Lover nervous about dating
It's legitimately strong, not something where they can just take a deep breath and push through it.
Sometimes this nervousness shows up as the physical symptoms of anxiety.
Unsurprisingly, they're really nervous and hesitant about this as well. They may have a blatant, all-systems-go opportunity where the woman is clearly interested, but they can't manage to go through with it.
There they are, sitting on a couch watching a movie with their date when the credits start to roll.
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.
I also wrote a follow up to this article on some of the unique issues shy women struggle with.
The occasional time that someone they fancy talks to them first they often get too flustered, and the resulting brief conversation consists of some stuttered half-coherent answers on their part.
She seems attracted and intrigued and like she's waiting for him to approach her.
He sees this, gets nervous, and never conjures up the guts to speak to her. He can't work up the nerve to talk to her another time.
At other time they can force themselves to do it, but they're a total mess inside the whole time.
One problem that can plague shyer guys is that sometimes their nervousness doesn't appear when they first meet a woman, but comes back to bite them soon after.