How to date an introvert

How to date an introvert

Deciphering introverts can be  really daunting. Dating these mysterious’ people who love to spend time alone is a whole different ball game. Although there are no concrete rules in deciphering introverts, here are some dos and don’ts of dating them.

Don’t:

Don’t expect an introvert to get excited about going to a party or bar. Chances are, your introverted date would need to slip outside for frequent breaks. Introverts have a lower tolerance for external stimuli: loud music, bright lights, and crowds quickly become overwhelming.

It’s also a good idea to avoid events that require you to introduce your date to large groups of people. You may find that the more people there are, the quieter your date becomes. Introverts prefer a smaller gathering, or spending one-on-one time with their date. This intimacy sparks a connection on a deeper level, which introverts find fulfilling.

Do:
Plan a date that’s interesting, but low-key. There’s no need to be extravagant. Introverts often appreciate simple outings, like going on a nature walk, sipping coffee in a quiet cafe, or exploring a museum. Many introverts are creative types, and would enjoy making something. Try painting ceramics, building a birdhouse, or making a pizza from scratch.

Don’t:
Don’t fill the evening with small talk. Most introverts have little patience for pleasantries with predictable answers. Don’t bother trying to impress an introvert with shallow compliments or a long list of your accomplishments. Introverts value authenticity: the more genuine you are, the more comfortable they are.

Do:
Try asking unexpected questions: “Tell me about a book that changed your life.” “What’s your earliest childhood memory?” “Describe your favorite place.” Introverts are a thoughtful group, and they’ll be more engaged in a conversation that encourages them to think.

It’s also okay to have moments of quiet. While some people feel that silent pauses are awkward, introverts often find them peaceful. Sitting quietly beside someone they like is an introvert’s idea of heaven! Read more 

About The Author

Osigweh Lilian Oluchi is a graduate of the University of Lagos where she obtained a B.A (Hons) in English, Masters in Public and International affairs (MPIA). Currently works with 1stnews as a Database Manager / Writer. [email protected]

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