Dating other introverts
You’re also better able to narrow down your field of search to specific interests or personality types rather than trying your luck with a cute random stranger at the Whole Foods or your friend’s party.
If you’re a writer, then online dating even plays to your strengths; you can use your way with words to reach people more effectively than you could if you happened to approach them in person.
More interactive classes, like cooking or art courses means you’ll likely be working in smaller groups, which provides an opportunity to get to know people in a more organic, natural way rather than trying to ask the usual “interview” questions that bore all of us to tears.
Social clubs can also be a great way of meeting new people in a smaller, more controlled manner.
Volunteering your time can help you give back to your community while also introducing you to new people at the same time.
While some volunteer opportunities – such as working for political campaigns – may not necessarily be of interest to someone who tends to be more introverted, donating your time to the Red Cross, homeless shelters, your local museum or the Humane Society can be ideal.
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…
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.2 View All Next »I give a lot of advice on going out and meeting people that involves going out and being as social as possible, which is great if you’re naturally an outgoing person (or willing to fake it).Sure, it’s relatively simple to meet strangers at parties and bars…Much like with classes, volunteering gives you the means to meet and get to know someone in an organic and natural way without feeling like you’re obligated to put on a performance, as well as helping to ensure that they likely have the same goals and interests as you do.Plus, it’s hard to be intimidated or anxious around someone who just helped you muck out the puppy kennels.
Someone who’s Obviously, like many things, introversion and extroversion tend to fall on a sliding scale.