Holiday Dating Season Do’s and Don’ts

Kelleher International gets especially busy during the holiday dating season. 

The holiday season is upon us, a time of joy, giving, and, for many newly minted couples, an opportunity to enhance their relationship and celebrate. As CEO Amber Kelleher-Andrews explains, “The holidays can be a romantic time to develop your connection with a new match. Capitalize on fun and flirty opportunities to learn more about each other and share in the spirit of the season.”

Navigating the dating scene during this festive time can be both exciting and challenging. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are some crucial do’s and don’ts to help you make the most of holiday dating.

Before we dive into the do’s and don’ts keep in mind. that generosity is more than giving expensive gifts. It’s about being considerate, investing your time, and showing kindness. Surprise your date with a thoughtful gesture that shows you pay attention to their likes and interests. .

DO: Wear red. Numerous psychological studies indicate that individuals of either gender who wear red are rated as more attractive and are estimated to be more powerful and successful. Use this trick to your advantage on a night when you want to wow your date. Red is also commonly associated with the cheerful holiday season, so you’ll fit right in!

DON’T: Underdress. Ripped jeans have no place in formal holiday functions. We recommend dark denim or slacks for men. Fun, colored pants or dresses for women. When in doubt, opt for a classic look with a timeless feel. Look for holiday dating season outfit inspiration that will please everyone – especially your date!

DO: Personalize your gifts. Try to make your gift about the relationship. If you share a common hobby or have a memorable shared experience, consider a memento that evokes that memory. This shows thoughtfulness and attention to detail.

DON’T: Give your new match a gift that (not so) secretly benefits you. Avoid couple’s massages certificates or similar gifts that might serve you more than your date. Also, steer clear from gender generic gifts. Not all women enjoy bath salts or flowery soaps, and not all men are into the same things.

DO: Decide in advance how much time (if any) you will spend together over the holidays. Your new match might have travel scheduled this season, and if the relationship is fresh, those plans might not include you. Also, be prepared that it might be too soon for inclusion in each other’s family plans.

Be respectful of pre-existing plans during the holiday dating season. Make each other a priority by pre-scheduling together-time on your calendar, so you have something to look forward to when your new match is available.

DON’T: Spend every moment together. Even if you and your date have unlimited free time this season, remember that distance makes the heart grow fonder. Continue with work and social obligations as usual and volunteer somewhere on your own to help spread the holiday cheer. Use your time apart to plan fun dates you will both enjoy the next time you are together.

DO: Give your new match options. If you’re going to invite a date over to meet the family, ask them to come just for appetizers or dessert. Keep your family time a priority but make your date feel included – without holding them captive while Aunt Martha tells yet another story about your childhood. Plan for one to two-hour gatherings when it comes to family time.

DON’T: Bias your date. It’s okay to fill them in on everyone’s interests before the big friend or family get-together, so it’s easier to find common ground, but don’t share personal opinions about people. You never know how people are going to mix, so our matchmakers recommend giving your date the basics and then let them figure everything else out from there.

Navigating holiday dating can be complex, but with these tips from Kelleher International, you’re well-equipped to handle the season. If you’re ready to find the ultimate “do” this holiday dating season, reach out to Kelleher International for personalized support and quality matches. After all, there’s no replacement for the gift of love.

Contact Kelleher International for personalized support and better quality matches. There’s no replacement for the gift of love.