I'm writing a romance novel and have hit a brick wall. The problem is every way I think the future lovebirds could meet and become friends is totally cliché. After thinking about it, I've realized that the problem lays with the two soon-to-be lovebirds. Neither one is the "player" type. The boy is shy and doesn't flirt, though the girl mistakes his kindness for flirting at first. And the girl is the kind that doesn't date or even feel butterflies because of past pain. If that makes sense.
Anyways, my question is, what should I do when my characters and plot disagree with each other without changing my characters personalities? (my plot is 95% written, only this small part remains)
Or is it really that bad to have one cliché in a book if the rest is largely original?
Thanks for any help and advice!