Dear M Girl,
There's this guy I like, but there are rumors he kissed another girl, and every time I see him with her I feel so insecure! Whenever I try to tell him I like him the words get stuck. What should I do? I'm just so scared of rejection.
Let me start by telling you that I've SO been there! Being insecure around your crush is 100% natural. First of all, the rumors that he kissed another girl may just be rumors! And, even if they're not, who cares? He may not want to be smooching another girl once he knows how YOU feel.
Now comes the tricky part -- telling him. Being scared of rejection is one of the biggest fears a girl can go through -- and it never really gets easier. It is SO hard to put yourself out there, but really rewarding no matter what. If he likes you back, you made it happen, if not, you can start to move on. Dip your toes in the water a bit. Drop hints here and there that you're into him, like getting flirty when you chat or asking him to hang. Try to read him and see how he reacts. You can also try and get the scoop from his buds about whether or not you're on his radar. Once you have a better feel for the sitch, pull him aside and just blurt it out -- rip off that band-aid. Though rejection can sting, you'll regret it more if you don't give it a shot.
Good luck, lady! Comment back and tell me how it goes -- I'm thinking of you!
What do you think ladies? What should our reader do? Have you ever dealt with a similar sitch?