A Guy Explains: Why We're Always Awkward When We Hit On You (We're Terrified)
First your heart rate launches into the stratosphere, as if someone pulled the cord on a lawnmower. Pretty soon your pulse pounding away in your head is all you can hear. Next come the usual suspects: shortness of breath, dry mouth, tunnel vision, stomach wrapping itself into a knot. For us guys, few things in life are more terrifying than cold-approaching a woman we'd like to talk to. Some men are good at it, but they're in the extreme minority. For the rest of us, the sight of a beautiful stranger is generally the first stage of total existential despair. No matter how you slice it, trying to hit on a woman is a nerve-racking experience.
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