Do You Get Lonely This Time Of Year

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Do You Get Lonely This Time of Year?

David Wygant

Written by: David Wygant

David Wygant

David Wygant is an internationally-renowned dating and relationship coach, author and speaker. To find out more about David and all of his dating and relationship-building products, visit

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

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‘Tis the season to be alone. Fa la la la la la la la la.

It all starts right around Thanksgiving.

You go home for the holidays, your grandmother looks at you and wonders, “Why are you not dating anyone?”

You tell her you are dating people, but nobody special.

Grandma — who has known you since you were born and knows when you are trying to pull the wool over her old eyes — looks at you and says:

“You know, I really want to set you up with Rose’s granddaughter…”

You remember the one time you allowed your grandmother to set you up? It was 10 years ago. Your mother convinced you that you had to do it.

Your grandmother swore the woman was sexy. (Well, sexy in a grandmother’s eyes.)

You went out with her and it is one of the worst dates you’d ever had in your entire life. The woman actually wanted to move in with you that very night, all because she had an equally prying grandmother who was wondering why she was single.

I know what the pressure feels like.

It’s almost the end of the year, and it’s the holidays, and as men, we really don’t want to spend the holidays alone, now do we?

No matter how cool we feel being single. No matter how much fun we think we may be having. It’s always nice to have somebody really cool to spend the holidays with.


“The holidays are a romantic time

of year, which makes dating easier.”

But here’s the reality:

You don’t have somebody. So let’s figure out how to relieve that pressure, and let’s figure out how to make this holiday season the best.

First off, there are so many women all over the place, and they also feel this pressure. The same pressure your grandmother is putting on you is the same pressure their grandmother is putting on them.

So I like to go holiday shopping for women during this time of year.

I enjoy going to the stores. I enjoy putting on a Santa cap. I enjoy walking around, and I enjoy asking women if they were naughty or nice.

It’s all about having fun during the holidays.

When you go to a party, you have the mindset knowing these women are out there feeling the exact same pressure from their grandmothers, mothers, fathers, aunts and uncles.

So with that in mind, it should make you more aware that you have a great opportunity to relieve her pressure and yours by just hanging out.

The holidays are a romantic time of year, which makes dating easier. You can ask her to sit and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, go listen to Christmas carols or view the tree in the town square that’s been lit.

There are a lot of fun little things you can do. And at this time of year, people are more open to doing them.

People and women are more aware of what’s going on. They’re more aware they’re alone. They’re more aware they’re single.

So the best way to relieve the pressure is to just go on a dating splurge. Date as many people as you can, enjoy it, and have fun this holiday season. You never know what might show up under your tree.

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