But just like all the others, something was missing. Finding “the one” isn’t exclusively an introvert problem, but we introverts face certain challenges that extroverts don’t. We listened to some of the same bands, both liked reading sci-fi, and each had two cats.
When you’re dating an introvert, worry less about doing all the right things, like texting at the right time, saying the right thing, or dividing up the check properly.Instead, dive deep and focus on making an authentic connection.If you’re dating an introvert, please respect our boundaries — even if they are around things that you don’t struggle with. If we’ve made it past that awkward dating phase and have entered committed-relationship territory, you’re special to us.Even if the relationship doesn’t end in happily ever after, trust me when I say it will matter to us.Whether it’s because I can’t control my environment well or the “newness” of it is overstimulating, I’m not sure.
But it’s something I’ve always struggled with, even as a kid when I got invited to friends’ sleepovers.If you’re dating an introvert, don’t take it personally when we retreat to the comfort (and quiet) of our home.Dating can be draining for anyone, but for introverts, who get easily overstimulated because of the way their brains respond to dopamine, it can be downright exhausting.I’ve been on dates where I really was enjoying myself, but soon, that dreaded introvert hangover struck.I got tired, glazed-over, and snappish; my words weren’t coming out right anymore.Soon enough, our quirky humor, thoughtfulness, or altruistic nature will shine through.