Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide
I’m a 30-year-old gay man with a new boyfriend. He is a total social butterfly: the kind of person who shows up to a bar on a random Friday night and just happens to know 10 people there. I, on the other hand, don’t love being super-social. It’s not that I’m shy. I just find socializing exhausting. I really like him, and we mostly hang out one-on-one. However, the times we are with a lot of other people, even when they’re a bunch of his friends, I feel a little overwhelmed. I’m worried he’ll find me boring because of this, and I’d rather know sooner than later if my being a wallflower will be the death of the relationship.
There are great parties and introverts’ version of great parties: the ones they arrive at on the wrong day and find a locked, dark house.