bnm11 replied 11 months ago:
I used to be really shy and honestly have never been in a relationship. I say start out slow. You can't entirely change who you are overnight. If you have a way to meet people before school starts, start chatting online or something. Find a club that interests you. I do not have a ton of guy friends, but the ones I have met, I've met through my girl friends. My best advice is to just be yourself. Talk about anything. I only met one of my guy friends this past year, and I was really shy around him at first. We started to hang out in groups and got to know each other better through friends. It took time for me to get over my shyness, but if you have a friend to support you and as long as you are always honest, you will get over your shyness. Just stay true to yourself and gradually you will become less shy. I hope this helps!