According to them, I would make a good boyfriend but I just don’t have it in me to approach a girl. I am now attracted to a girl but don’t have the guts to confess my feelings to her. What if she laughs at me? My inferiority complex is too much to handle.
— Sukur

Illustration/ Amit Bandre

Dear Sukur,
Good heavens! You don’t have to say ‘I love you’ in the first meeting itself. Just start off with a casual conversation. If she is interested in you, she too will keep the conversation flowing. If there are things in common between you’ll, it will help a great deal. Things will fall in place after that. Don’t put pressure on expressing your feelings, it will happen over a period of time. You can drop hints by being caring and loving. I am sure she will understand. Also, if you put pressure and a deadline to have a girlfriend, you will never get one. You are only 22 and have a long way to go.

Diana will solve it!
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