Online Dating - Holiday Tips
By Ovi Dogar
Published 12/14/2006 | Dating
Singles and Holidays dont always mix. Thats why learning how to survive and thrive during the holiday season is an important thing for singles to learn. Since holidays are marketed for families, singles that are alone are often made to feel like outsiders crashing a party. Talk about the holiday blues!
As Christian single women and men dreading yet another holiday season alone, youre probably struggling or thinking about:
- Where youre going to spend the holidays to avoid loneliness
- How unfair it is that another Christmas is coming, and youre still single
- What youre going to tell or do to those relatives who ask you again why youre not yet married.
We all know that Christmas can be tricky when it comes to dating. On the surface; it seems the ideal time to find that special someone, what with office parties, social get-togethers and strategically hung mistletoe (keep it clean lads). Yet Christmas is also a season tarnished by novelty knitted jumpers, Santa socks, loud ties, sparkly bauble earrings and flashing badges (and by flashing we mean lights!) On with the snow, the winter weather is renowned for drying out the skin, so make sure you don't snow on your dream date this Christmas!
Festive cheer... Smile! Remember to keep up your spirits as winter approaches.
New Year's Eve ranks up there as being one of the top three loneliest nights of the year if you are alone, and not by choice. But don't worry -- while it may be a well kept secret -- the truth is, most singles are either home alone or staying in with family. That said, if you are home alone, don't despair, these tips are for you:
- Get your favorite pizza ordered in and commit to a night of DVD movies.
- Phone date. Call your friends from different parts of the country.
- Invite other singles over for a take-in dinner. The truth is you'll probably have more fun with these friends than you would at a big shebang with people you don't know well at all.
But if none of this will make you feel better you have another opportunity:
- Get online! With the growing popularity of online dating, meeting a member of the opposite sex has never been easier. The days when men and women grappled with the problem of finding a date for Saturday night are long gone. Now all you have to do is to spend a few hours online, maybe even less, and you can find a date instantly.
The biggest advantage of online dating is wide choice. How do you normally find a suitable person to date - through friends or family? Somebody known to someone you know. Otherwise, you have to look to date unknown people offline, for example in a club. But that is risky, because you know nothing about each other and the very first encounter is direct.
With online dating, you get a very wide choice. Leaving aside few cheats, you can identify some suitable persons who can be dated by you provided they are ready. You get to know about their profession, likes and dislikes and preferences for a dating partner. That gives you a lot of information about them. With further correspondence, you can find out more. And if you are careful and alert, you should be able to identify liars amongst them. But even after that, you get a much bigger choice. Now you are not dependent only on friends and family, but you can target a lot many totally unknown people who can be dated by you.
According to a yahoo, Personals Survey, 40 percent of single women are asking Santa to bring them someone to marry in the next year, while 38 percent of single men are just hoping to get a hot date for New Year's Eve. More than 1,000 single people from across the country offered insights into their wish lists for holiday party dates, meeting the parents, celebrity mistletoe encounters and more.
Willing to go solo?
While 86 percent of singles are willing to go to a holiday party alone, nearly half (43 percent) admitted that it's sad to be single during the holidays.
Singles in the Midwest are the most likely to stay home if they don't have a date to a holiday party.
Are you feeling down about being single this holiday season and wishing you could just go into suspended animation till January 1st... or make that February 15th? You are not alone, because there are a lot of men online that are waiting to know you better. You will have an absolutely great time and you may find the special one.
Following this advice will help you to enjoy the end of year and move ahead with a positive outlook... and quite possibly ready for an amazing new romance in 2007.
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