Dating as an ISTP So, you've been typed as an ISTP, congratulations!
You're an enigma when it comes to intimate relationships.
Until you understand yourself better, you will tend to come off as cold, uncaring and distant.
Even if you have a deep love for someone, you will have to try hard to figure out how to show it.
During younger dating years ISTPs tend to observe from the sidelines or place very little value in dating.
Often they view it from a stance of “what's the point?
” As a result, ISTPs tend to start dating late (averaging around 18-22 years old).
ISTPs also tend to have large time spans where they have no interest in dating after a relationship has gone south. Forcing yourself to do something you have little interest in will usually end in wasted effort.
Do you simply want someone to have fun with and to relieve your "urges"? You're an ISTP, you don't really NEED people, so never get caught into the mentality that you NEED a relationship.
Do you want someone to be there waiting for you when you come back from your adventures? That mentality will only set you up for disappointment or worse.
Explore that which comes your way, but don't commit to it unless it's something that you're absolutely certain you want.
Learn about dating Intimate relationships will be one of the hardest parts of an ISTP's life, minus the sex part...
If you find yourself suddenly in a relationship, start doing some research.