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How to start a conversation? - June 26th 2013, 12:03 AM

So, on my Tumblr I had posted a personal, rant-y type post, and one of my followers sent me a message with their number in it, saying I could text them if need be. Now before I go into this, please don't talk to me about Internet safety- I'm aware I'm taking a risk, so I use an iPod texting app with a separate number from my "actual" one that I use to text her from. Anyway, we're both kind of shy people, but there are times I actually do need to text someone (and I don't have anyone irl to confide in). So there's times I'd like to text her, but... I'm really scared to because of how shy I am. I was just wondering, how could I start a conversation next time I want to text her? She's aware that I may text her without wanting to talk about the specific problem, and just want a distraction, so I'd feel weird starting with "Hey, can I talk to you?"...because I might not actually want to talk about a problem. :P
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Re: How to start a conversation? - June 26th 2013, 04:39 AM

It made perfect sense to me. Trust me I know exactly what you're going through. You could always start with a "hey what's up?" message or "hey how's it going?" etc message and go from there. If some point after that she asks how you're doing, since she's already willing to help if ever needed, at that point you can start telling her what's going on. Hope I've helped some!
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Re: How to start a conversation? - June 26th 2013, 11:03 AM

I agree with Michael. Start off with a normal greeting, and reach what you want to talk about via a normal conversation. Trust me, I'm the exact same as you. I'd never text someone saying "Hi, can I talk to you?" or something like that.
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