Funny story for you all. As some of you may remember from previous threads, there's a girl who I was seeing for a while, and she broke it off for whatever reason. Well, recently, I've sort of opened up to her and told her how I was feeling. She sort of noticed that I was beginning to be less shy around people, and her, so we started to hang out a little bit more (as friends). Today, she was over at my house editting the school newspaper, and then we printed it off. Talking quite a bit along the way. Having fun, perfectly friendly. She was talking to a friend of mine on msn, and then at the end of their conversation, she told him it was her. He replied, "oh, the girl he was too afraid to do anything with because he was too shy?" she looks at me, replies "i guess so". He then says "yeah, he really liked you". This was the most awkward 5 minutes of my life. A bit later she packed up and went home, and she was laughing about it. I hope my new found confidence around her isn't washed away now. I just want to be comfortable hanging around her as a friend. It was definitely awkward. Anyone have any similar stories?