Yes, I know that not all introverts are shy, but I thought this would be the best place to post this.
I am extremely introverted and often shy, though I do enjoy others company and meeting new people. I do extremely well with 1 on 1 conversations or small groups, yet get very overwhelmed in a large group or somewhere where there is lots of activity or noise. I tend to only like to go out and be social once or twice a week. I may hang out with a good friend more than that, but like to stay home the majority of the time. It takes me a long time by myself to "recharge".
The interesting thing, is that when I've been in a relationship, I didn't need to "recharge" from my boyfriends. I always loved and appreciated their company and never felt the need to step away or be by myself because it got too overwhelming. My first boyfriend was more or an introvert, my most recent was more of an extrovert. He liked going out a lot, having people over a lot, etc.
First of all, to all the introverts out there... I'm wondering, have you found that you are similar to me in that you didnt really feel introverted around your significant other and didnt need to recharge like with other people and other situations?
Also, I think I may be interested in dating someone who is more introverted like me this time around. i really appreciate a queit meal at home, a good movie on the couch, reading a book in the same room as someone else, etc most of the time. I think I'd like to spend time with someone who was more of a homebody and only liked to go out every once in a while, since that is how I usually am. The thing is, you usually meet guys at social events, and thats not usually where most of the introverts hang out. So what would be the best way to find guys like me?