Well I can say that I have to confess something. I have always had trouble talking to new people, let alone girls(I only have 1 friend that I talk to nowadays). I was diagnosed with autism a couple of years ago, so it made sense that I had issues with that. I am more comfortable usually talking with older guys(like my dads friends in my fantasy league).
Something weird though happened at my family reunion at Tahoe a couple of weeks ago. I'm probably the only one over 18 who hasn't brought a significant other to it(which I haven't cared about). I usually just talk with a few certain people(mostly about sports like the Giants and Warriors, etc). So during our goofy 10 v 10 beach volleyball game(which is silly as it sounds), one of my cousins girlfriends(who I hadn't even met or talked to) randomly smiled at me. I of course didn't think much of it, but then afterward she shook my hand and introduced herself, which again I didn't think much of. That night, I went to the casino, and was joined by some people, including those 2. After I was done playing she again shook my hand to meet me. She was from Washington, but currently lives in Phoenix. I asked "Are you a Seahawks fan?", to she said she isn't really into sports, but would claim them as her favorite team.(I said I like the Niners and the Cardinals are my #2 team). I also said I have family from Tucson and love the Wildcats. What was weird is after that the conversation continued and I seemingly had very little issues talking to her(about several topics). She paid more attention to me then her boyfriend playing blackjack. She touched my shoulder/arm a few times. Oddly enough I was barely sweating and even shared some personal things with her. I admitted that I don't really have many friends and it was weird for me to be talking to her, to which she thought that I was doing a great job. She had said she enjoyed talking with me when I had to leave the next day. I realized that I actually like her and would like to maybe see her again, but obviously I'm well aware that she's taken(and she doesn't live near me). It just made no sense that she was actually interested in talking to me initially and that I wasn't nervous at all in talking to her.