Re: How to escalate things with a shy/prude girl?
Yes yes yes I agree with Shakeshi. My current gf is pretty shy, but I kept pushing and showing confidence. She does express a little of her feelings, but once we made it official it skyrocketed. You really have to take the lead on this one and not try to look for obvious signs that she's interested. Just assume she is interested and keep pushing until you encounter heavy resistance.
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