The holidays can be difficult and stressful. Holidays can be especially difficult if you are dating. In fact, if you really want to know about holiday dating difficulties try holiday shopping with your sweetheart.
Beware when you go holiday shopping with your sweetheart. It is Black Friday and everyone is going to the stores in search of bargains. This is the unofficial opening of shopping season. And your sweetheart has suggested that the two of you go shopping together. This may sound like a good idea but there are pitfalls in the path to holiday shopping with your sweetheart. For example, does he or she want to point out the present that you should get? Of is this a test to see what you suggest or what you buy as an immediate surprise present. Or does he or she repeatedly walk past the jewelry store with the engagement ring display? Holiday shopping with your sweetheart can be a treasure and it can be a quagmire. Here are our thoughts on holiday shopping with your sweetheart.
Your first taste of holiday dating difficulties may come with holiday shopping with your sweetheart or it may have to doing with trying to meet and date someone over the holidays.
A Holiday First Date
Considering all the stress that most of us encounter at the end of the year are the holidays a good time to start dating someone?
The end of year holidays are often times of stress. If you are in a committed relationship there are gifts to get and receive, family gatherings to attend and a lot of things to accomplish before the end of the year. And if you not in a relationship it can be a lonely time of the year, feeling like you are being left out of all of the gatherings and fun. It can be tempting to start looking for someone online to dispel the loneliness you are experiencing. But, are the holidays a good time to start dating someone? There is the risk of jumping into a relationship too soon because you are lonely. There is the risk of bringing a relationship along too fast because of all of the family obligations during the holiday season. And, there is the distinct possibility that you will find the love of your life.
If you are looking for sex as opposed to companionship you might be thinking of a hot first date.
Everyone fantasizes about having a hot first date. This often happens but not when everyone is excessively busy and worrying about things outside of the relationship. If you start dating over the holidays it is probably best to have reasonable expectations of what will happen when you go out together. If you are lonely going out with your new friend will help. Talk about things and find fun things to do together. You may not have sex on the first date but you may develop an nice friendship and lasting relationship.
Don’t compound your holiday dating difficulties by going too fast or reaching too far over the holidays.