What if I grow up to be the single girl who lives in her own apartment and has 3 cats and a dog to keep her company?
What if I’m that girl who is always the bridesmaid at every wedding and tackle every other bridesmaid with the force of an NFL linebacker to catch some stupid bouquet?
If you're an introvert, should you be looking for another introvert, or do opposites attract?
In the below excerpt from Introverts in Love: The Quiet Way to Happily Ever After by Sophia Dembling (out today), experts and real people weigh in on the topic.
I don’t want to change who I am, but I don’t want to be single forever.Most days, it’s hard enough to be an introvert alone… What’s it like to be a quiet girl dating an outgoing person? Here are 15 things you’ll only understand if you’re an introvert dating an extrovert. They don’t always understand when you just want to relax and do nothing. Other people are always surprised that a reserved girl like you is dating such an outgoing person. it becomes just a little more difficult when you’re dating someone with a very extroverted personality. They get super antsy when sitting quietly for too long. Trying to explain that you need a little space for yourself once in a while comes off as insensitive and insulting. Sometimes their outgoing personality is overwhelming and exhausting. encourages you to be a little more open – this is actually really helpful. This is one of those times where they are truly your better half. You often feel jealous of the way they can instantly connect with people. But it’s honestly just really difficult for you to make those connections. In social situations, they’re so talkative that it takes some of the pressure off of you, which is nice. They get frustrated when you act shy around their family or friends, and then you feel guilty. It may not always be easy, but it definitely is always interesting.