To start I am very shy and I don't tend to just talk to any girl on the street, way too shy for that. My friends back home aren't very social either so even if I wanted to go to one of those social gatherings to maybe get some experience with talking to girls I can't. I have a bad habit of not going to those places alone. Needless to say, even talking to a J-girl would be nearly impossible for me. Nor do I see myself actually living in Japan so maybe that isn't the best option either. I know I need practice, but maybe some advice here would also be helpful. Thanks a lot guys!