We fear rejection. Yeah we're guys and we have balls and according to society we're supposed to ask the girls out and not the other way around, so we feel pressure on us, well at least I do. I asked a girl out a few months ago and she said yes but it became difficult afterward. She basically lied just to be nice to me because she had a boyfriend. She also might have wanted to hook up with me and still have her boyfriend, but that's not what I'm looking for. After this experience I took some time off from asking girls out because it hurt to go through that situation. It should have been okay, ask the girl out, she says yes, then we go on a date right? Not in this case. I reminded the girl about going out two times after that because she was dragging it out. So afterward I moved on and then she got pissed at me in that quiet girl way because I stopped asking. So asking girls out can be very difficult. ALSO, guys are afraid of getting out asses kicked if we ask a girl out and she has a boyfriend and stuff like that. So its the guys that aren't afraid that have the best opportunities with girls, but you gotta admit, girls make it difficult for guys to ask them out. Just give us some hints and we'll do it with no problem if we like you back.
Men are not as much social creatures as women. Also a mans ego is actually pretty fragile. The potential rejection can take him down several pegs depending on how much stock he has placed into it. There is also the cultural significance that a man should be the one to ask a girl out. That puts more strain on the man. If he isn't very confident in himself then he will be less likely to take that risk and opt for an easier approach.
If you are asking for yourself and you want a guy to ask you out, you may want to think about helping him. You could even just ask him out yourself. If you start planning to do it you will see that it can be just as nerve wracking to you.
It would be easy to write a long essay about history and society and expectations of men to meet and provide for women which all starts with the moment of acceptance or rejection. There's a lot riding on it. That's why the most successful men at meeting women don't care about the outcome.
we have low chances and ever rejection just makes us feel more and more undesirable and unattractive to girls that's why were are intimated, because with every rejection we lose more and more of our ego's and pride if we even had any to begin with.