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."
by anonimuss January 19, 2008
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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.
by straight_one February 29, 2008
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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.
by bambi barodi June 15, 2007
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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!"
by Expose83 September 26, 2009
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No no no... This word is not just to be applied to heterosexual men and imply they will forever lack female touch. Stop this mentality.

Love shyness is when a person (Male OR female) finds extreme difficulties in initiating or maintaining a romantic relationship with a person of interest due to lack of experience, lack of opportunity, shyness, social anxiety, etc..

Listen here, you are an ok person and a good human being, but for whatver reason people cant seee that. I want you to take a DEEP, HARD look at the mirror and ask yourself why love seems to not be working your way. Are you a social potato? Do you look like a hobbo or is your game as strong as wet bread? Whatever it is, you can improve that aspect of you in order to get men/women to find you interesting: Get a hobby where you MUST meet people, practice your smile and experiment hair styles and clothing and the like and TALK TO PEOPLE!!

Most importantly I want you to LOVE YOURSELF! Do every single thing of what I said and people will find you interesting. You might not get a significant other in days or months or even years, but who cares? Do this stuff to make you feel good about yourself! You need nobody but you to be happy.
Man, I used to be completely love shy when I was younger. That changeed once I fell for a cause and the ladies/gents started falling for me.
by ILOVEBEES November 18, 2018
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The Love Shy Paradox is when a person will actively proclaim their want to be in a relationship but will never actually ask someone out. Scientists have been baffled by this phenomenon for centuries.
Friend 1: “Idk why Aiden keeps complaining about not having a gf if he won’t try and talk to a girl”

Friend 2: “Its a classic case of the Love Shy Paradox
by LemonBoy2 March 15, 2021
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when two people love each other but are too shy to admit it but they still show it. exactly the same as "skinny love"
Girl flirts rapaciously with Boy.
Boy flirts back.
Neither hookup or date.
Friends: Girl and Boy are definitely in shy love.
by mynamecantbeblank February 09, 2012
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