Don't compare yourself to couples in lovey-dovey holiday bliss, Kelton says. "If you see a happy couple at a party and it seems like they're going home to have wild, erotic sex all night, don't assume anything. They could be exhausted and wanting out." Plus, that sick-of-each other couple probably has to wait until the holidays are over to break up, unlike single gals who can use the holidays to find more dates!
"Instead of thinking, 'Sigh, another Christmas party alone,' think, 'I'm going to put on a rockin' outfit, find the first appealing guy, drag him under the mistletoe and kiss him!'" advises Kelton. "Holiday parties can be an excellent place to meet people, too."
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"Go out with your other single friends and have a good time together. Throw a holiday party at your house, but make it a singles eggnog bash, and invite all your single friends, men and women, to your house."
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December can be a season of romance and love for everyone, singletons included. "I just watched the movie Love Actually and it puts me in the mood to be in love, even though I'm not right now," says Marie. "I'm excited for the holiday season to start. I am going to surround myself with family and friends that will make me smile, I'm going to try not to worry about past relationships ending. Holidays are about people you love, and romantic love isn't the only kind out there. I love my friends and my family and I think that will be good for me this year."