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Single bells, single bells, single all the way! The big day is nearly upon us, and with it a family and friends extravaganza as you share turkey with loved ones – and the not so loved ones. Being single over Christmas has its disadvantages, but don’t let your Aunt’s interrogation about when you’re going to settle down get you downhearted. We’ve got some top tips to help you survive the week ahead, and learn to love the freedom that you have at this time of year.
Precious ‘Me’ Time
The grass is always greener on the other side, so whilst you might envy those lovebirds as you tuck into a romantic meal for one over the next few days, just remember that by Boxing Day they’ll probably be bickering over what to watch over TV and who should do the washing up. Being single over Christmas gives you a unique opportunity to take some time out for yourself. Have that lazy morning in bed, hit the spa, focus on your New Year’s resolutions and check out your online dating profile to see if anyone’s worth your interest.
Avoiding Family Pressure
Stop your parents in their tracks when the inevitable lecture about your love life begins, by showing them that you don’t need your hand holding to find a partner. Spend some time surfing the net to meet likeminded people in your area, and you might even have a date set up for that dead period between Christmas and New Year. We can’t promise they’ll stop interfering and setting up blind dates, but at least you won’t have a Bridget Jones-esque awkward moment at that family gathering.
Meet Someone New
Appeasing the parents isn’t the only reason why festive dates are a good idea. Let’s face it, after the hundredth repeat of that Christmas special on TV you’ll be climbing the walls searching for an excuse to leave the house. And what other time of the year do you have whole days free to go out and play? Especially for professional daters, now is the perfect time to focus on meeting someone special, when you’ve got more time on your hands and should be feeling much more relaxed!
If you’ve waited all year for Mr or Miss Right to walk up to you in a bar, change your approach over Christmas and sign up to free online dating instead. Not only will perfecting your online dating profile give you something to do when you’re sofa-bound in a Turkey coma, but it’s an ideal way to kickstart your New Year’s resolutions early without spending a penny!
Safeguard your sanity over the holidays and embrace being single by following this simple survival guide to get you through to January. Enjoy the freedom that your situation brings at this intense time of year, and use it to focus on making 2015 your happiest (and most romantic) yet.
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