4 Tips For Surviving Wedding Season As A Single Gal

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Attending wedding after wedding? Here's how to do it without getting insecure about your singledom.

According to JDate's resident dating coach Melissa Malka, "For singles, attending wedding after wedding can be a constant reminder that you're not quite there yet."

While we feel like we should protest, obviously there's a lot of truth to that. Here are some tips from JDate, the Jewish online dating website, and Malka, on how to survive wedding season without making a drunken fool of yourself — or getting depressed about your single status. You can read Malka's full JMag article here

1. Start from the outside and work your way in. "I never (read: never) advise people to use their looks or appearance as the foundation for impacting their self-confidence and level of happiness, with one exception: weddings," Malka advises. You never know who might be there (the bride's cousin or the groom's best friend from college perhaps?), and the wedding photos will be around forever — two very good reasons to look fabulous!

2. Don't be the center of attention. This is the bride and groom's special day. Don't be that obnoxious drunk guy or that bitter single girl.

3. Don't drink too much and turn into a wreck. Leave the Jaeger bombs at the frat house. Who wants to sit at a table with a sloppy mess?

4. Bring someone amazing (if you can). Just because you're single doesn't mean you can't have fun at a wedding. "We all have one person who fits the category of 'someone I can have fun with anywhere, anytime, no matter what' and that is exactly who you should be bringing as your platonic date," Malka says. People naturally gravitate towards those who are having fun, and that includes potential suitors.

Do you have weddings to go to this summer? Any tips for how to behave at a wedding if you're single? 

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