Meeting the perfect partner is difficult enough when you are a social butterfly, but it can be nearly impossible when you are an introvert. If you are an introverted person, here are 5 great ways to find somebody to love.
Online Dating Sites
Online dating sites such as Match.com, Plenty More Fish, Cupid, and Eharmony are made for introverts. You can browse through the profiles of potential dates, looking for a person who appeals to you without having to grit your teeth and throw yourself into an intense social gathering.
Posting your profile on a dating site is brilliant because you can express yourself through words and describe yourself to T in the comfort of your own home. If somebody contacts you or you like somebody, you can get to know each other through online chat and emails and decide whether or not you want to meet up. Gone are the days of summoning the courage to meet date after date at the local bar, only to find that you have nothing in common. Online dating gives you plenty of information about a person before you meet them.
Friends and Family
According to the Myers-Briggs personality profiling system, there are 16 different types of personality. Introvert personalities include types such as ISFP (introverted, sensing, feeling, perceiving), ISFJ (introverted, sensing, feeling, judging), and INFJ (introverted, intuitive, feeling, judging). INFJ in relationships are all or nothing – they want true love and won’t settle until they find it, even if it’s an impossible dream.
Since friends and family know you best and understand your personality, it is a good idea to ask if they know of any potential suitors for you. As they are acquaintances of people close to you, you will be able to meet them in small social gatherings with people you know, and you will feel more relaxed.
Take a Class
Enroll in a class that grabs your interest, and you will meet people with similar interests to you but in a no-pressure-to-date environment. Take an art class, cookery class, or even yoga. If you meet somebody you like, at least you know that you have at least one thing in common and something to talk about that will allow you to skip the small talk.
A Quiet Place
Most introverts enjoy being alone, especially after they have done lots of socializing. Many express their emotions through art and writing, rather than shouting it out in front of an audience. If you enjoy reading or watching the world go by, Quiet places such as book shops, library’s and coffee shops are ideal places for introverts to meet potential partners. You may catch the eye of an attractive stranger as you sit alone drinking a cup of coffee, or you might have an urge to chat up the sexy barista.
If you have a friend who is an extrovert, you could go to a bar or party with them, and they could break the ice for you if there is somebody there who attracts you. They could approach the person, strike up a conversation and then bring you into the chat. A little glass of champagne will also help calm your nerves – but don’t overdo it.