Most Helpful Girl
That would be a red flag to me. It's essential to video chat in LDR's. It's one of the ways to build trust , and become closer.
Being shy is an excuse. If he isn't a catfish and really wants the relationship to work , he'd make an obvious effort to prove it by videoing chatting with you
If he's not prepared to video chat , he needs to stop looking for a relationship online.
Texting is not enough to maintain a LDR's Because after all, online communication is the only form of contact in LDR's.
Most Helpful Guy
He's got something to hide from you. Did he ever send a picture of himself to you? It's either he's got insecurities about his looks or really does have something to hide, and that is not good.