Thanks - I should be more grateful for my good luck. I used internet dating and was lucky to meet a couple of sympathetic people. Internet dating is a really good way of meeting people if you have SA imho. It can take out a lot of the anxiety of actually making first contact with people.@strange_world
don’t worry you didn’t need to ask.
I personally don’t judge my own appearance harshly, most other people don’t either I think but there have been a few moments that lasted a couple of months in the past where some people seemed to struggle with my looks. It is their problem not mine lol
But the voice I did struggle with, it is what you get when an entire class starts laughing everytime you open your mouth lol. It is conditioned in my brain, not much I can change about it anymore now lol
Those relationships must have been very good for your overall life experiences, you definitely should remember the things you learned from them and cherish the good moments. I have always been too shy or even anxious to start a relationship, I have never let any girl get close to me even though some seemed to want to get to know me but that was also a long time ago.
School was the worst wasn't it! I still remember all my embarassing stuff to this day. I was in a really terrible band at school. I played bass. I remember us trying to play in front of a room full of people and all of our instruments were out of tune! We could hardly play the things, either. No applause, complete silence. I tried to fit in at school by playing music and doing sports but I wasn't any good at either and it just led to more embarassment.
Anyway to stay on-topic: I'm too shy to approach people, I reveal way too many potentially off-putting things about myself (like my past problems with psychosis and self-harm) and I'm a bit awkward and over-enthusiastic as well so friends probably aren't a thing I'm going to do on here.