Hey man, good to see you!
What did I hear you asked girl to go out?
Wow man it took a lot of courage to do that
We have to step out of our comfort zone and to ask and reach for others, only by doing so our confidence will grow, you did great job
I've read other part of your post and I can only add that we all are tempted many times. Sometimes we have more strength and sometimes we are more prone to challenges.
In similar situations I'm trying to imagine hugging my self and saying: you are good, you can do it, hold on or similar positive ans supportive words. And you many times I succeed.
So please keep fighting my dear brave survivor!