It's all fault of our society and the Extroverted Ideal. That stupid paradigm that says if you don't hang out, go to discos, get drunk, be talkative, spend all your free time with friends and social activities, take non-sense decisions and regret later, have hundreds of friends, etc., you're just a weird alien from Venus that deserves to be alone. And it's all light years far from truth. Us introverts need to spend time alone, doing things. It's not that we dislike social situations, but they actually make us waste energy, while extroverts gain it from those environments.
Thus, we have just a few friends, prefer to stay home than to go out and spend lots of time alone. And lots of girls/mans see that as a flaw. As a shy, hollow person that will never achieve something on life. And that's funny considering most of the greatest scientists, the big mayority of the world's top CEOs, and lots of big artists (musicians, writers, painters) are actually introverts.
At the risk of being all "Dr. Phil" here, there's a lot of crap in that post. Honestly? I don't know one person who actually thinks "introverts" are "shy hollow people" with no hope of achievement. Frankly, it's far more likely that just plain no one gives a shit. I don't mean about you, personally, but about how people choose to spend their day. This is the difference between focusing on the nonsense of what some advertiser wants you to think in the 30 seconds he/she has to shill her product or focusing on living your life how you want to live it. Put an ad on Match or eHarmony and say exactly what you said. I think you might be surprised at the number of women who are looking for a man to be an adult and be willing to focus on her, as opposed to being the town drunk or the life of the party.
One thing I've found in my experience with the whole partner scene is... there is someone for everyone. If Jeff the Vomit Guy can find a mate (Google it, but NSFW) then someone who is "merely" socially awkward in certain circumstances doesn't have a lot of leg to stand on. You may not have the same number of options as, say, Derek Jeter, but the odds of you being the only one in your position is slim to none, for better or worse.
As for the thread, I have never dated someone. I just don't know how to approach them. And I'm afraid that they will get bored of me just because I don't hang out with them and dislike little talk. I'm not desperate to have a girlfriend now, but it'd be nice to make me feel a little bit less alone. I've heard online dating sites might be helpful. some advise on these places?
Respectfully, now, the notion that "someone will get bored with you" is not introversion. That's something else. Introvert, extrovert or pervert, I think the first step is being willing to put whatever it is you are out there. I am very much an introvert, and more often than not (though, admittedly, not always) would much prefer to sit in, put on some Floyd, and read or play PS3. At this point (I'm 47) I don't pitch it as a "flaw", I pitch it as a plus.
Advice? Patience. Honesty. Don't be a douchebag (not that you would be). I think the one "problem" with online dating sites is that they are a useful tool, but they aren't the wild west of the internet, and yet some people choose to use them as if they were. Meaning, on a site like this, or in a YouTube comments section, you don't usually have to back up what you say in person at some point. Ideally, in a dating situation, you will. I have met several bright, attractive, smart people on my relatively short stay on "Match.com" and some of them I am still friends with, even if there were no romantic sparks. I have also met some weird, delusional people as well, but isn't that a cross-section of life?