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Naughty or Nice?

If you survived Thanksgiving and all those well-intentioned relatives asking about your dating life, congratulations!  You cleared the first holiday without sinking into a funk about your lacking love life. Being single and dateless during the holidays doesn’t have to spell doom.  For all of us who are single during the holidays, here are some tips on holidating:

Mingle: You know all those e-vites that are sitting in your inbox for holiday gatherings? Open them! Even if you don’t know who you want to take, just RSVP and go! The goal should not be to  score phone numbers, though. Relax, be yourself, and laugh. When you aren’t focused on the numbers game, I think you are able to enjoy the people/experience more. Trust me. I’ve had the most fun at holiday parties without a date.  I played the card games, sipped on yummy drinks, and grabbed random hot guys to stand under some mistletoe! (Yes, I have been known to carry my own. Don’t judge me.)

Venture out: It’s getting cold, the days are shorter, and the single people seem to disappear! This just means you need to be more creative and go where lots of people are gathered. Ice skating rinks, sporting events, bookstores, museums, or a cozy restaurant/cafe with comfy surroundings. Relaxed people are sexy.  I bet you could strike up a conversation with interesting people who share similar interests.

What are other activities single people can do during the next few weeks? Lots of days off which means plenty of leisure time! What do you plan to do for fun during the holidays?

Do single people try to  avoid meeting someone new because they don’t want to get caught up in that holiday trifecta: Christmas, New Years, Valentine’s Day?

Do you ever “relax” your dating standards just so you can get a snuggle buddy for the cold, winter nights? I have to admit that the thought of having a sweetie to curl up with in front of the fire is awfully tempting!

Is it wrong to do the “expiration” dating thing just for the holiday season? How does one even pull that off? Yes, this would fall in the naughty category, have you done it before?

What are the perks for being single during the holidays?

448 comments Add your comment

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
1:17 pm

Enter your comments here

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
1:18 pm

feel sorry for your wife

u wont be saying that after we do bizzness

u be saying “that heifer gotta go!” :lol:

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
1:19 pm

Random Thought – Wouldn’t it suck if you were a kid and got ya 1st bike for X-mas and it rained.

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
1:21 pm

u stuuupid! bye negro!

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
1:21 pm

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
1:27 pm

lmbo

i know i captured ur emotions perfectly :lol:

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
1:34 pm

Melo – u been on Angie hard for a good minute now. When u gon give that chick a break?

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
1:41 pm

I luv Angie..? 4 real 4real….

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
1:52 pm

Thanks Infamous. The weather forecaster is a good idea because he always asks me how the weather is going to be that day or for the rest of the week. Having the forecaster that gives frequent updates will provide him with info he needs without me having to turn to the weather station or try to remember what was on the news.

I bought him a Blue Ray player last year so I figured getting him the collection of his favorite movies will be good. I also got him a hands free remote control last year.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
1:56 pm

Yes ForReal, he does where blazers, sports jackets and suit coats but I do like the idea of the Netflix subscription and the fight dvds.
And no socks or underwear. I buy that stuff for him throughout the year.

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
1:58 pm

Raqi – even if you get the forecaster he will still ask you. Thats jus small talk for husbands. Leave that alone and go with the movie collection.

i'm swiss

December 23rd, 2009
2:03 pm

Okay, I’ve put in enough face time in the office. I’m off to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market to stock up for Christmas dinner (I’ll be the whiteboy buying up all the habanero peppers)

As my uncle always tells me, be good. And if you can’t be good, be good at it. :-)

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:06 pm

Yes Tazzee, she did make it and she helped me in the kitchen so she did have time to criticize people. She sang I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause on the karaoke machine and it was hilarious.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:08 pm

Thanks WillieD. I got the movie collection and the forecaster but I saw a nice blazer last night and was wondering should I get that instead. Thanks.

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
2:13 pm

heyal get the Blazer too. Sounds like he been on the good list all year might as well splurge and spoil him.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:32 pm

Willie, While at lunch earlier I saw this really nice pair of Stacy Adams dress boots that I think he may like. I started to get them but that may be something I ask him about first. Let me see if they have it on their website.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:35 pm

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
2:40 pm

Get the black ones, he can dress up or dn in those. Nice eye you have.

THE INFAMOUS DK aka MR. DONKEY KONG

December 23rd, 2009
2:43 pm

Willie – I was thinking the same (black) but a nice pair of Cognac boots can put things right..

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
2:48 pm

True, depends on what else in the closet. Cognac boots will set most anything off right. Mase seems to be the straight laced type. Cognac might be a lil too gangsta for him but what do i know.

