!!!ADVICE LIGHTNING ROUND!!!
1. Shy Guy Syndrome, or SGS, is an affliction that effects millions of dudes, bros, guys, and men the world over. The only known cures are beer, dark enclosed spaces, and women who are willing to take a chance on what seems like a sure thing. These cures can be combined in a super-cure, which is also known as a slam dunk. Shatter that backboard, ma.
2. Feel it out! Be as honest as you want, but be careful, because the difference between 20 (college, usually) and 25 (the real world) is a vast one. People are more guarded, but that doesn’t mean you have to be. Just keep yourself open to the possibility that sometimes people play games, and just because you know what you want, doesn’t mean you can’t play along too.
3. If you invited her to a surprise picnic, it’s not a surprise. It’s best to ambush her in the middle of the night with brie, crackers, and wine. And chloroform.*
*Dear God, don’t really do that. But have an edible arrangement sent to her work. That’s a surprise you can EAT!