Portland Matchmaking | 5 Tips to Survive the Holidays Alone

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The holidays are normally a wonderful time of the year. But when you’re single and feel like the extra wheel all the time, they can be a bit of a downer. When you’re surrounded by a bit too much love over the holidays, you might feel like you’ll never make it out alive. But our Portland matchmaking service how’s the simple tips you need to survive the holidays alone.

5 Tips to Survive the Holidays Alone

Today, our Portland matchmaking service is going to reveal how to make the most of out the holiday season when you’re single and alone.

  1. It’s okay to say no.

If you’re invited to a holiday party where you know you’ll be the only single person in the room, don’t feel bad about declining. Or worse, if you know you run the risk of an awkward moment of bumping into an ex, declining an invitation is perfectly acceptable. There’s nothing wrong with saying no to a few holiday parties. This is especially true when you are going to be the only single person at the party.

  1. Have fun and make the most of it.

When you’re at a get-together and obsessing about not having a partner, you’re sure to look like a Debbi Downer all alone without a boyfriend. If you’re going to be around family and friends this holiday season, you may as well make the most of it and have a good time. Work the room, get into deep conversations with everyone, eat an extra cookie and sing some holiday tunes. Do whatever you want to lift your holiday cheer – except sulk about not having a partner by your side.

  1. Start a new tradition.

Break out of your holiday norm and find new ways to celebrate the holidays. Run a 10k on Christmas morning instead of watching TV in your PJs. Host your own Christmas party and invite your single friends over. Or spend New Year’s Eve at home, contemplating and reflecting instead if drinking the night away. If you absolutely can’t spend time with your coupled-up friends, you might as well make your own fun, and that’s totally okay.

  1. Redirect the conversation.

When the conversation moves from polite chatting to invasive questions about your love life, don’t fret. Hit them with all the things that are making your life fulfilled regardless of whether or not you’re single. Honestly, your personal life is none of their business. So if you have to make everyone’s eye glaze over with a boring conversation topic in order to get them to stop asking you questions about your love life, then so be it. If you want to survive the holidays alone, you’re going to have to stand your ground in some situations.

  1. Do something you don’t normally do.

There’s a type of magic in the air this time of the year that’s a lot like being on vacation. You spend money don’t have, you say yes when you’d usually say no, and you eat more than you normally would. Use this time to break out of your comfort zone and make your own fun. Get out and explore your hometown. Attend local events with friends. Or just visit a new bookstore and spend the day reading a book. Just because it’s the holidays doesn’t mean everything has to be holiday-themed in your life. Take a day or two to escape the festive holiday events and do something you want to do.

Being single for the holidays can definitely be depressing. We hope that these tips will make your holidays more enjoyable. Our Portland matchmaking experts have helped many singles survive the holidays alone and hope we help you too.

If you’re single and ready to give yourself the gift of love, contact Portland Singles. Let us introduce you to quality singles in Portland who are ready for a serious and meaningful relationship too. Let us find your dream partner for the new year.

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