So, like the title says today was the first time I've ever made a move on a woman. I'm 19 never had gf, been kissed etc. etc. - you get the idea. Apart from speaking to girls in school or anything work-related, I've never had problems. But I was always too afraid to escalate it to something intimate. Today was something different, I finally broke my approach virginity and made a move. But let's start from the start of my day so you'd understand the situation better. So, I set my alarm clock for 7 AM but since I went to bed late last night I dismissed the alarm and fell asleep 1 hour and 30 minutes more. Since it was 8:30 and I had to get to the firm I had an internship from my school in 9:00 I took a quick shower and had fast macaroni done and ate them. Then without rushing that much I walked to the firm which is 10 min away and I was late, but it didn't matter anyway since everyone who was responsible for me was on a vacation and I left. Good thing I had a bonus 1:30 hr nap eh? Anyway, the weather was nice I had spare time, so I decided to go to near park space and workout on the bars. I did my usual routine - chin-ups, dips etc. Until some man came to workout as well. Shortly we started a conversation firstly about our exercises then about how professional athletes use steroids (this topic is very easy to start a conversation with people who work out lol works every time). Shortly after an older man came also and he joined in the conversation and the workout. The conversation shifted to "secrets and conspiracy" because of the first man. He started talking about how petrol bosses destroyed Nikola Tesla's lab and got his patents because he invented the eternal engine. How also the greater power's have weapons which change the weather and that sort of shit. I told em that it is true to some extent but we couldn't know for sure and remained skeptical and didn't want to argue bout it. The older man listened with interest and agreed with most of it. The conspiracy guy wasn't crazy but he probably watched a lot of national geographic documentaries lol. He was actually smart because we talked about electronics later a bit since he was an en engineer and that's what I was learning in school also. However , while we were talking came a cute redhead chick also to workout. She was short bout 1m65 probably 16-18 old I don't know. My workouts are usually long since I take long rests and do max reps until every drop a strength in me is gone. So the old was very fast and finished first, shortly the conspiracy guy finished also. The cute girl and I remained. I know this was it man I had to take the risk. Lately I've been reading about behavioural psychology, "daygaming"women but I still couldn't overcome my approach anxiety. There were days where I went out with the goal of approaching 1 woman a day and i end up following them a couple of blocks "stalker"style and still not being able to do it. And every time I felt like shit because I didn't take action. So I knew that if I don't act now I'd have to deal with feelings of regret later which will consume me. Plus the situation was somewhat decent to make a move. So, I finished my workout as well but the girl was still doing some sets. Then I went to her and said if she has alot of sets left and if she wanted to grab a drink later. She said that she has to go to school. Then I asked her for a phone so she could call me right now and get each other's numbers - she said she didn't have a phone. I asked for a phone number she said she didn't know it. Then i was like ok We'll do it medieval style just tell me a place and time and I'll be there. Then she started smiling and walking awkwardly around the place... I got the message she was thinking oh shit this guy is hitting on me what to do now. And from the literature I read I knew women don't like confrontation so they would rather make some excuse then tell it to a guy's face. I knew that if i kept persisting I would only make the situation more awkward so I just said "I respect your decision, have a nice day" and just walked away. Maybe if i had greater conversational skills I would have been able to make her feel more comfortable, but I don't. Since that was like my first experience ever. Still I did most of the stuff I read about breathing deeply, good posture, getting straight to the point, eye contact (until she started walking randomly and smiling). But yeah for the first time I think it was simple and good enough. When I was walking home i was thinking fuck i messed it up fuckl fuck, but then I remembered how I must view every progress I make as a victory no matter how small it is. Always look on the positive side. Today I breached my fear of approaching tommorow i'll breach it even more, until i succeed. Overall now that i look at it i feel stronger and more of a MAN for taking a risk at the face of adversity and i am proud of myself. Sorry for the long post keep pushing guys when you give up that's when you lost!