How can I overcome shyness with girls?

First off, I'm a 15 year old boy in 10th grade. I'm 5'7" or 5'8" (I think I grew an inch since I last got a physical). I don't play any sports currently, but Im doing track this year. I am pretty quiet, ESPECIALLY around girls. If I know someone well then I can be very outgoing... show more First off, I'm a 15 year old boy in 10th grade. I'm 5'7" or 5'8" (I think I grew an inch since I last got a physical). I don't play any sports currently, but Im doing track this year.

I am pretty quiet, ESPECIALLY around girls. If I know someone well then I can be very outgoing around them, and have a good time. But I find meeting new people hard. I'm just more shy than I used to be. My last girlfriend was in 8th grade. We no longer talk.

When I go swimming or go to a hotel (or other public places) girls usually tell me I'm hot and stuff, and talk to me and stuff. But at school, Most girls never talk to me and NEVER say I'm cute or anything. It's like nobody likes me. I'm fairly popular though because of my "cool" "friends". If I can even call them that. They know I'm shy and it seems like I don't exist to them anymore.
But that's beside the point.

Basically, what I want to know is, how can a shy guy like me ever get a girlfriend or become friends with one. I actually think I'm pretty attractive, but I guess I'm lacking personality seeing as though I'm such a timid person.

Thanks for your time and any help is appreciated :)
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