Secrets of dating a man
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.
Whether it’s the first date or our ten-year wedding anniversary, we probably won’t broadcast our interest and affection as loudly as extroverts — but that doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Many introverts are intensely interested in meaning. Some of my favorite “dates” were not actually dates at all, but simply times when the stars seemed to align and I made an authentic connection.
Even if the relationship doesn’t end in happily ever after, trust me when I say it will matter to us.
Usually any attempts at this ended in me mumbling some small talk, then giving up.
If you know you’re dealing with an introvert, don’t discount our subtle signals.
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.