Gaily Ringing in the Dating Season

10 December 2015 | 3 mins

One of the things about dating in the winter is that things that seemed easy enough to do in the summer, suddenly look a lot more difficult. We’re here to tell you that this is not the case! Just getting out and meeting people can appear daunting but the reason for this is quite simple. […]

One of the things about dating in the winter is that things that seemed easy enough to do in the summer, suddenly look a lot more difficult. We’re here to tell you that this is not the case! Just getting out and meeting people can appear daunting but the reason for this is quite simple. For those of us in the northern hemisphere, we get less sunlight – less sunlight makes us tired and more prone to negativity. Things that we would let slide in the summer become too much to handle in the winter months.

Don’t let the winter blues squash your chances at long-term gay partnership!

Most cultures, no matter what religion, share similar ideas in the dark months – decorative lights and candles, and getting together with friends and family for food and drink. There’s pagan solstice where the lengthening of the days is celebrated; Diwali which is literally a festival of lights, to Hanukkah and the lighting of the candles; Christmas which tends to take over the streets with both religious and commercial illuminated decorations – everyone is all about brightening up the space.

It’s important to partake in community and this collective brightening up because socialising helps boost your mood. Happier people make better date partners.

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It’s important to balance our lack of energy from the sun with things that pep us up. Make sure that you put as much effort into your dates as you would in the summer – be creative as you can, don’t just stick to restaurants and pubs. Pick something that has outdoor adventures as well as fireside romance, especially while the weather is mild. Because most communities get together at this time of year it’s perfect for street festivals. Food and drink are popular, but there’s usually a lot of art as well. Check for interesting, odd, opportunities, such as Soak, which touts itself as London’s secret hot tub party. And if there’s one thing the Scandinavians have taught us, it’s that a hot tub on a cold night is a lot of fun. Local neighbourhood listings or websites like timeout.com are a great resource.

Sticking to other summer routines is crucial: self-care things like going to the gym, getting regular haircuts, and anything else you do to keep yourself looking fit and fine. It’s easier to maintain than to fall out of good habits and have to pick them back up again.

The best part is that you’re not on your own. We’re here to help you take the guesswork out of it. Maclynn’s matchmaking is more than just us finding you someone and sending you off into the winter wilds to forage on your own. We’re here to coach you through these colder months so you’ll be as confident and breezy as if it was summer.

 

 

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Rachel Vida Maclynn

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Rachel Vida MacLynn is reputed as being a world-leading matchmaking and dating expert. Registered as a Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society, Rachel advocates a professional matchmaking approach based on psychological principles and professional consultation.

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