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#1  Edited By JessicaHero

I'm a 20 year old woman and am in university. Today at the university library a guy who I have seen around campus a lot, but do not know, was using the computer two seats away from me. Well he did something odd, he asked me if I could help him with a physics problem, granted, it was a rather difficult problem. Since I'm nice and he was fairly attractive, I decided to help him out. Well it was a difficult problem and while we were trying to solve the problem, which took about 5 minutes, we talked about our other classes and school what-not. After solving the problem, he thanked me, and we went back to his computer two seats away from me.

Well about 15 minutes later he got up, apparently to leave, and on the way out he stopped by me and thanked me again for helping him. He seemed extremely nervous, and he handed me a piece of paper with a e-mail address and Facebook URL on it. He said it was his e-mail address and that if I ever wanted to talk that I could message him. I didn't know what to say, he was cute and he seemed nice and intelligent; after a few seconds passed he said "sorry this is really pathetic, I'm really bad at this, sorry and thanks for the help earlier... I have to get 'byeing'... I mean leaving, have a great day." He seemed extremely nervous around me and he quickly walked away after that.

I would like to hear the thoughts of the guys and girls here on this. What would you think of such a situation if it happened to you? Would you contact him at all via e-mail or Facebook? And what would you do the next time you ran into him on campus?

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#2  Edited By crazyleaves

Whatever happened to phone numbers? Email him and ask for his number, talk on the phone a bit and if you dig him give it a shot.

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#3  Edited By mrbungle2112

well that depends if you are interested or not i guess. you didn't really say if you were so idk what to say

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#4  Edited By Video_Game_King

I'd throw the piece of paper out when he's not looking, since I'm not really into dudes.

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#5  Edited By SexyToad

Email him him a bit then ask for his phone number. Then see where that take you.

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#6  Edited By Synaptic

@rebgav said:

I don't think that we have an Xtreme Boy Advice line image macro. Damn.

Some enterprising person will eventually make one.

On topic, he had the balls to give you his contact info even though he was obviously embarassed as hell, so if he seemed like someone you'd be interested in, hit him up online. No need to rush things, just chat until you feel comfortable enough to hang out.

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#7  Edited By OmegaChosen

Dude sounds kinda shy. At least, he doesn't go out of his way to ask people out from what I gather.

Personally I'd message some friendly chat over email/facebook(whichever you prefer). If I saw them around campus I'd probably give them a wave and start a conversation or two if I wasn't busy. Not sure if you're looking for a relationship but if you're not against it I'd probably ask the person out after getting to know them a little better. If not, it's always nice to make a new friend.

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#8  Edited By SocietySays

I'm sorry, but this sounds like a "do you like me? Circle one" kind of question. You are 20 years old, do you truly not have any idea on what YOU want to do?

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#9  Edited By Simplexity

This is the most obvious troll.

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#10  Edited By EpicSteve

It's extremely difficult to just talk to a woman randomly in public in a non social event. It actually shows he has a lot of balls, he probably even faked not knowing how to do the problem to get you to come over. You should Facebook him and maybe invite him to have coffee with you or something. Frankly, you should be flattered.

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#11  Edited By Dagbiker

@Simplexity said:

This is the most obvious troll.

I agree, but on the off case its not.

Just email him, guys do this all the time, and you know what? Its kinda crap. So if you think he might be worth it, then email him.

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#12  Edited By crusader8463

Give him a hand job the next time you see him and see if he wants a second date? It's not rocket science.

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#13  Edited By OrwellHuxZam

Spend more time with him. He seems sweet. If you're feeling bold, you might want to try asking the fellow out--one more thing he won't have to haltingly ask you.

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#14  Edited By j0lter

E-mail him. Him being nervous just shows that he's attracted to you and afraid of screwing his chances up. Go for it girl

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#15  Edited By JessicaHero

Thanks everyone, I think I'll just try to talk to him in person though the next time I see him, if he's not busy. I'll let you guys know how it turns out.

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#16  Edited By TheHumanDove

lawl, leaving facebook and email contact info.

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#17  Edited By Snail

Your account was created on October 3rd. These are your first two posts.

You created an account on Giant Bomb with the purpose of asking the forums for advice on dating guys?

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#18  Edited By FluxWaveZ

@JessicaHero: Touch his shoulder.

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#19  Edited By JessicaHero

@Snail said:

Your account was created on October 3rd. These are your first two posts.

You created an account on Giant Bomb with the purpose of asking the forums for advice on dating guys?

What better place to get advice from a guy's point of view?

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#20  Edited By EthanielRain

He's probably socially awkward, has an anxiety disorder or some such thing. Give the dude a chance IMHO...people like that are usually incredibly loyal and kind once they do develop a relationship with ya.

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#21  Edited By Snail

@JessicaHero: Exactly. As I was writing that I realized how this might have been a pretty clever thing, considering your description of the guy. It's how you asked from the girl's perspective of "what would you do?" that baffled me.

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#23  Edited By Aetheldod

Check his facebook and see if people know him .... I think he was just shy and like many of us extremely nervous when talking to you , you see real men like us dont know how to talk to girls D: !!!! We are not James Bond ya know

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#24  Edited By Jace

@JessicaHero said:

I'm a 20 year old woman and am in university. Today at the university library a guy who I have seen around campus a lot, but do not know, was using the computer two seats away from me. Well he did something odd, he asked me if I could help him with a physics problem, granted, it was a rather difficult problem. Since I'm nice and he was fairly attractive, I decided to help him out. Well it was a difficult problem and while we were trying to solve the problem, which took about 5 minutes, we talked about our other classes and school what-not. After solving the problem, he thanked me, and we went back to his computer two seats away from me.

