How do I connect with a girl I like and have a meaningful relationship with her, even if it means just being just good friends?
My problem is that I can talk and connect well with guys and girls who I am not attracted to and have a strong relationship. I am not afraid of what I might say. However, when I see a girl I have a crush on, I am never comfortable and always analyze her response. I am afraid I might say something stupid.
I am in high school right now. If I get rejected I will never live it down because everyone will find out and gossip about it. Asking her out during lunch break at school would just embarrass her in front of her friends. I don’t know how to approach her alone. How should I go about asking her out on a date?