Are you dreading holidays because you are single? For those who are alone, this can be a difficult season -- especially if you know what it is like to be in a relationship during this time of year. This can, however, be your best time of year if you follow this plan:
1. Participate in Lots of Holiday Gatherings
Who knows? You may meet Mr. or Ms. Right at that next party. Or you may meet someone who knows someone who is right for you. And you will most certainly have fun, which makes for a good holiday season.
So how do you find these gatherings? Ask your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers about upcoming holiday events. Then see if you can join in on fun!
Many people volunteer during holidays, especially very good-hearted, loving people -- kind of people with whom you want to be in a relationship! This is why volunteering is a great way to meet others while also making yourself feel good for contributing.
How do you find these opportunities for holiday volunteering? Look in your local paper and in your phone book for charitable organizations. Or contact your local United Way for charitable organizations in your area.
Religion and spirituality can be uplifting and satisfying for your soul. Thus, holidays are perfect time to rejoin or revisit your place of worship. Plus, you'll find that lots of other people are making same choice this season!
If you have trouble meeting your fellow worshipers, take on a volunteer role. Become a greeter, volunteer on a holiday committee, or take on some other role that fits your personality and interests. Being in a role with a job to do makes it easier to strike up conversation with people -- and possibly find romance!
4. Participate at Work
Are there holiday events going on at your work? If so, participate! If not, lead a group of people in organizing some activities.
Create opportunities to socialize with as many of your co-workers as possible, then ask each of them to bring friends to events.
5. Send Out a Holiday Letter
Mail a letter about your life to your friends and family, and maybe even to work clients. Tell them about significant events and milestones in your year -- and tell them you are single and looking! Describe your ideal mate and include your picture. Who knows what postman will bring back?
6. Step Out of Ordinary
Participate in activities that you either normally avoid or don't have time to do. And take time to research brand-new activities in which you can partake. Step out of your norm and you are likely to meet new and interesting people.