SeekMySoulmate.com and Chelsea Badeau, Comcast.net Relationships Editor, have released some tips on how single people can meet potential relationship or date partners during the holiday season. Acc
Following are Badeau’s five suggestions for meeting singles during the holidays:
1) Party It Up: Go to work functions, friendly gatherings, or any other type of holiday party. Too often singles opt not to go because they don't have a date. But there are many singles that do go alone or with a platonic friend. When you get to the party, make sure to mix and mingle. Even if you don't meet anyone that you are romantically interested in, you may meet someone who has a brother or friend who would be perfect for you.
2) Look Online: Search through profiles of singles in your area and carefully decide who you would like to contact based on interests, hobbies, and other considerations that may be important to you. Online dating is a great option for meeting people at any time of the year, but the holidays are especially good because of the cold weather and the social stigma of being single during the 'season of love.'
3) Sport a Wristband: You know those trendy silicone wristbands that everyone is wearing for this cause or that cause? I bet you never thought that they could actually help you get a date. Well, think again. Seekingmysoulmate.com has introduced hot new RED BANDS that let people know you are single and looking for love. You can wear this band to all those holiday parties you will be attending. Or you can just wear it to the post office or the supermarket or anywhere for that matter. They are only $10 (and part of that goes to charity) and since they are red, they will be the perfect accessory for your festive holiday outfits. Also, be on the lookout for other singles wearing the bands, because then you will know you have the green light to approach them.
4) Hit the Slopes: Hot chocolate, nice cozy fires, and skiing. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for cooking up some romance on a chilly day. Even if you aren't really interested in the actual skiing part, you can still have a great time and meet other singles. Many resorts actually host singles-themed weekends where rates are lower than usual and special (indoor and outdoor) activities are planned to help singles get to know each other.
5) Head to the Malls: I know it sounds kind of weird considering that the mall is the one place where many people dread going during the holiday season because of the crowds. But just stop and think about it: besides you, there are hundreds, maybe even thousands, of other singles doing their shopping for friends and family. And striking up a conversation couldn't be easier. Just ask for an opinion on a gift, "Excuse me, I am looking for a hat for my sister and I am clueless about women's fashion, which one do you think she'll like?" Many times people will ask you for advice, which gives you the perfect opportunity to turn on the charm.
“You often hear about singles having holiday blues, but I think it’s a great time to put on a happy face,” said Badeau. “Smile and take advantage of the spirit that’s unique to this time of year. You never know what Santa may have waiting for you.”