Holidays are tough for singles especially when you’re older than 50. It seems like everyone out there is a couple or a family celebrating the holidays together. And what’s even harder is they all look so happy.
And you end up feeling like you’re the only one in the world left out of all this holiday cheer.
That’s because we can paint a picture in our head’s of the only way we truly believe our holiday should be — a handsome man at our side as we open our holiday gifts and celebrate the beginning of a new year.
These can be lonely times for you if the only way the holiday season can be meaningful and fun is with a guy in your life.
So this year, if you’re not dating, how about giving yourself a break and see if you can figure out a way to turn those Holiday Blues into Holiday Happiness without a guy in your life.
Here are five ideas to get you started.
No. 1: Pamper yourself
This year, why don’t you ask your family and friends for gifts that are going to allow you to feel pampered — as in massages, manicures, pedicures or facials?
Let someone take care of you for a couple of hours.
And remember you are sexiest and most desirable to a man when you feel good about you and who doesn’t feel great after a soothing massage or a new nail color?
No. 2: Go out with friends
Start by making a list of every single woman you know.
Next, pick up the phone to see if one of them is free to go to a movie or dinner.
I used to have a Single Friends Folder that I could go to whenever I felt like doing an activity but didn’t want to do it alone.
Start your own today and use it now during the holiday season to get yourself out of the house and into the holiday cheer.
No. 3: Blind dating
During this time of year with parties happening everywhere you turn, most of us come in contact with more people than usual.
Choose five friends and ask each one to keep their eyes open for a great single guy they might be able to fix you up with. He could be at their office party or their yoga class.
Remember, friends forget you are single so you need to keep reminding them to always be on the lookout for a great match for you.
No. 4: Book a cruise
It’s nice to have a man in our lives but we can have fun with or without one.
Treat yourself to a winter vacation to give you something to look forward to.
Cruises can be relatively inexpensive these days so what’s your excuse?
OK, you won’t be watching the sunset with a guy but you can be having a good time laughing with your friends and who knows? There might be a great single guy on that ship just waiting to meet you.
No. 5: Get online and look
Men are online 24/7. And you can always find someone to chat with, whether or not you end up dating him.
For fun, try a dating niche site or go on one of the free ones like Plenty of Fish. And yes, there ARE plenty of quality fish for you to choose from on there!
So as you can now hopefully see, while waiting to find Mr. Right, there are still plenty of ways for you to have fun.
Be creative and get the wheels moving in your brain.
Wishing you a great December with lots of happiness and joy in your life!