Tis the season to be jolly HOWEVER, 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 EX-miss.’
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Business Insider reveals that David McCandless did the due diligence on ‘Yuletide 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 San Francisco Chronicle for events, read Marin’s Pacific Sun 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.
Follow suit: they smile and say, “Merry Christmas” to everyone – especially at Trader Joe’s, Bryan’s, Safeway and default to jolly and bright.
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 Facebook statistic get in the way of having a holly-jolly holiday.
Your mother was right: Go outside and play!
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