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Something scares you.
These things might worry you, but something else makes your palms sweat and your pulse hit triple digits: asking someone out on a date. It makes the remaining friendship awkward at best, humiliating at worst. Revealing romantic feelings is a risky business.
Many people find a way around the risk. Or at least they think they do. So instead of asking the person on a date, you go on approximations of dates that allow for plausible deniability of all romantic intentions. You study together. You exercise together.
You find lame excuses to call or text. Worst of all, you engage in the most banal and abysmal of non-dates—going to coffee. It has the trappings of a date—a cozy ambiance, comforting beverages, atmospheric music—while allowing everyone involved to disavow the actual occurrence of a date.
Fear of rejection alone has resulted in the proliferation of Starbucks like a French-roasted virus. People suffer through this in the hope that the object of their affection will eventually buckle and reveal his or her true feelings.
They wait and watch. They keep making up excuses to hang out, hedging all their bets and waiting for God to give them a. They described men who drove them crazy by calling and hanging around while never asking them out on a real date.
They said that it was exhausting trying to figure out which guys liked them versus which guys liked them. You might have nothing in common with the person. The music she loves might make you nauseous. He might be a serial killer. The problem is that many people never make the leap. They hang out perpetually, creating confusion and tension that could easily be dissipated by asking someone on a date.
Overcoming this fear involves two steps:.
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