Originally Posted by Rock Strongo
I might go down the road of Keith Floyd. Drinking and smoking too much due to loneliness, and ending up dying too young... This isn't starting to go well...
It just doesn't feel good right now. I wish I were more social and being able to carry a conversation in real life, instead of just writing about my many shortcomings on a tennis forum.
I have not heard of Keith Floyd, but from what I have read of your posts, you are clearly really smart and have a good sense of humour; maybe you just need to keep gaining experience in social situations.
Don't be focused on yourself and be interested in the person you are talking to. I have spent a fair amount of time in Denmark and Sweden, and found Swedes to be, in general, pretty shy. Remember that a lot of people around you feel pretty much the same way. If you are talking to a girl, just talk about things like what she did last weekend, movies, and have fun.