When Should You Give Up On Dating?

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

graphicstock-cartoon-man-waving-white-flag_S78tlpumV-_thumbA surprising number of people—mostly young heterosexual men—are giving up on dating. While it’s true some of those calling it quits are doing so out of a desire to spend more time on their career or other worthwhile pursuits, for most of them it’s because they can’t find any suitable partners.

One poll reported 28 percent of men under the age of thirty didn’t have sex at all in 2018, numbers that have tripled over the last decade and are continuing to spike. While many men are still putting themselves out there, for others the disappointment and frustration have turned into despair and resentment and they’ve thrown in the towel completely.

It’s my personal opinion that if a man chooses not to interact with women that’s his business and I respect his decision. However, as a dating coach I can tell you the vast majority of men who have abandoned dating have done so too soon.

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4 Lies Dating Coaches Tell

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

As a dating coach, few things bother me more than bad advice from other coaches. Often times, it’s simply a lack of understanding on their part and they’re only putting out lousy information because they don’t know any better. But all too frequently dating coaches will tell you things they know are false just to sell their services.

In an effort to keep you from falling for the b.s., here’s my list of the top four lies dating coaches tell.

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The Case Against Online Dating

– by Wes Colton, Introvert Unbound

skeleton smart phone-2Obviously, online dating is one of the main ways people meet these days. Many introverts in particular consider these apps and sites to be godsends, making it possible to get dates without leaving the house.

While there’s no question online dating can enhance many people’s dating lives, I’m going to explain why, as a dating coach, I don’t often recommend it to my clients.

(Editor’s note: This article will be primarily discussing heterosexual relationships, as this is my expertise.)

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PODCAST #18: Coming Out of Your Introvert Shell (with David Richards)

On episode #18 of the Introvert Unbound Podcast, Wes talks with David Richards, a 22-year-old introvert who came out of his introvert shell after dropping out of college to found his own email system provider, Enveloperty.

In this lively discussion, David and Wes talk about:

  • how important it is for introverts to push their comfort zone
  • the similarities and differences between dating and sales
  • how practice makes pretty good (if not perfect) in terms of socializing

Stream or download here

Podcast 18