Always Avoiding Affection. This occurs when a friend is better than friends with the opposite gender but avoids any kind of commitment or public affection. An easy way to get your friends to conquer his fear is to upfront ask him in front of a crowd whether or not he likes the certain person.
Person 1 "So when are you going to ask her out?"
Person 2 "Nah I don't think she likes me."
Person 1 "Dude just ask her out stop being a AAA"