Well about 15 minutes later he got up, apparently to leave, and on the way out he stopped by me and thanked me again for helping him. He seemed extremely nervous, and he handed me a piece of paper with a e-mail address and Facebook URL on it. He said it was his e-mail address and that if I ever wanted to talk that I could message him. I didn't know what to say, he was cute and he seemed nice and intelligent; after a few seconds passed he said "sorry this is really pathetic, I'm really bad at this, sorry and thanks for the help earlier... I have to get 'byeing'... I mean leaving, have a great day." He seemed extremely nervous around me and he quickly walked away after that.

I would like to hear the thoughts of the guys and girls here on this. What would you think of such a situation if it happened to you? Would you contact him at all via e-mail or Facebook? And what would you do the next time you ran into him on campus?

Man, I sure feel better about myself after reading that.

"sorry this is really pathetic, I'm really bad at this, sorry and thanks for the help earlier... I have to get 'byeing'... I mean leaving, have a great day."

Priceless.

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#25  Edited By BraveToaster

Next he'll be asking for help with his Anatomy class

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#26  Edited By JessicaHero

@Snail said:

@JessicaHero: Exactly. As I was writing that I realized how this might have been a pretty clever thing, considering your description of the guy. It's how you asked from the girl's perspective of "what would you do?" that baffled me.

I meant if a girl approached you in this manner, lol.

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#27  Edited By mrpandaman

@JessicaHero: Since I am not a girl, but a guy, I'd say if you see him again just say hey and try to have a little more small talk. If that was me who gave you the email, I'm thinking that there's a 90% chance that you won't contact me through email and I would actually be hoping that we run into each other instead.

If a girl approached me in this manner, I'd be more comfortable speaking in person rather speaking online. But if I don't see them for, let's say 2 days, then I would probably hit them up online especially if i was interested in them.

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#28  Edited By captain_max707

This seems more suited to Reddit.

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#29  Edited By cornbredx

He's clearly interested in you. 
 
Since you both seem to be socially awkward I would guess it's a good match. Meet up in places that are comfortable  (with other people around- so you can hopefully get a good feel for if one or the other is a rapist/serial killer or not) and get to know each other as friends and see where it takes you... like people usually do. 
 
This message is brought to you by the council of common sense.

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#30  Edited By InsidiousBliss

I would not ask a bunch of random people for advice :) but that's just me.

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#31  Edited By FlarePhoenix

@InsidiousBliss said:

I would not ask a bunch of random people for advice :) but that's just me.

But don't you see, it gives the person asking the question the illusion they're doing something with, you know, actually doing something.

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I'm a little curious why whether or not he was attractive factored into your decision to help him.

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#33  Edited By audiosnow

@SexyToad said:

Email him him a but then ask for his phone number. Then see where that take you.

I first interpreted this to mean, "Email him a picture of a butt, then ask for his phone number."

Which, I mean, I guess that is one way to handle it.

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#34  Edited By Phatmac

Go for it.

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#35  Edited By TheHT

@FluxWaveZ said:

@JessicaHero: Touch his shoulder.

HNNNNNNNNNNG

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#36  Edited By cornbredx
@Soapy86 said:

I'm a little curious why whether or not he was attractive factored into your decision to help him.

I wondered this too, but decided to not question it and go for the common sense tip approach.
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#37  Edited By guiseppe

You only helped him because he was attractive?

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#38  Edited By J12088

You are not a girl. That's my bet.

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#39  Edited By JasonR86

Run for the hills because he sounds creepy as hell. Also...

@J12088 said:

You are not a girl. That's my bet.

You've got balls kid. I was totally thinking that but decided not to say anything. I'm glad you did.

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#40  Edited By ChadMasterFlash

Where's the obligatory Giant Bomb dating advice picture?

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#41  Edited By Dalai

Touch shoulder, fake own death, blah blah blah.

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#42  Edited By Milkman

What's the problem here? You said he was cute. Just request him on Facebook and talk to him.

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Props to whoever made this.....  I shouldve wrote down the name..... 

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#44  Edited By JasonR86

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Props to whoever made this..... I shouldve wrote down the name.....
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Fucking'a.

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#45  Edited By Mcfart

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

Props to whoever made this..... I shouldve wrote down the name.....
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Lol so gud since Brad's looking at the Ryan pic =D

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#46  Edited By TruthTellah

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG: EFF! That image is awesome. No matter whether anything else good comes out of this thread, that image certainly makes it worthwhile. Congrats to whoever made it!

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#47  Edited By bio595

Ask him out for lunch or coffee,

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#48  Edited By Mcfart

@bio595 said:

Ask him out for lunch or coffee,

Then touch his shoulder.

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#49  Edited By AlexanderSheen

Even if you're a girl or not (like some think), just go for it. If you think his attractive and didn't wanted to punch him in the face after 5 minutes of talking, then talk with him some more, or do ...other things with him.

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#50  Edited By Imissyou

He seems cute, lovely, and intelligent and I would definately go for it. Being shy isn't a bad thing, as I'm the same around men....very awkward. When I do finally trust someone and open up then it's hugs and kisses and cuddles all the time <3