Need a break from dating
If you like someone and want to get to know them better, bin the 'body language' manual and approach them anyway.
However, if you tend to feel more comfortable in relationships and you go on dates with the expectations of at least a second date, it might be wise to hit the pause button on dating during times when you're not ready for a relationship.
And lots of men who aren't shy say they would be hugely flattered and pleased if a woman made the first move.
There's nothing to say you have to be predatory, it could be as casual as suggesting the two of you meet for coffee - and it very much lays the foundations for a relationship where you're equals."6.
While it might seem natural to say yes when someone asks you out, if you're freshly out of a relationship or in any other position where you don't feel you can get into a relationship, it's definitely time to take a break.
If your attitude towards dating has gotten to the point where it could work out or it could fall apart completely and it wouldn't make the slightest bit of difference to you, it might be time to quit it, because let's face it -- dating is by nature supposed to be emotional, so when your attitude towards your date is "I could take it or leave it," it might be time to just leave it.