How to use your intuition while dating
The reason for this is that shy men are more concerned with avoiding the social catastrophe of asking you out and failing than they are of getting you.This is what prevents them from taking the initiative in the first place.In general, you will need to carry the relationship up until the point that it is "official." When it has been established (or is otherwise clear) that the two of you are together, then you should start reducing your initiative and letting him take the reins.As I said, he will probably start to do this on his own anyway, so rather than forcing it, just be cognizant of the transition.The first thing to do when you find yourself attracted to a shy man is to question your feelings for him.
When we get these needs met we stop being so myopic and start seeing a bigger picture.
Unfortunately there is no easy way to discern his true intentions without putting yourself on the line over and over again, and seeing how he responds.