Dating a shy friend

These little actions tell him that you care about his needs, want to make him feel at home and that he is special to you.If you wish to pull out all the stops, make sure to show your vulnerable side to a shy guy, says David Givens, Ph. Men want to feel like protectors and a shy guy is no exception.It is a delicate balancing act, but worth the effort to develop a lasting relationship.

Value your shy guy for who he is, let him know he's special to you and love may be waiting at the next turn.

Arlin Cuncic has been writing about mental health since 2007, specializing in social anxiety disorder and depression topics.

All guys (and girls) fall in love the same way -- through a chemical process that makes them feel euphoric and giddy, says Maryanne Fisher, Ph.

D., professor of psychology at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in the "Psychology Today" article, "The Science Behind Falling in Love." With a shy guy, you will need to be more forthright while understanding his need to take things slowly.

If the feelings are mutual, both of you will be riding an emotional high that could lead to love.

A shy guy needs to feel comfortable with you to let down his guard.The normal meet-and-greet, sit and eat rules don’t apply until you pass the first barrier: shyness.Ever wondered why the shy, reserved kids in class were always the least popular? The truth is, in the Western world, quietness has never been seen as a virtue.Simple gestures like having him fix something for you, asking his opinion about a problem or wearing his clothing sends the signal that you value his strength and protection.Being vulnerable is particularly important with a shy guy -- as showing him your weaknesses will make him feel less awkward about his own.She served as the managing editor of the "Journal of Attention Disorders" and has worked in a variety of research settings.

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