Love-shyness as a concept is fairly easy to explain, but questions are often evoked about its scope and exactly how it affects individuals. He chose the term to describe people who are shy, but want romantic relationships, and just can't get them no matter how hard they try.
Many people use the term "involuntary celibacy" to describe datelessness.
Varying definitions of this term exist, but generally a person has to be incapable of finding a partner for six months or more to be considered involuntarily celibate.
The only black face in the audience was that of Baldwin’s friend, Sidney Poitier.
The rest were white students from Cambridge, sitting alongside numerous reporters, including one from the New York Times, which would print the debate almost in its entirety a few weeks later.1 The proposition under consideration was “The American Dream is at the expense of the American Negro.”For Buckley, who had long opposed the civil rights movement, it seemed to be a perfect venue for him to explain his position.
Buckley, Jr., the most persuasive conservative, would draw a significant amount of attention. More than seven hundred students showed up, filling every seat.