Tis the season to be jolly?
According to Facebook,
it’s the War of the Roses time
and breaking up
is de rigueur.
Research done by the elves at Facebook reveals that Christmastime can be called ‘Merry X-miss.’
Afraid of Another Silent Night?
Finding yourself suddenly single can make the Christmas holiday a totally new, sometimes unsettling experience. These can be the times that try men’s and women’s souls, stamina, and spirit. Business Insider reveals that David McCandless did the due diligence on dating and breaking up by examining trends on Facebook. Research indicates breaking up at the holiday season is a so-called tradition. Blue Christmas, indeed. And, you don’t even want to know about Mondays. Is there really such a thing as Empirical evidence from Facebook? Who says if it’s from Facebook, it’s got to be true?
Once you were half-of-a-couple, now you find yourself flying solo – what do you do? Get off the couch, push away from the computer and go out and play. Wear red. Listen to Christmas carols. Invest in mistletoe and wear a sprig on your lapel or on your hat.
Scour the Pink Section for fun events; read Johnny Fun Cheap; say ‘yes’ to every invitation to go out; go dancing; see the beautiful decorations on Union Square; master the art of making latkes; learn the words to ‘Mele Kalikimaka‘; throw a Christmas party – at home, with friends, in a small café or a pub.
A passel of people (see movie Love Actually) who find themselves in the dreaded ‘kiss-free mistletoe zone’ actively seek out sweethearts for the season. These pro-active romantics re-up on Match.com, Craigslist, Eharmony, or Plenty of Fish.
Some say lose the Santa hat and lead with a hearty “Merry Christmas.” (Don’t waste one minute debating the PC-ness of wishing everybody a “MC”)
And, don’t let a statistic get in the way of having a holly-jolly holiday.
Your mother was right: Go outside and play!
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