whether he's shy or not.
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Nope, just not true. I have a mental list of about 100 or so women that I not only have not asked out (when I really wanted to), I hardly interacted with them at all. Why? because there either was absolutely no chance they'd respond in my favor; or they sent no positive body language that invited me; or because in that time-period I was feeling too vulnerable to take a risk, having been rejected numerous times in a row (in my early adulthood), and not wanting to go through that again under the circumstances; or because it was obvious that I had been friendzoned. Not even a matter of shyness (which I had at 18, but gladly not anymore) but because the odds are too far against. I have learned (thru sad experience) to never take flirting or compliments or friendly behavior as anything. I ignore it basically, as I have been proven wrong most of the time. For an example one time after I had been asked to dance by this ultra- hot chick, it turned out she was a man-hating lesbian who threatened to carve me up on the dance floor with her knife just for laughs after she had lulled me for a half-hour or so. The bouncer took the knife away, thankfully. I don't fully trust anyone's good intentions/sincerity at this point. I have some other similar experiences but you get the point.0