Just like most introverts, I’ve always been the type of person who doesn’t need to be around people. I am happy spending time with myself, doing my own things, and… well, just being an introvert. But then there are some exceptions when I don’t mind some company, and I am talking about dating.
I know (better than anyone) how important it is to choose the right environment, especially for first dates, so that there are no awkward silences. The date should ultimately be enjoyable for both parties. Here are five perfect date ideas for introverts that will help you connect with your partner and have fun.
1. Hang out at a bookstore
If you are the bookworm type, consider taking your date to your favorite place — the bookstore! You can showcase your intellectual side, and impress her with the books that you’ve read. You can also strike up some interesting conversation over a cup of coffee talking about your favorite authors, newly released books, and intriguing plot twists in the best-selling novels. Educated people usually enjoy bookstores, and they’re a great place to connect intellectually. Here you can explore common interests with your date that will hopefully create some sparks for a budding romance.
2. Go to a film festival
Film Festivals are amazing! You can take your date there, and you don’t even have to talk much! Check out some interesting independent films that are often under the public radar. You will explore the new and vibrant work of local filmmakers, and it’s a superb place to take a date for an introvert. After watching different movies, you can talk about what films were interesting, weird, and even plan out future times and nights where you can pig out on buttered popcorn and watch more exciting movies together. Doesn’t sound like a bad date night, does it?
3. Visit an art gallery
Art galleries are unique places to bring dates and are perfect for introverts. Artsy places tend to inspire different and unique conversations, depending upon what kind of art you are observing. Explore ancient or Renaissance art, discuss sublime sculptures or try to find hidden meanings in modern abstract paintings. After visiting the art gallery, you can have a lunch break and unwind while continuing to discuss your experiences and how you are going to spend the rest of the pleasant day together.
4. Attend a sporting event
Attending a sporting event is another excellent idea for an introvert. You can casually talk to your date while watching a baseball game on a bright and sunny day or attend a basketball or football game with a ton of action. If you both are sports fans, this will be a fun date. You can teach your date about the strategies of the game, and show some of your favorite players that you enjoy. Taking a date outside in the sunshine while watching a baseball game on a sunny Saturday afternoon can certainly break the ice, and you can grab some cold beverages there.
5. Go to an outdoors concert
Outdoor concerts are surely a fun time, especially in the summer. The music creates a vibrant atmosphere that the introvert can enjoy, and it makes for an exciting date night under the stars above. You can discuss bands, performances, and check out other upcoming events. If the band is playing a slow love song, this may be your time and opportunity to make a romantic move. Hopefully, the stars will align for you, the moonlight will keep you relaxed, and you can take advantage of the atmosphere to create your own symphony.
Consider this the Bible for Introvert Dating. Even if you feel a bit anxious during the dating process, these five date ideas for introverts should help you overcome your anxiety. Dating conversation gets easier with interesting surroundings and imaginative experiences, so you can relax and enjoy the company.