love can't rush indeed, so patience is good
But don't think love will just fall out the air, you can't just wait for it.
Nowadays, the year 2008, called modern days, girls can be active too. Not always a must that guys have to take their first step.
If you like someone, let him/her know, whether direct by words or indirect by actions, either way will work
As long as you take ACTION, anything is good.
If you're shy, take it slowly, with some extra care and indirect helping. If you're not shy, be frank and open and just let him/her know!
It's that simple!
Don't be afraid of let-downs, be afraid of missing a regret-for-life-CHANCE.