won't even send you home with a BJ.

Don't listen to Video_Game_King; some of us will fuck you. BUT, we won't kiss you. Because that would be gay, and as a Southern, Baptist, white-supremacist, sexist, conservative man, I could NEVER have that

Posted by Hot_Karl

Drill claw her, my brotha.

Edited by iWonder

"Okay kid... I used to be just like you"

No, really - the best way to understand how to get her to say yes is understanding that when you get rejected it's not that bad.

The worst possible scenario:

-You get her to say yes

-You have an immediately fruitful relationship

-You find out she's got aids, and you had some STD you never even knew about

-You learn things about her personality that you wish you never knew about 3 months in - once the freshness of the love has worn off, you start to see how obsessive and clingy she is, and it's suffocating you.

-She tries to lock herself into the relationship by becoming really good friends with all of your closest friends.

-You realize within four months, you are well and truly fucked, and not in a good way.

Now, what you are actually afraid of:

"Will you go out with me?"

"Ew, no"

Posted by iWonder

@VinceNotVance said:

Drill claw her, my brotha.

Give her the drill bucket if you know what I'm sayin'

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