I can’t be the only girl out there (or guy, I suppose) with this problem: I’m single, and I have been for nearly five years, and I’m usually okay with that. Sometimes, though, I wish I could just walk up to a guy with confidence and be like “hey you’re cute/I like your shirt/you like this song?” BUT I CAN’T. I have no idea how to introduce myself to people, and watching me flirt with someone is – I’m 110% sure – physically painful. I’ve read countless articles and books about how to flirt with people, how to be more confident, and how to be charming. But I just can’t do it. Which is why, I believe, that I’ve become comfortable being single – because I can’t be bothered with the anxiety that comes along with meeting people, so I just don’t. This is my story (and hopefully the story of many others) as told through Toy Story gifs… Phase 1: Making the decision to actually go out. Phase 2: Getting ready. Phase 3: Liquid courage. Phase 4: Thinking about going over to someone. Phase 5: Talking myself into going over to someone. Phase 6: Telling my friends about going over to someone. Phase 7: Attempt to talk to someone. Phase 8: They think I’m weird. Phase 9: Lose all confidence. Phase 10: Go home defeated.