So there is this girl I talk to at work (not very often, I haven't worked with her for a couple weeks and were still in high school) that I've gone on a lunch "date" with (school lunch we went to Subway together, she initiated this) and eaten break with before, but she lost interest, I wouldn't say I'm in the friend zone because we don't really interact anymore so I think I can try to game her in the future. Anyway, the reason I believe this happened is because I was really nervous (showed lack of confidence) because she was an upper class girl and I am lower-middle class and I had trouble looking her in the eyes every time we sat down face to face. I'd always like turn my head and look around all awkwardly but I felt like I couldn't help it. Does anybody else who has experienced this have any advice on how to combat it? I know I'm capable of getting 9's and 10's (my last serious ex was a 9) but these days I just feel so nervous around them. I can fight the nerves and keep a humorous conversation going but I can't really look them in the eye so I look awkwardly in a different direction and then try to remake eye contact but then the same thing happens.