I met this girl I really like, but I’m afraid to tell her because I’m a really shy person. I’m okay talking with most girls, but she’s different. Help!

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It’s normal to feel shy around your crush because you care about what they think. You can start a conversation by finding something you have in common.  Are you in the same math class, take the same bus, like the same sports team? You could start a conversation with “Hi, I noticed we’re in the same _____ class. I don’t think we’ve met yet. My name is __________.” Pause and see if she will introduce herself. If not, ask her what her name is then bring up something to keep the conversation going such as: “What do you think about _____________?” (Ex. the homework assignment or how your team is doing). You can’t go wrong if you are sincere, show interest in the other person, make eye contact, are a good listener, are in the moment and not distracted with your phone or something else. When it feels right, you might invite her to join in a group activity like hanging out with friends or going to a sports game.