What if you found another person... a friend, a companion, a soul mate... who "gets" you. What if you could sit on a porch swing with him for hours and never say a word and walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you ever had. What if that person understood your need, as he understood his own, for privacy, for quiet time, for reflection, and did not feel it necessary to fill the air with observations and constant chatter. What if that person loved you with all his heart, and looked out for you, and saw to your needs as you saw to his. What if you shared music and art and laughter and good restaurants and museums and scenery and books and romance and slow dancing.
I once sat with my grandfather watching a sunset. It was a few hours and it was the best time I had with him. We did not speak. It was destroyed when my grandmother and aunt returned from the cult mass they had been at. Both of us sighed as we headed in to the chaos.
I'm not looking to fall in love, but it would be nice to have a daily companion who didn't require explanations for the things about us that are different. I have a few quirks, but I think we all do. I've never been highly social and a long distance move 5 years ago to a small Texas town has left me feeling rather isolated. I love where I live for many reasons, but socially, I was dead until I joined a Democrats club a few weeks ago. So far, it's been doing a good job of meeting my social needs, but still, a companion would be really nice.
I have a fellow introvert friend like that. We exult in having "introvert" in common. Funnily enough, he is also a devout christian, and we love to discuss our belief/non-belief in a respectful way. Neither of us intends to convert the other. It's very refreshing. We share tons of interests, and have been friends for over a decade. I should probably point out, it's platonic, as he is gay, so he's not a life partner, just a very dear friend.