Adjusting to the Winter Dating Scene
Dating over the winter months can be an intimidating prospect. Potential suitors retreat behind fluffy hats, puffy jackets and closed doors. The days get shorter, the temperatures get lower, and every couple you know starts to smugly parade their affection by having numerous ‘cosy nights-in’.
If you want to find someone special before Valentine’s Day, or even for the countdown on New Year’s Eve, all you need is a little self-motivation. Just because it’s winter, that doesn’t mean that everyone’s cosily cuddled up together. There will be many singles out there looking for a date, even through the snowdrifts. In fact, you are more likely to find singles out and about in winter because those will be the people who make the effort. Here are a few ideas for finding and attracting new matches as the summer waves a sorrowful goodbye…
Stand Out From the Crowd
A lot of people tend to neglect their appearance over this chilly period. Ancient, unfashionable jumpers are pulled up to eye level, hiding glum faces deprived of moisturiser and make-up. Men grow their facial hair to a comical length and pull hoods far over their heads. On top of this, everyone seems to choose the pastel autumnal pallet, matching their colour choices to the landscape, so everyone blends together in a rather depressing blur. The best way to attract at this time of year is to work against this general movement. Make an effort to wear bright colours, keep yourself preened and primed at all times, and splash out on a winter wardrobe to die for. Along with this, try to smile and keep positive. This way you will definitely have heads turning in your direction – who could ignore a radiant, colourful figure in a sepia scene?
Brave the Outdoors
Rather than finding excuses to stay at home, try to find as many ways as possible to get out of the house. Find a warm (but fashionable and brightly coloured) coat, a cheerful scarf and some practical shoes and you’re all set. Accept every invitation that comes your way, whether it’s through the post or on Facebook. You never know where you’re going to meet someone, so don’t miss any opportunities!
While the weather may be depressing, the festivities that winter rustles up are all rather exciting. Halloween is followed swiftly by Bonfire Night, and then begins the slow and exhilarating build-up to the magic of Christmas. These events can also be used as perfect excuses to go out more often, attend many a party and generally go a bit wild. If you throw yourself into the festivities this year, you might just find yourself entwined with someone under the mistletoe or swapping scary masks at that Halloween-themed night.
Embrace the Season
There are many activities that can only be enjoyed in winter and it would be a shame to miss out on them. Why not try an outdoor ice rink or even fly away to the Alps for a bit of snowboarding? You’ll be surprised how many people you can meet through these kinds of hobbies. Plus, this way you really will be making the most of the winter.
If you follow this advice, your dating life will be as bountiful and varied as at any other point of the year. Whether you’re in Birmingham dating or in London dating, don’t be a recluse this winter.
Photo: Winter Stare…