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I believe that I can help you with this issue.
The two of you seem so perfect for one another but neither of you has the courage to go further.
If you don't do something about it soon you will both let this moment go by. Each one of you is really enamored of the other but you keep missing opportunities.
Let me recopy the KEY sentence in your letter:
"I told him after 6 months that I really like him, (didn't reveal that I really wanted to give us a try, I am super shy). He said he likes me back but, "you know where I stand and I am also an introvert i'm difficult, and ok you like me but I don't know what you want?"
I took it as a rejection and felt hurt and didn't explain further what I wanted, what was the point, he didn't want to be in a relationship.."
What do I see here?
-you started to tell him by saying how much you liked him.
-you did NOT reveal, however, that you wanted to give it a try with him
-he told you he also really liked you but that he an introvert (meaning he couldn't make the move)
-He said that he didn't know what you want. He DID know but he wanted YOU to say it.
-Instead, you took it as a rejection and ran away.
You need to try it again.
I recommend this book for the both of you.
Tell him that you want to try with him and promise him that you will not do him wrong like happened before and ask him to promise the same.
I believe that once you find your courage you will succeed with bells on, maybe wedding bells.
Seize the moment and don't let this slip away. It seems so right from my point of view.
I wish you courage and perseverance and shall keep you in my prayers.
Elliott, MAE, LPCC, NCC, CCMHC