It’s that time of the year again—the festive time where everything seems magical. You got it—it’s the joyous holiday season. It’s time to dig out those holiday decorations, string up your favorite Christmas lights, and prepare to feast on some of the most delicious foods of the entire year.
Beautiful holiday displays, joyous music, and festive get togethers… Sounds wonderful, right? It absolutely does! But there is one little exception: if you’re single, the romantic holiday season may be the most dreaded time of year for you. But you’re not alone. This ultra-cheery season often triggers unwanted anxiety and feelings for many New Jersey singles. Since the cold winter weather is the perfect time to cuddle up with a partner, you’re constantly bombarded with reminders of your single status, and let’s not forget about that dreaded New Year’s Eve kiss!
Thanks to Hollywood movies, everything revolves around happy couples frolicking in the snow and walking hand-in-hand in the magical winter wonderland, and there’s just no escaping it. There is absolutely nothing you can do to ignore the fact that you’re single for the holidays. But don’t worry, just because we’re matchmakers who love creating happy relationships doesn’t mean we don’t want to help out all the singles out there too. Today, our New Jersey Singles matchmakers will unveil the ultimate holiday survival guide for singles in New Jersey.
1. Don’t Let Your Single Status Discourage You
Being single for the holidays isn’t the worst thing that can happen to you. Yes, your single status might make you feel sad and lonely, but it’s not doing anything to harm you otherwise.
Your relationship status, or lack thereof, doesn’t—by any means—make you less of a person. Yes, you will be reminded of your single status a lot, but it’s important not to get discouraged this time of year. We want you to focus on the bigger picture, THE HOLIDAY SEASON!
If you really think about it, you have many things in your life to be thankful for. Maybe you are every successful in your career, or maybe you own your own company. Maybe you are younger and are working your way through college, or perhaps you’re older and have a large and loving family. See, there are many wonderful things you can be thankful for in your life. Honestly, the list can go on and on, so don’t let your single status bring you down this holiday season.
2. Dodge the Holiday Rom-Coms
Romantic movies are great, but only when you’re in a relationship. Our expert matchmakers want you to avoid those rom-coms at all costs this holiday season. It might sound childish to dodge something as simple as a movie, but believe it or not, this little tip will help you survive the holidays on your own.
Now that the holiday season is here, you’re bound to be bombarded with festive films (romantic comedy) from the second you turn your TV on. We know firsthand that these romantic films can quickly trigger unwanted emotions and feelings and put a damper on your whole day.
So instead of turning on your TV and getting depressed because you’re single, do something productive to occupy your time. Whether it’s baking something delicious, decorating your house for Christmas, going to the gym, or volunteering in your community, do something other than getting sucked into rom-coms.
If you love holiday movies, there are plenty of other options that don’t revolve around happy couples. Home Alone, The Grinch, Elf, you name it, there’s plenty of great holiday movies that make you feel sad and alone.
3. Plans Dates with Your Friends
Okay, so just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t have fun and go out on dates. Being single isn’t a life sentence to spend your life all alone.
You might have friends who are dying for some companionship this holiday season, so why not give that to them? Some might think that dates must revolve around the opposite sex, but we know you can make holiday dates with your friends that are every bit as fun. That’s right, not all dates have to be romantic.
Go out with your friends and do things you would normally do in a relationship, such as going out for dinner, drinks, or checking out a local Christmas market. Generally, you should do anything that makes you happy and helps you feel alive.
4. Remember That You Have Been Through It Before
Remember that you have been through this before. If you think back to all those times you didn’t think you could do something, whether it was completing a tough project or starting over after a failed relationship, you eventually made it through.
The same can be done right now. You can absolutely put your best foot forward and survive the holiday season alone. You have been faced with many breakups before, and just like that you’ll survive the holidays alone too.
You probably didn’t want to leave your room but are back on your feet again. You might be single this holiday season, but you don’t have to dread the new year alone. With our help here at New Jersey Singles, we know you’ll be in a happy and loving relationship soon.
But if you’re newly single and this is your first Christmas alone, then we know it might be a bit of a challenge for you right now. Follow this holiday survival guide from our New Jersey Singles matchmakers and you’ll come out intact.
What do you think about our holiday singles survival guide? Do you have any friends who could benefit from it? Share our holiday guide with your friends, family, and coworkers and help us spread the holiday cheer on Facebook. New Jersey Singles Dating Service is here to make everyone’s holiday season magical!
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