When you’re single, it’s natural to notice other couples. But, during the holidays, it seems as if everyone is in a relationship. When love replaces the chill in the air, and everyone seems to have someone else to snuggle up with, being single can be frustrating. If you’re willing to devote a little time to having fun, there’s a lot you can do to find a dating partner. Today, I’ll describe 4 ways that you can heat up the winter and enjoy dating during the holidays.
#1 – Get Involved Online
A lot of people think that winter is a bad time to find a date online. Nothing is further from the truth. In fact, when other singles neglect their profiles and emails, it creates an opportunity because there’s less competition for you. As the cold season arrives, update your online dating profile with new pictures, preferably those in which you’re wearing winter clothes. Write a new description that focuses on winter activities you enjoy. Then, start contacting members you’re interested in.
#2 – Attend Holiday Parties
Christmas and New Year’s parties are perfect opportunities to meet singles. Believe it or not, many of the guests won’t have significant others. Sometimes, they’ll come to the party with friends; other times, they’ll come solo. As long as you have an opening line or two, starting a conversation is easy. For example, asking someone “What are you planning to do for Christmas?” is a great icebreaker and can help you figure out if they’re single.
#3 – Donate Time To Those In Need
There are plenty of charities that provide comfort to people who aren’t fortunate enough to have a home, food, or even a family. Consider working at a food bank, soup line, or even at a Salvation Army store. When the holidays roll around, more people than ever are in a giving mood. Donating your time not only helps others, but it gives you a chance to reflect on the things you’re thankful for. Plus, it’s a great place to meet a potential dating partner. You can even donate your time to wrap gifts for busy shoppers; one of them may lead to a date!
#4 – Be A Conversation Starter
Everyone is a little friendlier during the holidays; people are always more willing to talk with strangers during the Christmas season than at any other time of the year. Finding a new dating partner is often as easy as saying “hello.” Whether you’re at the grocery store, bookstore, local coffee shop, or department store, start conversations. As an icebreaker, ask for others’ opinions about the items you’re buying. For example, at a bookstore, ask for book ideas for gifts. At the grocery store, ask which ingredients are best for a meal you’re preparing. You never know where a simple question can lead.
From Single To Dating With A Smile
Finding a date during the holiday season doesn’t have to be difficult. Most of the time, it’s just a matter of getting involved and meeting people. Refresh your online dating profile, mark your calendar for upcoming parties, and consider donating your time at charities. Wherever you go, talk with people. Sometimes, a smile is all that’s needed to get things started.