An introvert is – very simply – someone who’s personal energy (physical as well as mental) tends to be drained by social interaction and recharged through more solitary pursuits.
Introverts tend to prefer, or even thrive in, more solitary activities rather than dealing with large groups of people.
Still waters run deep, after all and there’s no reason why you can’t make that work for you.
A little bit of mystery and a reputation for being observant and clever – if a little reserved – can work wonders.
It’s an unspoken truth that our society is geared more towards the outgoing among us; being able to mingle and hop from conversation to conversation or group to group like a social butterfly on crank is a valued skill when it comes to in-person social networking.
People who tend to make the most noise and attract the most visibility also tend to be the ones who get the most attention… But just because you’re more introverted doesn’t mean that you’re doomed to a life alone. Sometimes it just means having to change your dating strategy to play to your strengths.
Volunteering your time can help you give back to your community while also introducing you to new people at the same time.
Plus, it’s hard to be intimidated or anxious around someone who just helped you muck out the puppy kennels.
Now, in fairness, online dating have to make the initial attempt to talk to someone (especially if you’re a guy) and there’s a certain level of expected “getting to know you” chit-chat.
However, if you’re someone who prefers to take his or her time about getting to know someone, online dating is a way to meet people.
Before we talk about dating tips for introverts, it’s best to define at least some terms here…
and the first and foremost is the mistaken idea that introverts are somehow shy or have social anxieties.
Rather than asking to be set up on a blind date or trying to force yourself to be more outgoing at a party, try letting your friends know you’re interested in meeting some new people…