I am dating an introvert
When my partner and I first moved in together, the biggest source of conflict in our relationship was how loudly it's appropriate to listen to Bikini Kill while washing the dishes (Me: as loud as it will go; my partner: "Oh my god, please turn that off."). When you establish exactly what you want out of going out or staying in, it's often possible to find an activity that suits both your needs. Talk about what both of you need to make your time together feel like a valuable and refreshing break.4.But a very close second was the disparity in our social drives. If your objective is to stay on your own turf and your partner's is to get to know her BFF's new boyfriend, maybe you can satisfy everyone by having the two of them over for beers and board games.2. We're complicated animals; it's rarely as simple as "I'm an introvert, I hate other people" or "I'm an extrovert, I hate being alone." There are probably specific circumstances that make crowds or solitude easier or harder for you to deal with. My partner particularly dislikes groups of people who all know each other and are unwelcoming to newcomers; a crowd where no one knows anyone or a small gathering of intimate friends is preferable. Be thoughtful about how you introduce your partner to friends.RELATED: My Life as an Invisible Queer I Hate My Wedding Pictures What a Post-College Road Trip Taught Me Follow Lindsay on Twitter. But as introverts, we sometimes feel misunderstood.No pressure." —mechteldho "One of the best pieces of advice I've ever gotten (from another introvert who was great at meeting/picking up people) was to treat the stranger like you've known them a long time but haven't seen them in a while.
It's even better if you have a dog to bring with you." —josephinea4b05eddf2 "My go-to things are art galleries or museums, lectures, fun educational things like that."I prefer to go to a place I knew or had been to before.It made me more comfortable knowing the area, what kind of food there was, etc., so I could focus on the person and talking to them rather than the atmosphere or what I would order." —Stephanie Combs, Facebook "Go to events your more extroverted friends invite you to.They will have other friends and you will eventually end up meeting people." —ameliag4a2dd527b "Ask fun questions about their likes and interests. " —William Gallagher, Facebook "When you're talking to someone you think you could be interested in, remember that you're looking to see if you are interested in them, not if they are interested in you.Once I thought of it that way, I was a lot less anxious and worried about being likable." —mrctheamazing "As an introvert, you will never find 'the one' if you think that is defined by instantly feeling comfortable with someone.