You know it’s coming! Your Facebook Newsfeed is already starting to sprout images of happy, cozy couples and families by the dinner table. Eventually, everyone around you will start posting stories or videos of holiday engagements or displays of shiny rings around the fireplace. If you’re single and have been looking for a romance of your own, this time of year does wonders in making you feel more than a little left out.
It’s hard not to look forward to the holiday season, but it would be a lie if we said that we want to enter these times with someone special by our side. The endless barrage of happy couples shopping and dining together is hard to escape. Not having someone of your own is bound to make you feel somewhat alienated by the all the symbolism and imagery abound.
Feeling a bit alienated? Don’t worry—because you’re not alone. Thousands of singles report feeling this way during the holidays, and you may not be shocked to learn that the last week of the year is when online dating sites peak in membership and activity.
If you’re looking for love for the holidays (and onward into the New Year), you’re in luck, since a romantic relationship is so high on many people’s lists. Getting jilted during the holidays is rough, but there is a bright side for both new and long-term singles. In terms of the numbers anyway, this is the very best time to look love.
Here are some tips to help you get started in your search:
You’re already reading this article online, so why not join some online dating sites to help you enjoy your improved odds of finding a special someone? Sites like OkCupid.com or the popular dating app Tinder are quick and easy ways to put yourself out there without investing too much. Not only will you get to search for someone your type, but you’ll also get a valuable ego boost with attention that comes your way. Simple seeing that you have options will play a major role in how you feel about yourself and your search for a special someone.
Don’t Make Your Search the Center of Your Life.
Continue to concentrate on activities you enjoy, your career, health, and relationships with family and friends—especially during this festive time of year. When you focus on keeping yourself happy, it will keep your life balanced and make you a more interesting person when you do meet someone special.
Understand What You Need in a Relationship.
The draw to find someone ASAP to share the holiday season with may be overwhelming, but remember to stay level-headed and focus on your needs. the key to getting off the dating merry-go-round often requires nothing more than taking time to get to know yourself before you try to get to know someone else. Define your core values and understand your emotional needs so when the time comes to settle down with someone, they’re the right person to settle down with.
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