Post by SilentShadow on Jul 28, 2004 14:44:12 GMT -5
Hello again everybody,
Recently, I was walking my dog around my neighborhood. I decided to take some different streets just to change things and while I was walking, I seen a girl playing with a couple of puppies in her yard. I thought she looked very attractive and I really wanted to say something. She didn't notice me or my dog so I just kept walking. When I got home I immediately regreted not talking to her. My neighborhood is very boring and this is the FIRST time I've seen a girl my age within miles from my house. I walk my dog every night, and I'm likely to bump into this girl again. Any advice on how to start a conversation or how to get her to notice me without looking like some gross pervert. As you all know, I'm notoriously shy and have no self confidence. I have trouble making (and keeping) eye contact. But I really want to talk to this girl, please help
Post by iroseiroared2 on Jul 28, 2004 16:16:43 GMT -5
Well first of all since you both have dogs maybe you can start a conversation about that. Ask her if she has any more pets, when she moved in the area since this the first time you've seen someone who isn't old in the area! Just joke a little and be lighthearted, nothing serious. You don't have to say too much, maybe she will make the conversation a bit easier and if she doesn't, then hey maybe she's shy too!
One time in NYC I noticed two women coming together and talking for awhile because their dogs were all over each other.. and later on a third one joined! Maybe if your dog and hers take a liking to each other that will not only bring about conversation but a feeling of "attraction" between you and her as well, hehe. What do you think?
Well good luck, and go for a walk around there again, you'll most likely run into her. Keep us updated!
Post by GreenFerret on Jul 28, 2004 20:01:00 GMT -5
Ooh, yes; the dogs make a very good conversation thingy. Ask things like what breed they are, what their names are... ask if they chew on things... And if you run out of things to say, just flip one of the puppies over and start rubbing its belly. If you're busy saying "good boy, aren't you a good boy!" and things of that nature, she probably won't be able to help but like you at least a bit, PLUS it gives you a moment to think of something clever to say! Bringing your dog could, of course, be a great thing, but only if your dog is nice around other dogs. I know my dog thinks she is a person, and would nip at any animal who tried to play with her. If your dog does not have chemistry with puppies or other dogs, you could always talk about yours, without introducing him then and there. Hopefully, however, IRoseIRoared is right, and your dogs will help you strike up a friendship and maybe more.
"Anyone who wants to know the human psyche... would be better advised to abandon exact science, put away his scholar's gown, bid farewell to his study, and wander with human heart throughout the world." -Carl Jung
Post by SilentShadow on Aug 5, 2004 20:38:32 GMT -5
Life can be funny sometimes... I was walking my dog last night (as I do everynight) I walked in front of the girl's house, then it hit me: I recognised that house. Back when I used to go to high school our bus would stop in front of it everyday. There was this one guy I never got along with, he was a real ass. He lives there and I remember him saying something about having a sister... that would be the girl I talked about earlier. no girl is worth going around this guy again. So I kinda lost interest in her pretty quick! and if being a jerk runs in her family, I'd best stay away!
and that's the end of that chapter...
Baby, even the Losers get lucky sometimes -Tom Petty