How To: Deal with Relationship Season

During the late fall period all animals start to gather everything they need to hibernate for the winter. Scarves from charlotte russe, nuts from their favorite trees, honey (obviously without getting stung) and of course that cute boy from Shakespeare literature.

That’s right folks, we have now entered relationship season. Let the hand holding commence.

Relationship season is a beautiful thing when you have someone, it’s the perfect time to bubble yourself off and enjoy the beautiful falling snow. However, relationship season sucks when you are single.

Not only do you want to kick every high school student who thinks it’s adorable when her boyfriend pushes her in the snow right in front of you, you also wish to run through every couple holding hands. Similar to red rover, except you win ever time.

Don’t get me started on old couples, young couples, in love couples…basically any couple that isn’t fighting is on your radar. It turns you into the love Grinch, just probably less hairy.

And it’s okay, I promise, I’ve been there. That feeling of utter horrible-ness that you missed out on the big pair off of ’11, it’s not true. You didn’t miss out on anything, but here is how to deal with all of those mushy couples (and why it isn’t appropriate to shout boo when they kiss under the misletoe).

Step 1: Start hanging out with your single friends. I love all my friends equally, but sometimes hanging out with a couple just makes you feel worse. So get a bunch of your favorite ladies and head out to dinner/dancing/a movie (really anything). I pinky promise you will feel better.

Step 2: Ignore the obvious. I know it is hard to not focus on something that is everywhere. So why not point your focus elsewhere, say finals? Family? maybe your own christmas list? Don’t let thinking about what you don’t have get you down, because let’s be real you have plenty of amazing things in your life that others don’t.

Step 3: Stop worrying. You will meet someone as fabulous as you, it just might not be this matching up season.

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About the Author,

Over the past four years I've been collecting a few million how not to date stories, mostly from the hundreds of blind first dates I've gone on. My friends have even dubbed me the MVP of dating, and after you strike out as many times as I have you learn a thing or two (i.e. Never get extra onions on your burger during a first date if you want a romantic kiss.)