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Christmas for Singles - Not Always Happy, But Don't Let The Opportunity Pass Either

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Rosie Bowie
Rosie Bowie

Christmas can be a lonely time for singles. But, if you're on your own, it's also a great time to set some priorities,to clear the decks and ensure you make 2011 your own! How so?

First I would say that you need to watch the summer romance and don't be too eager to develop relationships based on either them or the infamous office party.

They're prone to short-term fun and long-term misery, generally speaking. Why would that be so? It's partly because of one of the fundamentals of successful dating or developing any successful relationship - getting the 'basics' right.

The problem with many relationships that start with a degree of euphoria based on the festive season's well-oiled good times is that they are also based on factors that don't exist for the rest of the year - finishing work, good weather, holiday-time excitement and all the other feel-good factors that combine to create a sense of well-being that regrettably can be only too short.

While none of that means anyone should be short-changing themselves in terms of having some fun - quite the opposite, in fact - it does mean to just take a small reality check when it comes to developing a great, long-term relationship. So if it doesn't happen, then focus on yourself.

Do something you always wanted to. Resolve to make a change you always wanted. Learn something you always wanted. Make yourself more fulfilled and interesting. You'll not only develop yourself, but you'll make yourself a more enticing 'catch' as well.

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