Dating around the holidays sometimes can have that tricky little catch to it. Like, should we do gifts? Do we meet the fam? Are we going to be a couple for New Years?
Holiday Dating Advice
1. Be Cool – Funny how this is always my number 1 tip. Well, it's number one for a reason folks. We often get caught up in dating, holidays and other crap, that we forget to just be cool. Act like this is any other day. Just be cool and go with the flow. No expectations, you just met they guy, c'mon now.
2. Be Flexible – Don't preconceive anything in your head about how you would like this holiday to go with your new love. It's new. You have two different families and you haven't merged lives yet. So be flexible. He will get to meet all of your kooky relatives at the next function.
3. Don't Merge Families – Not just yet. If your relationship is less than a few months old I think you should go to your family and he should go to his. No sense getting the whole fam together when you really don't know each other that well yet — even if you think you do. Keep something fun for next time.
4. To Gift or Not to Gift – That is the question. If it's really new, I'd say no. Maybe you can just have a special holiday meal together. If you are on the three month mark, then sure, a little something. This is not the time to act all impressive and get him that Keith Haring print he has always wanted. Slow it up a bit fancy pants.
5. The New Years Eve Date – You know it's amateur night, right? So if you are asked to do something, go ahead and do it and have fun, but don't put any more pressure on this night than you would any other Saturday night date. You aren't pressuring those either right? You are who you are. Just relax and have fun! But sure, go ahead and make out a midnight. If you don't want to make out with the dude you are with, that's your clue to not be with that dude in the next year. (meaning the next day!)
Get your holiday spirit on! Be nice to strangers. Be nice to everyone! Heck, you should be doing that all the time. Look at the bright side of life and have fun!
Keep your drinking to a minimum. Nobody likes a sloppy holiday drinker. Never, ever drive drunk. Call a cab. Sure beats having killed someone due to your stupidity of drinking and driving.
Get all your positive thoughts and plans for a new, fabulous year written down in a notebook and in your mind. You, my friend, ROCK. Nothing is gonna stop ya now!