In september the school formals are on, im a bit nervous about them, im pretty shy and do struggle to enage and hold conversation with people, the girl beside me asked me to her formal ive known her all my life igrees to go knowing she'd come to mine and i thought that at the very least its better to turn up with someone rather than by myself. im worried however how'll ill get on obviously shes gonna introduce me to all her friends and i dont want to look overly shy or even aloof, it would be helpful if someone could giving me some hints as to how to make this a positive event and broaden my social life rahter than shrink it further. Thnx
Just be nice! Making a good first impression is very important. Smile, make eye contact, comment on her dress or hair or something. If you find yourself in a convosation with someone and you don't know what to talk about then just ask questions. If your partner introduces you to them maybe you could ask how they know each other, what subjects she does etc. Make sure you nod and smile and continue eye contact. Most likely they will ask something about you then it will flow from there.