Is your situation uncommon, perhaps. Is it weird though, not really no. I'm in a similar situation (26 and never had a gf). I'm also somewhat shy and quiet as well. It's hard to say for sure given what you've provided, but I would guess that the shyness plays a big role in your lack of a boyfriend. Here's the thing, shyness isn't exactly what I would consider a turn-off for most guys. Me personally, I wouldn't really care if I was dating a girl that was shy. That being said, I would probably prefer to date a girl that was more outgoing to compensate for my shyness. Like I said, by being shy, you aren't really turning off guys. Instead, you're making yourself less approachable. Us guys look for cues in a girl to see if she's interested (e. g. she's smiling a lot, touching us, laughing at our jokes, etc.). Shy people tend to be less expressive and keep to themselves. In all honesty, guys probably look at you, assume you aren't interested in them/like them, and move on to the next girl. Shyness is a part of your personality, so I wouldn't expect you to just stop being shy. However, what you will need to do is to try to smile more, be more flirty, etc. I know it's hard, but it's pretty much the only way. I guarantee that by doing this, you will get more attention from guys. Maybe you can get your friends to give you tips/demonstrate how to successfully flirt with guys. Regardless, try hanging out more at places where there are lots of guys. Practice talking to them in a flirty way (you don't have to lead them on or anything, just be friendly). This will be uncomfortable at first, but just like everything else, you'll get more comfortable and confident with time and experience. Good luck!