In the hours before your first date, make sure you distract yourself and you’ll help to keep those pre-date jitters at bay.
If a workout at the gym is your fail-safe stress reliever or a glowing tan is your ultimate confidence booster, you’re not alone; according to our Love Geist research, Londoners are twice as likely to hit the gym ahead of their first date while daters in the North West are 95% more likely to go for a sunbed or apply fake tan!
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The first date is where the fun really begins, but even for the most confident amongst us, meeting someone for the first time can be nerve-wracking.
This itself can be a shame as introverts can be excellent life partners and introvert/extrovert relationships have been proven to be beneficial on both ends. Introverts give the extrovert a sense of calm and the extrovert nudges the introvert to be a bit more social than they would normally be on their own.
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But introverts do like to meet like minded folks in environments they find supportive. You are trying to show your best self to someone and be “on.” Introverts are not known to be people who can turn it on at the drop of hat. They prefer to be in familiar surrounding with people they know than out and about looking for a lively party to attend every weekend.
But introverts are known to be excellent listeners that can maintain close and deep relationships for a lifetime. So, how can an introvert find authenticity in the online dating world?