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Updated on Friday, April 11

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QUESTION: It seems like a lot of introverts are still dating their high school SO's or something similar. Do they just get it right the first time or are they not interested in exploring options/getting to know other people?

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  1. likely the latter.

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  2. Sometimes it's the former and sometimes it's the latter. My sister and her husband are HS sweethearts and my brother and his SO are (technically) HS sweethearts despite the fact that they broke things off after HS and met other people for a bit while remaining friends. Of course, in both cases, they were all extroverts so that kind of kills the counter argument.

    Either way, you never know.

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  3. I'm an introvert, and I've been dating my extroverted SO since high school. I haven't met anyone as interesting and unique as her (this is MY personal opinion), and still have not during my stay in Waterloo, and I have gotten to know many great people here. I feel lucky to have met her, so I suppose I got it right the first time.

    Not saying she's oh so superior to everyone else, though. Just saying she's perfect for me.

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    1. Soooo perfect example of not exploring. Your argument/stance would be billion times stronger had you slept around and dated AND THEN got back together because you found her "superior".

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  4. I like my relationship and so I don't feel a need to "explore my options." If it ain't broke, don't fix it. It doesn't have much to do with me being an introvert.

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  5. Comfort. You don't feel like leaving that comfort so theres no point in looking.

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  6. I'm an introvert that wants nothing to do with anyone that I went to high school with. Definitely didn't get it right the first time.
    I'm interested in exploring but too many bad experiences have made me too picky to accept anyone.

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  7. I was in high school while my SO was in university when we met. We've been together for 6 years and now we're getting married. Neither of us are in any way introverts and we both met a lot of people in university. It just never occurred to us that we wanted to be with anyone else. I guess we got lucky.

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  8. Chances are if they are introverts they are too scared to meet new people or they don't interact with new people and hence new better options don't become available and that means they must settle for what they have.

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  9. we're both extroverts, but im too scared to break it off because of everything that's gone into it and the backlash because it's been a really long time...

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  10. I think some of you are confusing "introverts" with "shy". Introverts (like me) prefer to be on our own to relax and recharge. Extroverts need to be around people to relax and recharge. Therefore it is possible to have a sociable and outgoing introvert or a quieter or shy extrovert.

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    1. 10 again, not sure how I'd tie that back to the original question of why most introverts are still with their SO from High School. Personally I'm not... and I know very few people still with their SO from high school.

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