Self Love & Dating

Being alone on the holidays sucks, I know (I've done it for most of my life). It was like every year I was dedicating "All I Want For Christmas Is You" to the next, unnamed, undeserving Joe Schmoe as I sang it during karaoke at the top of my lungs to hide the tears that were welling up in my eyes. Trust me, I get it. It feels like torture having no one to kiss when the ball drops at midnight on NYE but here's what I realized: If you're mad salty about having no one special to spend the holidays with then that just means you don't think you're special. I'm not talking about someone who just got out of a relationship. Post break up holiday season is brutal b/c of the natural grieving process and I'm sorry if you're currently going through that. Just remember, self-care is paramount when grieving. But that's not what this post is about... this is about knowing no matter what your current situation is, YOU ARE that special someone to spend the holidays with! I know it's weird to kiss yourself at midnight so don't try that in public... but instead why not pamper yourself, look extra cute, and have a damn good time by dating YOURSELF for the holidays? Here's the thing, if you can't stand life with yourself, you sure as hell won't make a good partner anyway so use this time as a single, sexy, independent hottie to enjoy it and think of it as practice for when that super lucky person comes along and gets to share the bounty of your already full life!

Here's how:

  1. Make a list of all the things you wish this "special someone" would get you (this includes flowers and attention)

  2. Generously and lovingly give yourself everything on this list right down to the packaging! Amazon Prime works wonders ;)

  3. Make a list of all the dates you wish this "special someone" would take you on.

  4. Take yourself on these dates! Or better yet, plan it out and invite a friend as your date!

It's simple. Just try it. If you have specific ideas, comment below! Let me know what you're thinkin'!