How to Spend the Holidays Alone
Learn how to love being single as the year comes to a close
5. Plan your own party.
Take it upon yourself to host a gathering, whether it's a girls-only tree-trimming or a co-ed potluck brunch, says Dr. Goldberg. Or throw a cocktail mixer. “Make it a ‘Calling All Singles' party and hire entertainment—an acoustic singer, a wine connoisseur, even a stripper if you're bold,” says Lorraine. “It should be an event that wouldn't necessarily appeal to people in a relationship or with families.”
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6. Relish your singlehood.
Rely on other single friends for activity ideas; they know how to have a good time. If you're recovering from a breakup, think back about the hobbies you used to enjoy that you didn't have time for during the relationship, says Dr. Rodino. Reclaim your former passions and interests—you weren't born part of a couple. Most importantly, “Get your flirt on!” urges Lorraine. Check online dating sites for singles parties and speed-dating events between now and New Year's—it's a popular time for new romance.
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