love-shy men are unable to get girlfriends/wives either because they don't know how, or they are too affraid.
Love-shyness lasts for life. People don't grow out of it
So often mispercieved as homosexual, however they're straighter than a beam of light
John couldn't get a woman because he was love-shy.
The unfortunate characteristic of chronic shyness, affecting about 1% of heterosexual males. They have too much anxiety when it comes to women, and are too intimidated to get to know them intimately.
"Johnny is a nice, good looking guy, but unfortunately he will probably never get married because of his love shyness."
it means finding it difficult to be assertive in informal situations involving potential romantic or sexual partners. For example, a heterosexual love-shy male will have trouble initiating conversations with women because of strong feelings of anxiety.
Francis, the nerd guy is love-shy.
Any man who dares to think that in the 21st century, they shouldn't always have to make the first move in courtship. Love-shys are ridiculed by other men and ignored by women. Love-shys also have the audacity to be introverted and/or intelligent and don't feel the need to constantly get drunk and party.
"Ewww, he's love-shy!"