"Torpe" as per defined by the Wiktionary is "The quality of being too shy to pursue amorous desires". This actually is a Filipino word that points to men who don't have the nerve to voice out or show his feelings to the woman he like.
It has been a question at the back of my mind for years now, why they are "torpe". It can't mean that they are insecure as a person because they are not when it comes to other people. They just become such a nitwit when they come face to face with the very person they like. He gets tongue-tied, have cold sweat, increase heartbeat, go blushing, cannot look straight..and so many other different things that happen to them that simply looks-- ridiculous.
Why would he be when he should be showing off? How can he impress if he just looks at his shoe? And the fact that she is just another normal individual...as human as he is. And what if you don't click, and so you don't! You just tried anyway.
There should be nothing to be Torpe about if one put in his (or her) head that you are just hoping and tying; if you be confident and tell yourself that there are a lot more to choose from if it doesn't work; and in all honesty...girls are just as scared. And she may be waiting for you and is weak kneed more than you (wink!)