Navigating the world and life itself as an empath comes with its struggles. Being hypersensitive to the emotions and energies of those around you can be awfully draining, leaving them with very little energy at the end of the day. When it comes to dating, this becomes even more true, as now these empaths have to add feelings of romance into the mix.
Empaths often have to take extra precautions when approaching others romantically because of these heightened sensitivities so as not to get their hearts shattered in the process. Are there types of people who are better suited to complement an empath's lifestyle because of this?
Falling in love is one of life's precious moments, but as an empath, this journey can be especially challenging. Taking the time to get to know yourself first is the key, and what can help is learning what components of your birth chart hold the answers to your perfect mate's traits and temperament.
With the help of an insightful personalized report based on your date of birth, you can unlock vital knowledge to help pave the way for an incredibly beautiful journey of empathy and unity. Learn more about your perfect match today!
Burned By The Past
Dating as an empath can be tough. Your highly sensitive nature means you're vulnerable to a lot of the games and tactics less-than-favorable people use when navigating the dating game, meaning you're always the one leaving with your heart broken after being toyed with for weeks, maybe even months.
To find romantic success with an empath's temperament, you need to be on the lookout for the personality types that align with and complement all your wonderful, signature empath traits, like one of the types listed here.
Type 1: The Intellectual
Having an intellectual around, as an empath, means you always have someone who can help ground you when things get intense. Intellectual types tend not to immediately trust their gut reactions to things, instead wanting to break them down and analyze each section of the situation slowly. They put logic first, not their emotions, meaning they can make more thought-out, rational decisions.
The right intellectual wouldn't shoot down their empath partner's feelings but instead, help them calm those feelings down so no rash decisions are made.
That being said, no partner type is without their issues. The intellectual is often slower to participate in more intimate actions, like flirting or other lighthearted shows of affection. This may bother some empaths, but others may find it a bit freeing to not be as smothered while still feeling the love their partner has for them.
If you're an empath in a relationship with an intellectual, remember that you'll have to be very open about asking for help and discussing issues, keep those communication channels wide open. Your partner won't be able to read the room quite like you can, and as such, won't sense problems as quickly when they arise. It'll be up to you to prevent yourself from becoming too worked up about a problem before your partner has even noticed it's there.
Type 2: The Rock
The rock personality is characterized by being the strong, silent type. They're reliable, always there when you need them, and happy to share the burdens of whatever you may be struggling with. They want to be that anchor for you, that person you can return home to and know you'll have a comforting pair of arms waiting to hold you once you do.
They tend not to get alarmed or upset easily, which is a great counterweight to an empath's heightened feelings and emotional outbursts. They provide a consistent, calm environment, perfect for an empath who values routine.
A Tough Nut To Crack
However, the rock type also tends to be a bit closed off—especially in the early stages of a relationship. It will be up to the empath to slowly chip at the rock's outer layers before a crack finally forms and they get to see what lies inside. It will be a slow process, even frustrating at times, but it will be well worth it once they trust you enough to let you in.
Things to remember when dating a rock type is that they need to be reminded of their virtues. Remind them often how grateful you are for them, highlight their best qualities, and let them know what it is you love about them. This will also get them to soften up and maybe even mirror the behavior, something rock types ought to do.
You may have to request affection from them as they're sometimes a little obtuse about when to express affection themselves, but once they know how much you want it, they'll be happy to share "I love you"s often.
Type 3: The Fellow Empath
That's right! Another one of the best personality types for an empath is another empath. Empaths are kind but also extremely passionate, providing some excitement and fire to the relationship. Of course, they feel their partner's emotions very strongly, meaning neither party will have to do much in the way of explaining themselves as the other will know when something's up right away. This does make for extremely open avenues for communication, though, which takes away a lot of worry regarding secrets.
That all being said, it's also easy for two empaths to overwhelm each other, entering a feedback loop of intense emotions that cause the other to crumble as you do. To date another empath as an empath yourself, you'll both need to already have an arsenal of grounding methods and the ability to step away when things are getting stressful.
Mandated Time Apart
Two empaths together might also struggle when setting boundaries, as that's tough for empaths in general. Their overbearing need to help others often trumps their need for space, and before they've even realized it, they've burnt themselves out and are now in a rut.
Dating another empath means you'll have to learn when you've had enough mentally and need some time alone to decompress. Needing time alone isn't a bad thing, and it's something your partner should be able to understand, given they can get to that same point of frustration. You don't want to aggravate any negative emotions just as much as they don't.
Keeping Yourself Sane
A dual empath relationship can be challenging but immensely rewarding too. Not only will you develop an extremely deep, understanding bond on both a romantic and platonic level with one another, but you'll also have someone who understands how your mind works and the struggles empaths face.
To keep the peace and foster a positive empath-empath relationship, take some time away from each other every day. Practice a solo hobby, go for a walk, whatever helps release some of the daily stressors so you're not bringing them to your partner. For things to do together, try incorporating some daily mindfulness activities like meditation into your routine. This will help forge a spiritual connection while also helping you both keep your sensitivities more in check.
Your Truest Desires
Now, this doesn't mean that all of these personality types are perfect for every single empath. You also have to factor personal taste into your search. After all, you don't want to force yourself into a relationship with someone you find uninteresting or unattractive just because you think they'd be a good balance to your empath sensibilities.
Above all the other tips and outlines listed here, you deserve a partner that makes you happy. If you don't already know what sort of traits would make you happy in a relationship, it's never too late to learn! Do some soul-searching, discover what you truly want out of a partner, and keep that in mind when navigating that big sea full of many, many fish.
To determine the perfect personality type for you, ask yourself, what do I need from a partner to help me love myself more and to make me feel complete? What qualities would make me want to build a life and a future with them by my side?
Through a personalized report based on your date of birth, you can gain insight through your birth chart to build a relationship and discover what it is that truly resonates with you in a loving companion. Learn more about your perfect relationship today!