Almost all men get somewhat nervous when they have to ask a woman out, or kiss her, or even talk to her for the first time.

As with all the other writing on this site, the points here are from a mix of my own experience and accounts I've come across of how shy guys say they think.

I also wrote a follow up to this article on some of the unique issues shy women struggle with.

I'll break this down further below, but their central problem is that they're just really anxious, scared, and inhibited around women.

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.

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