Note that I'm only referring to run-of-the-mill experience that may freak out a very inexperienced guy. I understand that this may be confusing because it's not at all how you stereotypically would imagine the awkward guy to be behind closed doors. Only harmless, innocent-seeming girls don't arouse their fears. He sees this, gets nervous, and never conjures up the guts to speak to her. There they are, sitting on a couch watching a movie with their date when the credits start to roll. You can tell they like you.
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This 'setting them up, but not following through' scenario can happen to different degrees. Usually the promising first contact is that she sees the guy around in her day-to-day life - at work, on the bus, at her usual coffee shop, at the gym, etc. If he seems awkward, be persistent and try talking to him again a few more times.