Being an introvert isn’t a bad thing when it comes to dating, you just need to look out for certain things in the other person for things to go well and work out, check out these tips below on how to overcome your shyness and meet the right person for you!
Admit it - let your date know if you are looking for friendship first, or if you need time to fall in love. Don’t pretend to be an extrovert if its not really the kind of person that you are. Let them know and attract people who will truly appreciate you.
Meet at comfortable locations - Introverts are usually pleasers so they will naturally agree or do what the other person chooses even if they suffer. If the other person chooses a place that makes you anxious or nervous, find a place that makes you feel more comfortable such as a park or a coffee shop and suggest that instead.
Avoid smooth talkers - If the other person is a nonstop talker and won’t let your voice and opinions be heard, it is definitely not the right person for you because you both need to be heard in a relationship for it to work.
Look for subtle connections - We sometimes get overwhelmed by the first impressions and/or settings of the location that you end up not really being able to see what its like to sit with this person. The key is to look for subtle connections. Does this person make an effort for you to feel comfortable? do you feel crowded or overwhelmed?
Beware of takers - Being an introvert, we are often givers. We want to be there for the other person so we pay attention, listen to the others’ needs. Look for someone that will reciprocate what you are giving and avoid those that are constantly taking, but not returning the same amount of attention towards you.