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Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prescott Mar 17, 2014. 27 Replies

Hello fellow men,I received some very helpful advice about a year ago on the forums, and I turn to you again.I have a date tomorrow night. First one, with this girl I met on a school trip to…Continue

Pride vs. Arrogance

Started this discussion. Last reply by D.J. Jun 20, 2013. 6 Replies

Hey guys,Came to the AoM community a few months ago for some relationship advice and was very pleased with what feedback I received!Now I come to you with another query: Ive been reading a lot of the…Continue

 

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David F. replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Give her periods of time to be introverted and remember going into large groups or groups she does not know well is like going out in to the show on a damn cold day.  It is nice to have a snow ball fight, but you can't stay out all…"
Mar 17, 2014
Chuck Knight replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"  I wouldn't say that it's pandering.  The descriptions are actually very accurate, and the OP did ask how to behave towards his extremely introverted date.   This is from the same source...can a natural extrovert confirm…"
Mar 14, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Never go to those things alone. Bring a wingman. I bring my wife, ideally go to where we'll at least know the hosts. A good party is a healthy mix of people who don't necessarily know everyone, but still are connected in some way, such as…"
Mar 14, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Maybe an extreme introvert, then."
Mar 14, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Oh, I would end up in the fetal position at a big party."
Mar 14, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"I was in a similar situation to the above once, and saved by my female friend who could talk the talk that is required at such places. Shudder indeed! "
Mar 14, 2014
Matt T. replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"True words indeed.  I've assumed introverts get more curious looks because extroverts don't stand out as "odd" in crowds, so they don't get the attention. Surely, many of history's great…"
Mar 14, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Y'know ... I've seen this before, and it strikes me as pandering -- as if extroverts are the standard model, and introverts need to come with special instructions.  Introverts are half-ish of the population -- not some weird…"
Mar 14, 2014
Chuck Knight replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Oh I can *do* the one-on-one thing, but I don't enjoy it.  There is nothing worse than being in crowds, especially in a party environment, unless I can find a secluded corner in which to examine the wallpaper.     Shudder!"
Mar 14, 2014
Jack Bauer replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
" Heh.  We've noticed.   (That was a joke.  The sensitivity police, who seem to be out-in-force lately, can holster their weapons.). JB"
Mar 14, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Public speaking is different than being at a party; the crowd sits there and expects something from you. I've done it too, and enjoyed it. I'm the opposite; I've trained myself to be a decent conversationist one on one; but over that,…"
Mar 14, 2014
Stevens33 replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Thanks everyone, feeling armed and ready with all this!"
Mar 14, 2014
Stevens33 replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Thanks JB, good points. Appreciate it."
Mar 14, 2014
Pale Horse replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"Same way here. Talk about something I like, and you can't get rid of me. Otherwise I'm usually the guy who doesn't speak."
Mar 14, 2014
Chuck Knight replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"And the anonymity of the radio format would appeal to a lot of us who are introverts.     I'm a bit of a weird introvert, actually enjoying public speaking, and regularly signing up to deliver presentations to groups (again,…"
Mar 14, 2014
Carl Monster replied to Stevens33's discussion Extrovert dating Introvert....tips?
"intellectual conversation about what interests them That is so true. I host a radio talk show, and often get when I ask someone to come on the air a "but I'm shy!". I tell them I'm shy as hell too, but once we introverts…"
Mar 14, 2014

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At 10:50am on June 20, 2013, D.J. said…

Thanks for the comment Steven (I'm assuming that's your name). I appreciate the kind words and your offer. 

I knew deep down that the relationship was doomed from the start- it was just one of those things that wasn't ever going to work. Nonetheless, I hoped for the best the whole time. And that's what hurts when it ends; the feeling of your hope being extinguished. 

Usually I'm a pessimist in these situations but I'm taking the opposite view right now. I'm looking forward to getting into a good relationship with a woman who appreciates me as much as I appreciate her. 

Thanks again for your words. 

-DJ

 
 
 

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