True true. Well, it's pretty easy here in California. I've approached a number of guys and asked them because i was interested, and I'm not missing any teeth as of yet. But, had I done the same back home in Texas, well, I may not be here writing this post.
I say definitely do whatever you're comfortable with. But confidence doesn't just 'happen' - you have to actively build it. And part of that is putting yourself out there. You can't grow if you aren't risking failure. And someone saying 'no, thanks' isn't really so bad.