If you have a current person of interest things can get tricky. Holidays has this weird double-edged sword effect. From the awkward gift exchanges, to meeting friends and family,to accompanying each other to parties – it can accelerate a good thing, or hit the brakes on a bad one.
If you have only just started seeing each other, expectations during the holiday should be kept in perspective. I think it is a good idea to use the extra time you have together to do fun activities that allow you to showcase your personalities.
Instead of conforming to the idea of being a “couple during the holidays” why not seize the opportunity to be relaxed and silly. No expectations or obligations.
If you don’t get to spend a lot of time with the your new person of interest, don’t count it all bad. They may have had prior social obligations or trips already scheduled. It doesn’t mean they are not interested.
What are you planning for the holidays? Will you be going to a lot of events solo or do you plan to take someone you are spending time with now?
What will you do about gift exchange? Do you plan to bring it up? Ignore it altogether? Would you be uncomfortable giving gifts to someone you just started dating?
If you have only just met, but you are really enjoying the person’s company, what kind of gift would be appropriate?
Are you single or single-ish for the holidays?