Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Holiday dating

Does a romantic fling top your holiday wish list?

If you said "yes," you're not alone. In a recent Match.com survey, "46 percent of singles said finding a new romantic interest topped their holiday wish list."

It's easy to enter dateless and desperate mode during the holidays. But starting a new relationship around Christmas really isn't that appealing.

For starters, you have the awkwardness that comes with exchanging gifts. It's much easier to buy presents for someone you've known for more than three weeks.

Also, without even passing a major anniversary, you and your partner are immersed in the pressure of holiday gatherings. A deluge of family-oriented events might make you introduce your partner to your parents earlier than expected. That's not always a good thing.