The run-up to Christmas is a great time to meet new people – possibly even new partners. With the parties coming thick and fast, we have plenty of opportunities to expand our social circles in a way that doesn’t happen so intensively at any other time of year.
But the Christmas party season is not without its dating pitfalls. Here are the Drawing Down The Moon tips for avoiding them.
Maintain your expectations from the rest of the year
We’re conditioned by books and films to expect magic at Christmas. While it is an undoubtedly romantic period, try not to be overcome by the festive spirit – or any other spirit for that matter – and remain realistic about what’s going to come from meeting someone at this time of year.
Be aware of other people’s expectations at this time of year
Bear in mind that not everyone will have taken our previous point on-board and may be looking for a Christmas fairytale (even if it’s not really there).
View your friends’ parties as pre-first dates
If there are any suitable single people at these parties, the chances are your friends will be trying to set you up with them in the New Year.
A Christmas get-together is the perfect opportunity to circulate around the room and chat to as many people as possible. At best, you’ll meet someone interesting. At worst, you’ll be able to stop your friend in their tracks before they send you on a date with somebody you already know is definitely not for you.
Do make an effort
Yes, we’ve warned you against buying into Christmas dating magic, but you still have to play the percentages. Whether you’re out Christmas shopping or attending an event, you will meet a lot more people than at other times of the year. So, always make an effort to look your best when you’re out and about.
Do perfect Christmas pulling
As we’ve established, everyone is encountering new people over the festive period. If you spot someone who takes your fancy, you’ll want to make sure they don’t get away. These Christmas pulling tips were originally written for women, but there are some good pointers for men in there, too.
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