If the cheery sounds of holiday music are making you blue, I’m here to tell you that you absolutely can find someone wonderful to date during the holidays, with the goal of lasting through the next calendar year.
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Between couples canoodling at cocktail parties, intrusive questions about your love life (or lack thereof) from well-meaning family members and midnight kisses on New Year's Eve, the romantically unattached may feel like hibernating until January 2."Don't think about the holidays as something painful you have to 'get through,'" says Elaine Rodino, Ph D, a psychologist in private practice in State College, PA."Know how to have fun regardless of whether you're part of a couple." Here's how to manage your expectations, handle the holiday hype and emerge unscathed.1. If you've recently gone through a breakup, separation or divorce, you probably associate certain memories with your ex. "Experiencing holidays the old way can be painful," says Jennifer J.He'll probably be relieved if you let him off the hook, explaining it'll be easier on both of you that way. Similarly: Don't be offended if he doesn't bring you to his. Don't tell yourself, "Oh, what the hell — why not kill two birds with one stone?" Introducing a new guy to anyone in your family automatically ups the ante, especially during the holiday season.Couples are connecting and you’ll see new fresh faces when you log on.