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For many single women, the holidays aren’t just a time of parties and family and yummy food. Oftentimes they also serve as a reminder of all the things you don’t have in life — like a special man to share the season with.
What many women don’t realize is that the holiday season is actually an AMAZING opportunity to meet a new man. There are more parties, dinners, and events during the holidays than any other time of the year, so take advantage! Instead of looking at the upcoming winter months as a period of doom and gloom to be endured, think about them as one big exciting opportunity to meet someone great.
In order to meet a man for the holidays, you’ll want to prepare in advance to make the most out of the next few months. Here are some tips to get you started:
#1 Prepare the perfect holiday wardrobe
Make sure you have a comfortable, chic, and super flattering little black dress that you can grab at a moment’s notice. You can dress it up for a cocktail party with sparkly earrings, holiday shoes, and a textured clutch, or you can dress it down for a casual dinner with chic boots and a leather jacket. Prepare your outfit ideas for different occasions now so you can avoid last minute scrambling when an unexpected invitation comes your way.
#2 Say “yes” to every invitation
While you never know when the right guy will walk into your life, one thing is for sure: You’re not going to meet him if you’re sitting at home, drinking wine, and lamenting about how lonely you are! This holiday season, accept every invitation you receive — even if it’s not something you’d normally be into, like a dinner party with an acquaintance you don’t know very well. After all, you never know who else may be in attendance.
#3 Get comfortable in social situations
If you usually spend parties talking only to the people you know really well, push yourself to get outside of your comfort zone. Before you even go to a party, think about where you’ll be most comfortable, and position yourself there. Standing by the bar or by the food are both great places to run into people, as opposed to the corner by the fireplace. Once you’re in position, smile. Be open. Uncross those arms! Look for opportunities to connect with the other people at the party.
Now I want to hear from you! What do you think will be most challenging for you when it comes to meeting a man for the holidays? Leave your response in the comment box below!