So, as you think about the upcoming event, you start re-living all of the past disastrous first dates you have had—your short, curt responses to questions asked, your inability to keep a flow of conversation going, those awkward “good nights.” And the shallow breaths are now accompanied by that grinding in the pit of your stomach.
While no magic wand can take your introversion away, there are some things you can do to master the art of the first date.
Social interactions used to cost me a lot of energy.
Meeting for a drink or coffee or attending some short event is usually the best for an introvert.There is comfort in knowing that it will be short up front, and you will have far less dread or stress.And, if thing goes well, that short chunk of time can always be extended into dinner or something else.It made me more comfortable knowing the area, what kind of food there was, etc., so I could focus on the person and talking to them rather than the atmosphere or what I would order." —Stephanie Combs, Facebook "Go to events your more extroverted friends invite you to.Even if that means saying no to bingeing on another series!