The introverts guide to dating

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"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.

Once I thought of it that way, I was a lot less anxious and worried about being likable." —mrctheamazing "As an introvert, you will never find 'the one' if you think that is defined by instantly feeling comfortable with someone.

No pressure." —mechteldho "One of the best pieces of advice I've ever gotten (from another introvert who was great at meeting/picking up people) was to treat the stranger like you've known them a long time but haven't seen them in a while.

Do what you'd normally do then, ask how they're doing, ask how work has been, etc." —Martin Goetz, Facebook "Don't be afraid to be upfront about being an introvert with your date.

During the awkward silences you can just get on with your activity, but conversation is still possible.

Especially handy if what you're doing gives you something to talk about." —eofw "The best date for me, as an introvert, is going on a nice walk.

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