A new relationship can be exciting. The possibilities are all ahead, and things seem perfect, at least for a while. This is the “honeymoon phase,” where you don’t see (or you ignore) all the little annoying things in your partner and feel totally infatuated. If you’re lucky, that feeling lasts forever. Well, the holidays can be a difficult time for dating. So, what are some holiday dating do’s and don’ts?
It really seems like people are more apt to want to get into a relationship during the holidays. It makes sense. Much of America gets cold during the holiday months, and cuddling with a significant other while watching movies and drinking hot cocoa or an adult beverage is a fun holiday activity. Also, the holidays are the time of year when you’re most likely to see family and friends. If they’re all hooked up with significant others, you might feel pressure to find someone, too.
Before we get into the light-hearted do’s and don’ts, one serious don’t is hooking up with the wrong person just to feel like you have someone during the holidays. Sure, you might feel lonely at the annual family gathering if everyone else has a date, but it’s not worth dating someone who is totally wrong for you just to have arm candy at Christmas dinner. This really holds true all year, as often times, events pop up where you might think, “Hey, I would love a date for this.” But, if it’s the wrong person, just don’t do it. You’ll save yourself a lot of heartache in the end.
So, what are some holiday dating do’s and don’ts? Read on for a festive list. These are especially true if you’re in a new relationships, because the holidays can be brutal for new love. But, the holidays can also be beautiful for a budding romance. Reach out to us with your holiday dating stories, too.