I graduated early, so I'm 17 and in
I graduated early, so I'm 17 and in college. I haven't made any friends so far, I'm too nervous to ask the other students for help when I'm stuck, and I feel so scared and lonely. I only have two friends in all and I never see them because they're still in high school. I want to make friends or even get out and try to date, but I can't bring myself to talk to people at school because I feel like even if they grow fond of me, they won't want to be my friend if they find out I'm at least a year younger than them or they'll write me off as naive and "adorable" and treat me like a pet instead of a friend. I especially am afraid of trying to date for the same reasons on a higher scale.
Every day, I see everyone else talking to each other and making new friends in the class but I'm always alone and watching from the sidelines. I just wish I had at least one friend, someone to talk to at school, even if it's just, "Hey, how are you? Did you have trouble with the English homework? So what are you doing this weekend?"