Here's a quick summary of the basic shyness issues women can deal with around guys.

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This piece was a little different to write for me, since being a guy, I didn't have the benefit of being able to draw on my firsthand experiences to inform my points (though you'll still see me interjecting a male perspective in parts).

Instead I had to rely on my observations and research on what shy women go through.

This naturally leads to a ton of over-analysis and mild obsession as they look for signs that things will work out with the target of their affection.

"They looked at me in class for a tenth of a second today! " The points above are general shyness related obstacles that apply to both sexes in much the same way.

Now he'll think I'm not interested." or "I turned bright red like I always do and made absolutely sense when I opened my mouth to talk to him." or "I'll never meet anyone being shy like this.

I get too terrified and shut down when a guy I like is around." They may also have more generally negative opinions of themselves, like that they're boring, or that no one will like them because of how quiet and awkward they are, or that they're not very good looking.

Others pointed out how shy women have their own struggles as well.

This article will talk about that, with more focus put on the issues that are unique to shy women.

Or they may really want to date someone, but wimp out and say no when they're asked out.

Naturally they can also be shy about other steps further along in the dating process.

The nervousness inhibits their ability to take action in the direction they want to go.