If you're feeling a little awkward today, just remember...
1.) I’ve never not had my voice crack while asking someone on a date.
2.) My ears turn bright red when I’m nervous.
3.) I once cried at the zoo when I saw a manatee with scars on its back… It was healed… In the zoo… And fine…
4.) I have a “Winnie the Pooh” voice, and I swear to god, I sometimes slip into accidentally when I’m around someone I have a crush on.
5.) I have no idea what to do with compliments.
If you ever feel awkward or strange, just remember that out there, somewhere, is a 6-foot-2, 220lbs CrossFitter who is covered in tattoos that slips into a Winnie the Pooh voice when he likes someone.
So, basically, you’re killing it.
In all seriousness, though, embrace the awkwardness. In my experience, most of the time someone being a bit awkward or quirky stems from a place of sincerity. Embrace that shit.