The holidays bring joy and happiness for many. But let’s be honest, they can be pretty miserable if you’re feeling lonely. The world is lit up in Christmas lights, but who wants to drink hot chocolate every night by the fire solo?
If you’re feeling a little bit down this December, you’re not alone. Singles all over the world are commiserating with you. Is it too much to ask, after praying, wishing and hoping all year, that Mr. or Mrs. Right show up on your doorstep for a Christmas carol or two? We get that there’s always next year and that it’s important to appreciate the single vocation while living it. But it’s also okay to admit that being single can be hard.
The important thing to remember is that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Yes, even the long, lonely one that leads to your future spouse.
While 2020 has certainly had its cons, it’s made online dating a great option for meeting someone. That is something singles everywhere can get happy about this Christmas. Want your present sooner than later? Don’t wait for him or her to just appear under the tree. Do your part!
Unwrap an online dating app
If you’re looking for the quickest way to Mr. Right, look no farther than your computer. He’s in there somewhere and dating apps like Catholic Singles will help you find him.
Meeting the person you’re meant to spend your days with could be as easy as a click of a button. It is truly miraculous (and we don’t use that word lightly around here) how many happy couples began as singles who gave online dating a try.
The great thing about a trustworthy dating app is that there is no risk involved. You can sign up for free, and upgrade later if you like what you see. There is no driving twenty miles for a blind date or worrying if your sister’s next set up is going to be a flop. With the Catholic Singles app, you can even let us play matchmaker this holiday season and recommend people you might click with!
You don’t have to spend money on a manicure or leave work early to get a haircut before your first meetup. Beginning a relationship online is easier than signing up for an Amazon account. All you need is an active email and a desire to meet someone that is looking for the same things in life you are.
Invite yourself to a gathering
These are strange times. Many social gatherings have reduced their sizes and those that haven’t have turned to Zoom. A lot of people have left groups that they were a part of for years because of the craziness the pandemic has tossed us.
Do you know of any holiday happenings? Maybe it’s a digital Zoom date for your parish Catholic singles group. Don’t be afraid to ask for the address, be it a physical one or Zoom. People often love it when new faces pop up.
Not sure what’s going on around you? See if anyone is planning any of these outings:
- A night of lights
- Christmas caroling
- Hot chocolate around a fire pit
- Volunteering at a soup kitchen
- Getting together to wrap presents for a giving tree
Getting out and involved can open paths to relationships faster than doing the same thing every holiday season. Sure, enjoy your family dinners and loved ones. But if you want to find a spouse, make time to go looking for him or her too.
Ask someone to set you up
Maybe it’s out of your comfort zone, but isn’t that what this year is all about? If you’re feeling lonely, there is a 100% chance that someone else is out there feeling pretty alone as well.
Ask a friend or coworker to connect you to someone that they know. Make sure they know the kind of person you’re looking for. Let them know that you would like to meet someone new and would appreciate your help.
Does this mean you have to venture out on a blind date? Absolutely not! The middle of a pandemic is the perfect time to rely on Zoom or Skype as the setting for a first date. If someone has a friend or relative they think you’d hit it off with, set up a time and date to meet up.
It is an amazing feeling to be connected with someone who can meet you where you’re at and share your thoughts, feelings and hot cocoa, even if it’s virtually. He or she is out there, so don’t tire of searching for them. Allow your friends, family or coworkers to be instruments in leading you to the one you’ve been longing to meet.
Use your computer as a tool
Going on a date in this day and age? Don’t forget your device! More important than make-up or a full tank of gas these days is the internet. Having a world of people at your fingertips may seem a little crazy, but it’s commonplace these days.
Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t just apply to physical places anymore. Being where you need to be online is just as important. Simply belonging to an online dating site won’t guarantee true love however. You have to put yourself out there if you want Mr. or Mrs. Right to run into you.
With all the advancements in online dating the last decade, it can be an incredibly rewarding experience beginning a relationship online. The chat features make conversation effortless and you can spend time with your date anytime and anywhere.
Traveling for the holidays? No problem. You can take your date with you without having to pay for an extra plane ticket. If that isn’t advancement in technology, I don’t know what is!
Eat, drink and get married … someday
When you are longing for a person to spend your life with, the days can feel like months. Months can feel like years and the years can feel like eternity. Around the holidays, these feelings can be heightened.
But fear not. As funny as it sounds, if you’re a single person wanting to get married, you are living in the best of times. Online dating apps, websites and forums that aim to pairing you with a partner that shares the same values and feelings abound. People have built entire platforms around making sure you find your future spouse, and that you have a good time while doing so.
This Christmas, know that you’re not alone. There is a world full of people experiencing the same longing and loneliness. Take advantage of the blessing that online dating can be and maybe, just maybe, you’ll ring in the new year with more than just a few presents under your tree.
Ready to meet single Catholics who share your values? Download the Catholic Singles app today! We’ll help you create your online dating profile in less than ten minutes.