Dating a shy man
Dating advice is outside the scope of this site, with this article being a semi-exception.
Over the years several women have written me to tell me reading this site has helped them understand the actions of a shy guy they were pursuing.
With that in mind I thought I'd try to be even more helpful and write a whole article outlining what it's like to be a man who's really shy and inexperienced with women.
At the end I give a few thoughts on what to do if there's a shy guy in your life you're interested in.
Unsurprisingly, they're really nervous and hesitant about this as well. They may have a blatant, all-systems-go opportunity where the girl is clearly interested, but they can't manage to go through with it.
She seems attracted and intrigued and like she's waiting for the guy to approach her.
At other time they can force themselves to do it, but they're a total wreck inside the whole time.
One problem that can plague shyer guys is that sometimes their nervousness doesn't appear when they first meet a girl, but comes back to bite them soon after.
They may never ask them out, or put it off so long that by the time they do they're well into the Friend Zone.
Even with all of the above stacked against them, a shyer, inexperienced guy will sometimes have enough things go their way that they end up in a position where they're alone with a woman and want to 'make a move' on them (e.g., kiss them, put their arm around them, etc.).