If you’re into casual dating, hooking up, and one night stands with no strings attached, you might think that the holidays are a dark time. However, this doesn’t have to be the case. There are plenty of great opportunities for the casual dater around the holidays. So make sure you take advantage of them. If you’re seeing a woman more than a few times but still on a casual basis, this can also be a bit of a pitfall, which we’ll teach you how to avoid. Make sure you’re keeping all of these tips in mind when you’re dating around the holidays, whether you’re seeing a woman just once or several times in a row.
Respect Her Religion
This goes for any date at any time, of course, but it can be an especially tricky subject around the holidays. You want to make sure that you’re respecting the religion of any woman that you’re seeing. If she says she’s a Catholic, just make sure not to ask her out on a Catholic holiday. You don’t have to go overboard, just use a little common sense and you’ll be able to easily navigate the pitfalls of going out with a religious girl. There’s a lot of opportunity for messing up here, so make sure you tread carefully.
Plan Around Family Time
Whether you’re close with your family or not, it’s important to remember that the holidays are the time of year that most people spend with their family members. Respecting and planning around family time can be as simple as not telling her to “just blow it off” if she tells you she has to cancel because of family plans, and not assuming she’s just trying to ditch you. Make sure you’re not being the Grinch in the scenario before proceeding.
Take Advantage of Free Romance
One of the best things for casual daters (and any daters) around the holidays is that dating is pretty much free. You can easily take advantage of some of the best opportunities available outside, inside, and in almost any place in the country. Is there any more charming date than inviting her to walk around and look at Christmas lights before coming back to your place for spiked hot cocoa? That’s a winning idea that will set you back about 30 cents for the cocoa powder, and it has the advantage of already having the endgame of the date built in. If you’re not the kind of guy who thinks free stuff is awesome, take her window shopping at big departments stores another great holiday idea is to take a woman to one of the countless free concerts and events happening around any city at this time of the year, or take her on a sleigh ride if you want to spend a little bit of money for a huge reward. This is the season of free romance, and any guy who’s interested in casual dating should take full advantage of it.