Social anxiety as a guy in the dating worldWatch this thread
Some women put off by that? Sure.
Most women? Maybe, but not sure.
Just go at your pace. I have always had a lot trouble with speaking to women. I am a bit reserved. And with women, can easily feel intimidated. But little by little, on my own pace, I started to talk with some women. Now I can talk to a woman naturally (when the ice is broken). Of course, I still feel shy from time to time, with some women, particularly when it comes to a woman I might potentially like.
When it comes to a woman I like and want to express how I feel, I observe them for a while first. Of course, this induce that I might never see them again. But, I do take my time. If I still feel like I need to make a move, though I am afraid of rejection, I know I have no other choice anyway. So I wait till I find the courage to approach. If I get rejected, then be it.
Just go at your own pace.