If a girl doesn't approach or initiate contact with a shy man, nothing will happen.
" If you answer these questions sincerely and still want to date him, you then face the problem of making it happen - or rather, making him make it happen. They fall outside of the predator-prey model for sexual interactions that is assumed in the "don't initiate contact" rule.
So it is acceptable for you to initiate with a shy guy. The problem with male shyness is that it wears off in specific situations.
His masculine instincts will kick in, and in some cases you can end up with a man that acts towards you the same way that a confident man would have acted from the outset.
So, if you do choose to initiate, do so only during the early stages of dating, that is, until he builds his confidence and comfort around you.
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.