Combined, the points below will describe a guy who's really, really inhibited and awkward around women.Not all shy men will have issues that intense or have every characteristic apply to them.Half the fun of going out is getting to know someone new, so allow yourself to let that happen organically." —Oliver B."Please don't compare us to your exes—out loud or even in your head.Sometimes horror stories about them can make for fun discussion, but don't ever bring your ex into the conversation if it's not called for."Please don't assume we're going to the nicest restaurant in the city because I won't take you there.I'll take you to a dive bar with amazing burgers to see how you react.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.
A post I made about why women shouldn't take the initiative in relationships evoked some questions about how to deal with shy men - after all, shy men don't chase women, and are unlikely to initiate anything.
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.
When I hear about a girl's man, I'm assuming we probably shouldn't be on that date period.
If she literally can't keep his name out of her mouth for a couple of hours, it makes me feel like she's clearly not over past issues.