During my highschool days I was really shy and only had a couple of close friends. Never had a date because I never had the confidence to ask anyone out. I am a pretty attractive guy, so I dont know why I am so shy. Heres the thing, I go to a local community college and most of the people there are people who went to my highschool or I know them already. They have their little 'groups' and people act as if they dont want to know you if they dont already. This has not helped my shyness problem around girls,although it is slowly getting better. I have met some new friends who are more outgoing and I feel comfortable with. But, my "best friend" from high school is really starting to get on my nerves. I try to avoid him sometimes and I just dont know what to do. I feel like I need to start over to rid my shyness problem and meet people who never knew me as being shy. Because its even harder to change an image someone already has about you. I just dont know...any advice is appreciated.