Cracking the Code: An Introvert’s Survival Guide to Successful Dating

6 min readJul 1, 2023

Introvert’s Survival Guide to Dating

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In the age of dating apps like Hinge and Bumble, it’s easy to sit behind a screen and swipe. But meeting your match can still be a daunting experience. Does this sound like something you relate to? If so, this post might be beneficial for you as we’re going to outline some tips for introverts looking to join the dating scene.

With that said, here are 10 tips for dating as an introvert:

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1. Try not to assume how your date sees you

Do you tend to assume what people are thinking about you? As an introvert, you might not talk about yourself as much, which means there are many things your date won’t know about you. How about taking charge of this and bringing up a topic on something you like? This way, your focus can be on what you enjoy talking about rather than overthinking how your date views you. Who knows? This might lead you to uncover similar interests.

2. Do things your way

Do you ever turn down dates because you’re not comfortable with the suggested activity? If things like bar scenes aren’t for you, how about suggesting an alternative meetup spot? Places like cafes or restaurants can provide a much more intimate space that creates a warm and more inviting conversation. If the person you’re dating isn’t willing to try things you like, then they’re most likely not the one for you.

3. Wear something comfortable and familiar

If you hate wearing a dress and heels, forcing yourself into such an outfit is going to leave you feeling out of your comfort zone and more self-conscious. If, on the other hand, you love wearing a dress and heels, then by all means, go ahead. The main point here is to wear what you will feel most comfortable in. That way, you can focus on engaging with the other person…




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