LA Dating – Holiday Survival Tips for Singles in Los Angeles
Surviving Christmas when you’re single can be very difficult, which is why our LA dating service has compiled the ultimate guide for getting through the holidays alone.
We’re not saying that every single person our there dreads spending Christmas alone. But as professional matchmakers working with singles in Los Angeles every day, we know that a large portion of singles do dread Christmas and the whole holiday season. Whether it’s meeting up with old friends who are now in happy relationships, attending work functions solo, or having to answer questions from nosy family members, being single during the festive season can definitely be dreadful, not joyful.
But rather than locking yourself away with a liter of eggnog and leftover turkey, we have some insightful tips to help you make the best out of the holiday season.
1. Do not wallow.
This is the number one tip for surviving the holidays alone, and the very best tip for surviving any time of year on your own. If you wallow on the fact that you don’t have a partner, you’re going to fall into a downward spiral of misery. Misery will breed misery and make things worse on you. How often have you walked into a party and thought to yourself: “Oh, I’m going to approach the most miserable person across the room”? Never!
We know it’s easier said than done to bandage those feelings of sadness, especially if this isn’t your first Christmas alone, but you must try. As soon as you feel your mind start creeping towards negativity, do something to distract yourself. Volunteer at a shelter, cook some delicious food, or reach out to a friend who can always lift your spirits.
2. Enjoy the festive season.
If the thought of walking in to a family gathering or a friend’s get together has you feeling intimidated, don’t worry. Nobody is really paying that much attention anyways. Simply try to enjoy their company and get chitchatting with them. If you really can’t face it, try to invite a friend to accompany you.
3. Occupy your time.
This tip goes hand in hand with do not wallow. If you’ve been single for a while, you probably know how to occupy your time, and that’s great. That’s exactly what you need to do during the festive holiday season. Use this time to attend parties, see old friends, check out Christmas markets, enjoy Christmas parades, or simply volunteer in your spare time. The idea is to keep yourself as busy as you can to stop yourself from thinking about your single status.
4. Feel good about yourself.
Okay, so you don’t have a partner to spend time with, so that means you have plenty of time on your hands. Why not volunteer for a charity? If you want to feel good about yourself, this is what you need to do. After all, the festive season is all about giving back, right? You’ll feel so awesome inside knowing you’re making a difference in someone else’s life.
5. Have a good comeback ready to fire up.
If there’s one thing we already know is going to happen over the holidays it’s those nosy family members asking you about your love life. Yes, it’s petty, but it’s going to happen. So how do you prepare for this? You need to have a good comeback ready to go. You can tell Uncle Mike that you’re focusing on your career and don’t have time to commit to a partner. Tell Aunt Tori you’re happy with where your life is at right now.
6. Look on the bright side of things.
There are actually many perks of being single for Christmas. Not having to buy your partner presents, not stressing over whose house to eat Christmas dinner at, being able to go to any Christmas party you want—the list literally goes on.
Remember that Christmas puts a lot of stress on couples—many of them end up fighting a lot. But not you, because you’re single. Enjoy this moment and all your freedom because you might not be flying solo next year.
But if you honestly can’t face Christmas alone, why not take a little winter break and go to an exotic destination where you can relax and enjoy yourself? A tropical beach sounds like paradise, right?
Our matchmakers here at Los Angeles Singles want to wish you a safe & happy holiday.
If you’re one of the thousands of singles in Los Angeles who is looking for love this holiday season, don’t hesitate to reach out for help. To reserve your FREE (90-minute) matchmaking consultation, simply fill out the confidential form at the top of the page today!