Loner dating

According to Sophia Dembling, in "Seven Things Extroverts Should Know About Introverts (and Vice Versa)," for Psychology Today, the need for alone time shouldn't be taken personally. She needs time out now and again, to be alone or simply recharge her batteries.

Likewise, don't worry that she's not enjoying herself when she's with you, just because she's not acting like the life and soul of the party. An introvert is more likely to stay away from the crowd, and value one-to-one conversations over large group discussions.

No matter how much you want it, you probably won’t be compatible with someone who has to be super social all the time, but there’s really nothing you can do about that.

But all that pales in comparison to sitting across from a person for two hours that you can’t wait to get away from– and that’s what first dates end up being more often than not. While some of the awkwardness will be gone by the second date, that doesn’t mean you’re 100 percent comfortable with this new person.

At least it doesn’t mean you would choose him over a night at home with a new episode of You’d rather spend an evening alone than go on a date.

For as long as I can remember, it’s when I’m alone that I’m at my happiest.

If I were in an old-timey movie, I’d be that hermit off in a little hut somewhere who occasionally sticks her head out the window for a one-liner that doesn’t really make any sense.

Dating means putting yourself out there, meeting new people and putting effort into getting to know those people in the hope of making a solid connection.

If you’re the type of person who feels drained after being social and you need a lot of alone time to recharge, dating can be absolutely exhausting.

Introverts simply engage with the world in very different ways than extroverts do.

Respect your date's need for alone time, and avoid jumping to conclusions about what that means.

Just like you prefer to recharge by spending time alone, other people prefer to be around people.

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