And what is pre-Christmas Single Shopping you might ask? Well, quite simply, it is the time for vetting out the person who will be good enough in a pinch. It is the person who looks good in pictures, or just good on paper, whatever you may need at bare minimum. The guy or gall who dresses up nicely and can make polite conversation at a company Christmas party. It is the individual who has been friendzoned forever, so will be extra excited at the opportunity to be seen out in public with you. Or maybe, it’s that friendly face on the dating site who messaged you and you didn’t instantly cringe, so now that you’re a little desperate and lonely, well… it is the season of giving right?
It is almost like the speed date. You have two weeks or less before Christmas to make a decision to bring around you maybe partner, or spend the holidays alone. Online dating messages around this time are nice, polite, and just all around easy to read. Or maybe the writers have just all had their rum and eggnog so their barriers are lowered when they scroll through the multitude of pictures. I cannot say for sure, but there is a tone difference in messages.
So if this is a decision you recently had to make, enjoy your newly single shopping. Be nice to your friendzoned maybe partner. Be courteous to the new person who is as lonely as you and will scratch your back at your family’s gathering if you scratch theirs. Remember the campsite rule! And who knows, maybe this defenses down chance you’re taking could be the best thing you ever did, and there are many more happy Christmas’ together in your future.
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