Once I was able to communicate that I'm easily overwhelmed in crowds or meeting new people, things went a lot more smoothly." —Mariah Masell, Facebook "As an extrovert, my husband likes to wander off and talk to everyone everywhere we go.
We start off together and he introduces me to people in the group and tells me something I have in common with someone there and starts a conversation.
I'm now with an extrovert and I've never been so happy." —luisad491ca7563 "My current boyfriend took things slow.
When I said I wasn't interested in dating him, he told me that he only wanted to get to know me.
Having him bring me into the group and set up the conversation makes it easier for me to talk to the people I don't know even if he wanders off.
Also before we go out, we decide how long we are going to stay somewhere so neither one of us tries to leave earlier or stay later than our compromised time." —katrinah4bce5c12a "Compromise.
Being able to sit together and to just 'be' without having to talk or verbally interact can be such a welcome reprieve for an introvert." —Jamie Lee Wilson, Facebook "As an introvert married to an extrovert, open communication is key.
When we first started dating, I would get frustrated because he would put me in situations that made me uncomfortable without realizing it or meaning to (taking me to places I didn't know anyone but him and wandering off to talk to someone else, or taking me to loud, noisy places, for example).
"I prefer to go to a place I knew or had been to before.
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.
My partner of seven and a half years knows that when she and I go out, I'm going to need recharge time.
And I know that there will be times that I will have to throw on a smile and socialize when I don't want to.
They will have other friends and you will eventually end up meeting people." —ameliag4a2dd527b "Ask fun questions about their likes and interests. " —William Gallagher, Facebook "When you're talking to someone you think you could be interested in, remember that you're looking to see if you are interested in them, not if they are interested in you.