Advice for dating a shy man

If you read the comic strip "Peanuts," you probably know about the little red-haired girl. Charlie Brown worships her from a distance -- a long distance.

The few times he gets up the nerve to approach her, something gets in the way and messes things up. A lot of guys can sympathize, some more than others.

If you know that your boyfriend hates going out and meeting new people, you don’t need to cut it out completely.

He understands that showing emotion is a thing that humans do. Shy guys like to receive praise and recognition in a humble way, which just makes you want to brag about how fucking great he is. He's basically a human advent calendar, and each day, you find out a tantalizing new detail you never knew about him before.

But, what if the guy you have your eye on is shy to the bone and just can’t pick up on any of your signals?

You can tell by his smile and admiring gaze he’s into you, but is there anything short of an electric cattle prod that will get him to bust a move?

Either way, relationships with introverts require some understanding of their temperament, but can be great once you figure out how to deal with them.

By understanding what he needs from you, how to make him feel comfortable, and how to integrate him into your world, you can have a wonderful relationship with your shy guy.