On Playing the Guitar and Numb Fingers

Recently I bought a guitar. I had a sudden spike of interest in learning a string instrument and seemingly, the guitar was the easiest to learn and play, so I bought one. I went to the music store and chose one that I had come across several times on the internet; the Epiphone DR-100. Taking it home, I discovered that playing the guitar was both easier and harder to play than I had thought it to be. Easier because we only needed to play learn how to play chords in order to play songs, and harder, because after a while, I couldn't feel my fingers. Having no experience with guitars, I had chosen the guitar that had metal strings instead of plastic or nylon, which made it incredibly painful to play at first. Hopefully, my fingertips will grow tougher and I'll be able to play better in the future.