Introvert: a person whose energy is charged by being alone and feels drained by being around other people.
While you may think an introvert's main characteristic is shyness, it's far from the truth. In fact, many introverts can mask their need for privacy and become quite social.
But if you're more of an extrovert, you may have found dating to be rather challenging. After all, when you pounce on every dating prospect like an enthusiastic Tigger, it can be a turn-off to the person on the receiving end of your energy.
Have you ever wondered why the shy, quiet types seem to do better when it comes to finding quality partners? Perhaps their introverted nature helps them see things from a more logical rather than emotional state, making their dating choices earn their guarded energy.
Signs you may be too eager to find love.
Ask yourself: When you go on a first date, are you sure you're going to have a good time? Do you assume you'll like your date? Do you feel the need to be "liked" by your date and find yourself trying to impress him or her?
Observing my teenage daughter's luck when it comes to finding a good mate, the connection makes perfect sense. She didn't initially like her boyfriend, but over time grew to trust and love him. She's not only an introvert, but a wise young lady who's mature beyond her years.
I, on the other hand, show up for dates with pom poms in hand, ready to cheer for all the fun I'll have that night. As you can guess, my luck hasn't been as successful as my daughter's. If you didn't guess: I'm an extrovert.
Treat your energy like a treasure to be guarded.
Here are eight ways you can use the skills of introverts to have a better dating experience. It doesn't mean you have to be shy or quiet, just take your time and judge with your instincts. And for goodness sakes, bottle up that energy to be used for only the right guy or gal who comes along!