When you are single dating during the holidays can be daunting. Shouldn’t you be happily coupled up by now? Well, then I’ve got good news for you! Even though you might find yourself saying “everyone is in a relationship but me!”, the truth is there are plenty of other singles out there also searching for love during the holidays. So stop waiting and start dating! Here are the top five reasons you should be dating during the holidays:
1. There are more singles to meet
Dating during the holidays offers a whole new group of potential singles. And bonus, you have the opportunity to meet more people in person, because of all the holiday gatherings and events happening at this time of year. Use these social events as your very own holiday dating service. If you start to view it as such, at the very least, you’ll see that there are opportunities all around you to meet like-minded singles who are ready to start dating. The holidays are no time to be sitting at home swiping or winking. Get out there!
2. People are more relationship ready
As the holidays approach people tend to take stock of their lives and become more interested in sharing with someone and coupling off. Between watching endless romantic holiday movies and wanting to share a New Year’s kiss, people are more motivated to be dating during the holidays. The holidays can make people feel more serious about finding love.
The holidays serve as a reminder that people don’t want to be alone, and may take more action to find someone
3. Your friends are more likely to hook you up
Everyone is brimming with warm fuzzy feelings, and there is a greater chance that your friends will think of you more often, and try setting you up more actively with potential dates than they have been through the year. Dating during the holidays allows you to take advantage of your friend’s matchmaking services! Friends don’t let friends be alone during the holidays.
4. You are more relaxed and open-minded
Since the holidays come with their own charm, such as looking at lights and decorations across the city, it helps put you in the mood for dating during the holidays. During the rest of the year, a lot of people will not give someone a chance if they are not overly attracted to them even though they haven’t spoken a word to each other As it gets closer to winter, and especially during the holiday season, people tend to become more open and more willing to go out and date people they otherwise wouldn’t.
5. It’s easier to approach someone
During this time of the year, many people are more vulnerable because they do not want to spend the holidays alone. Due to this vulnerability, single people during this time of the year will be friendlier if you try to engage them in conversation. The holiday season entails several holidays back-to-back, and people don’t want to spend one holiday alone, let alone more than one. So keep this in mind about how people are feeling during the holiday season, and start being a little more friendly.
Dating isn’t easy during any time of the year, so make sure to know your worth, set your intentions, stay true to your values, and most importantly, remember to take care of yourself. This is supposed to be a fun process, not a chore! Keep that in the back of your mind as you go forth and conquer the territories of love and sex.
Want more dating advice? Read here for tips on how to survive going to holiday parties alone.
Julia McCurley is a Professional Matchmaker , Relationship Coach and CEO of Something More, Austin’s premier Matchmaking service. After a successful career in the IT staffing business, she decided to take her headhunting skills and transfer them to be a headhunter for the heart. She has been creating happy couples in Austin since 2009 and has helped hundreds of singles on their journey to finding love. Julia has been featured in many media outlets such as ABC, NBC, CBS , and Fox TV affiliates, Bustle, and the Huffington Post. She also just published her first book, Game Set Match: A Professional Matchmaker’s Advice on How to Win At the Game Of Love.