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
2:51 pm

thanks Raqi! you gave me a good bday present idea for Kel. it’s in Feb. i need size 16 though. i better start shoppin’ now huh.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:55 pm

Actually Willie the cognac is the perfect color for him. He dresses really nice when we go out especially since he has me to help him out. LOL

I appreciate you menfolks opinions.

THE INFAMOUS DK aka MR. DONKEY KONG

December 23rd, 2009
2:55 pm

Size 16, Damn!!! Who you shopping for Magilla Gorill?

THE INFAMOUS DK aka MR. DONKEY KONG

December 23rd, 2009
2:55 pm

or Donkey Kong??

THE INFAMOUS DK aka MR. DONKEY KONG

December 23rd, 2009
2:56 pm

RAqi – Women kill me with that.. Since he got you to help him.. Im sure Mase was stylish before ya’ll got together, so comeon give him some credit..

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
2:57 pm

Imma stop by DSW on the way home and see if they have that boot.

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
2:58 pm

hehehe. my son is 6′2. handsome kid!

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
3:00 pm

all of his socks and shoes are special ordered at footlocker.

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
3:00 pm

Raqi – anytime always glad to help a fellow husband out. btw, He dressed well enough to get you. See womenfolk always tryn to take the credit. LOL!!!

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
3:01 pm

LOL Infamous, yes he has always been nicely put together when it comes to his attire. However we all can use some enhancing. I get his opinion on some stuff. I’ll ask him if he likes a pair of shoes I am thinking about buying or a pair of pants. He’ll say ‘yeah those look nice’ or ‘nah’.

I do like to wear what he thinks I look nice in.

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
3:02 pm

Angie, how old is your son now?

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
3:02 pm

DK – you gon have lil man for Crimmus?

Lord Velonese (insert trendy quote here)

December 23rd, 2009
3:20 pm

Three Words Daily – Know your Grammar

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
3:24 pm

Lord Velonese – Merry Christmas to you too. You try to be an A-hole but you alright.

Lady J

December 23rd, 2009
3:27 pm

♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪We Wish You a Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♥ ♥ ♥We Wish You A Merry ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪Christmas ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…And A Happy New Year!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪..

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

2CPTG.......bootleggin is the shyt....and I ain't talkin bout bloggin!

December 23rd, 2009
3:39 pm

what it do good people………

ummm, Angie, if you got that “choosin fee,” you damn right you can have me!

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
3:41 pm

@Lady J

that 3.27 was hawt,hot, hawt sexxy!

Wish u a Merry Xmas and a happy new year too!

Raqi

December 23rd, 2009
3:42 pm

Lady J, how did you do those symbols? That’s pretty neat. I am stealing the music notes. LOL

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
3:49 pm

My daughter gon call me and ask,”daddy,what u need for xmas??” as if she got a job.. :lol: Using my money to buy me presents.. :lol:

I said,”sweetie,daddy like simple stuff..get me a wallet,a belt or some socks or undies”"

yeah,my toes been playing havoc with my socks,they all got holes in dem and my undies are the same..my big member gets stuck in dem holes in my underwear! :lol: :lol:

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
4:02 pm

Hey Raqi,i was gon give u this link so u can check on some man shoes 4 ur man!

http://www.giltman.com/s/teddecember

Dream_n~ 4 days til the B-day celebration..

December 23rd, 2009
4:10 pm

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year to you too Lady J…

@ Melo.. LOL.. Well how else is she suppose to get you a gift..

It’s snowing like crazy here :(

Dream_n~ 4 days til the B-day celebration..

December 23rd, 2009
4:11 pm

I need some hot chocolate and a chocolate chip muffin :grin:

2CPTG.......bootleggin is the shyt....and I ain't talkin bout bloggin!

December 23rd, 2009
4:18 pm

“I need some hot chocolate”

I ain’t even gon’ comment……nope, sho’l ain’t……….

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
4:21 pm

I am working here today and completely forgot about my jackpot lotto winnings! :lol:

Willie Dynamite (feeling like 10K in a brown paper bag)

December 23rd, 2009
4:25 pm

I want to wish everyone a Merry Merry Christmas.

Melo

December 23rd, 2009
4:45 pm

Naughty or Nice??

I wld vote Naughty all the dermn time….!!!

Nice will get u nowhere..jus a mess of cobbled cobwebs.

Good nite folks! :lol:

LoveLife411

December 23rd, 2009
4:49 pm

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! Holla at ya next week :)

Beautiful

December 23rd, 2009
4:51 pm

@Raqi
Kel will be 16!

@2
hi! *wink*