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7 Tips for Dating an Introvert

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If you’ve recently fallen for an introvert, perhaps you’re feeling a little uncertain about how to proceed. Read on for insight into the inner workings of your alluring introvert’s brain and a few tips on how to deal.

 

“Internet dating has leveled the playing field between extroverts and introverts,” says life coach and author Amy Bonaccorso. “In the past, an extrovert would be the life of the party and get the dates, but now, an introvert can impress someone with their excellent communication skills over email before meeting in person.”

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Vloasis's curator insight, September 25, 2013 5:27 AM

I want one of those sweater pajama turtleneck thingies!

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4 Overlooked Relationship Red Flags

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Not just your partner's actions, but your own actions and feelings can be relationship red flags.

 

In my twenties, I started dating a man I really liked – although in retrospect, I’m not sure if I really liked him or I just liked that he really liked me. (Of course, that was the first ignored red flag.) As I got to know this young man – let’s call him Fred – I asked him about some of his past relationships. He told me a story about his previous girlfriend that went something to the tune of: she’d cheated on him but had felt so guilty that she tearfully confessed her misdeeds to him. Fred didn’t break up with her but expressed his extreme hurt, anger and mistrust throughout the rest of the relationship. His ongoing hurt and mistrust was genuine, but what he failed to tell his then-girlfriend is that he had also cheated on her.

 

In fact, in all of Fred’s stories about his life, he never seemed to speak about mistakes, learning lessons or owning any personal responsibility.

Are these things deal breakers? Taken individually, not necessarily. But each was a red flag I chose to ignore.

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PAT NOVAK's comment, August 7, 2013 3:30 PM
How many times have you done the first one? Lying to yourself? You see the red flag, but you start making excuses.
PAT NOVAK's comment, August 7, 2013 3:30 PM
How many times have you done the first one? Lying to yourself? You see the red flag, but you start making excuses.
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6 Signs You’re Dating A Narcissist

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He may come off as the charming nice guy, but be on the lookout for these behaviors.

 

"I didn't see it coming," said Gina (not her real name). "The chemistry was through the roof, the sex off the charts! I thought he was my soul mate. And then he disappeared. I'm devastated." My client Gina had dated another narcissist, a man who cared more about his needs than hers, a guy who ran for the hills when Gina began to fall in love.

 
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7 Truths Women Have To Learn The Hard Way

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The author of the unforgettable story collection The News from Spain explains the tough realities we all need to figure out. By Joan Wickersham

 

1. You Have A Good Girl And A Bad Girl Inside You, And The Good Girl Is Usually The One Who Gets You Into Trouble


The good girl waits to be called on. She takes no for an answer. She doesn’t want to disturb anyone. She carries maturity and good citizenship to the point of paralysis. She holds herself in check, tells herself, "Don’t you dare." The bad girl dares. The bad girl shocks me, and I have a lot to thank her for. She said, "I love you," and she said it first. She said, "I quit this job." She said, "I’ve been working on this book for eight years and it stinks and I’m throwing out the manuscript and starting over." When I look back at the things I regret -- the jobs I wanted and didn’t go after, the editors with whom I never got in touch, the misunderstandings I didn’t try to clear up, the interesting people I never talked to -- I can see how often the good girl was in charge: cautious and correct, and wrong.

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How to Win Friends and Lovers (Mainly Lovers) With Your Online Profile

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Like all dating, online dating sucks. Like, really, really sucks. You have to go on so many dates with people who wear inappropriate amounts of thumb rings* and make a big deal out of being lactose intolerant and then eat half your cheesecake. And those aren't the worst because you at least get a story out of it. Mainly it's just a lot of being bored and thinking "I shaved my feet for this??" Really, it sucks.

 

But you do it if you want to date because as terrible as the first date is — third dates are usually pretty fucking (literally?) fun. And for that to happen, you need a good profile."

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