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Awkwardness after being rejected by a girl
Some time ago I asked a girl out and was rejected, which is fair enough. But since then, because I see her every week, things have been awkward. We were at first ignoring each other but afterwards she made an effort to talk to me. I've always tried to keep my distance so that I don't fall for her too much and also to not make her feel uncomfortable but this seems to have had the opposite effect. Now, it seems like I'm ignoring her but always eavesdropping into conversations she's having with other people and I think it's making her feel uncomfortable. It's not that I'm deliberately eavesdropping. It's just that were always near each other. My idea is to see if I can get a short conversation going on Facebook messenger and then maybe having a short conversation when I see her in person as well. That way I'm not being rude by ignoring her and hopefully if I've had a moderate length conversation with her both online and in person, it will seem less weird and less like I'm just ignoring her and eavesdropping on her conversations with other people. Any ideas on what I should do to overcome the awkwardness and not rub off as a creep on her?