Being in a relationship is really exiting, but it can also be scary. Sharing a part of your life with someone else is a pretty big deal, and it can be hard! It can be even harder to be in a relationship if you’re an introvert. Your normal instinct after social interaction is to retreat into your room, get cozy in bed and not talk to anyone for days. But when you’re in a relationship, that doesn’t always work. It can be hard to break away from your introvert tendencies when you start dating someone. On the one hand, it’s so exciting to finally have someone to spend time with! But on the other hand, it can be hard to want to go out and spend time with bae without getting a little overwhelmed.
I know it’s frustrating, but don’t worry. You can still be in an awesome relationship if you’re an introvert, there are just some things you need to learn first! Don’t let the idea of you being introverted drag you down, you are perfect the way you are. But, there are some things you need to remember when getting into a relationship. Take a look at these simple tips for being a perfect bae when you are an introvert. They will save your life!
Remember To Have "You Time"Being in a relationship is fun, but you have to be able to have your own life beyond you and your bae. As an introvert, sometimes hanging around people for too long can get exhausting, so it's important to know your limits and set aside your own time to hang by yourself! Image Source: iStock
Let Your Bae Have Alone Time Too!Don't take it personally if your partner wants some alone time too. It's important! I know it might make you feel nervous that they don't like you anymore, but try not to take it too personally. You guys both need time to spend on yourselves. It doesn't mean the relationship is bad! Image Source: iStock
Don't Say Yes To Things You Don't Want To DoSometimes, you might want to impress your bae by doing something cool, but if it's out of your comfort zone, you shouldn't do it! Let your partner like you for you, not for someone you're pretending to be. If they ask you to go to a seafood restaurant and you hate seafood, don't go! It's a simple way to be honest and be more comfortable. Image Source: iStock
Take It One Step At A TimeI know you're eager to just go right ahead and get married (kidding, don't do that) but it's a really good idea to take things slow when you're an introvert in a relationship. It will ease you into the whole thing, so you will be able to actually handle it. Image Source: iStock
Don't Be Afraid To Be HonestBeing honest and open is really hard, but it's important when you're an introvert in a relationship. You need to be able to say how you feel, or else your partner will never know, it will just make things uncomfortable for you, and cause problems in the future. Image Source: iStock
Compromise, Compromise, CompromiseIt's important that your partner is aware of your needs, but it's also important for you to be aware of their needs! Compromise is so important in any relationship. It makes it easier for you and your SO to function comfortably. Let's say that your partner wants to go to a party but you're not really feeling it. You can offer to go for a short amount of time and then ask them to stay home with you once the next party comes around. It's simple but important for any relationship! Image Source: iStock
Realize It's Okay To Be VulnerableRelationships are scary. Sometimes you need to open yourself up in order for it to work. That is totally okay! I know, I know, being introverted means you totally don't want to open up that much, but it really is important and will help make the relationship last! Being open and vulnerable with each other will just make your relationship stronger. Image Source: iStock
Are you an introvert? What do you think of these tips? Tell us in the comments!