When it seems like everyone you know is pairing off, the holidays can be a daunting and stressful time of the year for singles. However, there is good news. Singles are still looking for someone to share the holidays with and maybe a long-term relationship. Ladies, this article will detail how to impress a guy over the holidays from a guys perspective, which hopefully will help you find a new love interest for the holiday season.
What Guys Look For- The first thing that may come to mind to nearly all my readers is sex. However, that may be one aspect; it is not the only one. During the holiday season, we are looking for someone to invite to company holiday parties, family gatherings and holiday events. We look for someone who is fun, has similar interests and can connect to us. Sex is a bonus to a relationship, but certainly not expected during holiday dates.
Attire- During the holiday season, we are looking for someone to share holiday parties with, festive activities and perhaps a warm fire with hot chocolate (or a drink or two). Dress for the occasion, not too skimpy, but nothing too conservative that would drive potential suitors from noticing you in a crowded room. Make the guys come to you, this way you will have a choice of dates.
Be Forward- Be flirty, but not over the top. Guys, including myself, are notorious for missing subtle flirting signs. If you make a move be clear about your intentions and let your interest know, you are looking for something more than friendship. Do not be afraid to make the first move, you have nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Your love interest or crush may not want anything serious until they are approached with someone that has genuine interest in them. I have had this happen numerous times and am flattered at the very least that I was not the one that had to initiate anything. Nine times out of ten I give whoever approached me a genuine date because I know the courage it takes to ask someone out.
Attend Social Gatherings– Being single is not an excuse to skip out on your friend’s holiday parties, or socials. Social environments allow you to make a friendly connection with numerous potential dates that you may have never met otherwise. The best way to meet new people is to get out there and enjoy yourself, even if you are single.
Don’t pass Up a Date– Jim from accounting asked you out on Friday, but you don’t think you have a connection with him, should you go on the date anyway? Even if you do not initially like someone, give the date a shot and you may find you are compatible with men that you would have otherwise never gave a chance too. The rule of thumb in 21st century dating is that the person asking the other out pays for the date. Therefore, the worst-case scenario is you get a free night on the town.
Have Fun– Guys love women that can have fun regardless of the situation. We love it when simple pleasures excite you because it gets us excited about otherwise relatively boring events. If you want to impress a guy this holiday season, make the most out of every circumstance. This includes the boring office party you did not want to go to anyway. Because chances are, there is a guy that feels the same way that would be more than willing to take you somewhere more fun to escape the monotony of whatever boring event you both attended. Dates on a whim are exciting because there are no expectations and nothing to lose.