Christmas is the most important time of year to spend with your loved ones. It’s also a romantic time of the year where people share gifts and enjoy a kiss under the mistletoe. The twinkling lights and cozy feelings of being near a log fire add to the magic in the air and often, people get engaged around this time of year. Movies, TV and Social Media have also heightened the idea that Christmas and love go hand in hand.
Christmas can be a lonely time for many
Christmas is also a lonely time of the year for many people. Not everyone is fortunate to have a network of family and friends with whom they can chat to, share Christmas dinner with, or meet up with for a drink. If you know of anyone who might be alone at Christmas, send them a message, post them a Christmas card, give them a present, pick up the phone and talk to them, or better still, invite them out for a drink.
Options to socialise become more limited with age
If you’re single and you’re ready to mingle, it can be difficult knowing where to start. This task is made even harder if you’re in your 30’s or 40’s, as quite often, most of your friends will have settled down by this age and will already have a partner and/or family. For singletons, the options of people to socialise with are reduced and this makes it harder to meet someone.
Added to this, we all lead busy lifestyles nowadays and people don’t socialise as much as they used to. Many people work long hours during the week, so they’re often too tired to go out in the evenings. Leading up to Christmas, many people have already made plans on how to spend their weekends, so it makes being single even harder.
Online Dating is a great option
This is exactly why more people have gone down the route of online dating, as it creates more options and opportunities to meet new people who are in the same boat. Of course, you have to vet people and get to know people as best you can before you arrange to meet them in person, but you can do this from the comfort of your own home and therefore don’t need to rely on friends being free to go out with you.
Christmas And the New Year period always sees an increase in the number of people using a dating app so your chances of finding Mr or Ms Right should be greater – in theory!
There are many traps out there and a large number of dating scammers who prey on people’s desperation to find love, so you need to tread carefully, put the right things in your profile, upload the right pictures, meet your date in a safe location and ask the right questions. To help you navigate your way through the minefield of online dating, my new book, Love At First Swipe, is on sale now from all leading stockists, including Amazon:
Merry Christmas, Stay Safe and Happy Dating! ❤