For a single and somewhat lonely person, the holiday season may have been a bit rough to get through this season. In today’s age of social media, people’s lives seem to be amplified 10 times! It’s great to see everyone living it up, but you have to admit that the human side of you always turns things back around to your life.
I’m the type of person who loves to see people in happy relationships. I guess you could say that I’m #TeamLove. I don’t know why, but this year (technically last year), it seemed like an abnormally large amount of couples were posting it up on Christmas and New Years.
Now my single-person mindset has evolved over the past year, so for the most part I was emotionally “balanced” enough to see other people’s happy relationships play out on Instagram and Facebook. However, I couldn’t help to think about those who weren’t in the strongest emotional state to really deal with that.
I know what you’re thinking. Yeah, the most obvious solution to this problem is to get your ass off of social media and live your f*cking life! But realistically, my generation has made social media an everyday part of our lives. It’s simply a given fact that I’m guilty of as well. People have been going through the “lonely-holiday blues” forever, but it may be a tad bit worse than it was 20 years ago thanks to this generation of “Instagram flexin’.”
For the sake of this post, I’m going to ignore the fact that Valentines Day is next month.
Instead, I’m going to focus on a holiday where single people all over the country can compensate for their loveless Christmas and New Year celebration. The best thing about it is that it comes only a couple weeks after New Years.
That’s right, I’m talking MLK Weekend!
The purpose of this post is to inspire you guys to get out there take advantage of the opportunity to turn your love lives around in 2016. Whether it’s MLK Weekend in Atlanta or any other LGBT function, an event is the perfect time to conveniently meet guys from all over the country, or the world in some cases! You may not believe in long distance relationships, but would you rather meet someone half way across the country on some useless dating app or would you rather meet them in person?
Finding a date shouldn’t be your only expectation at these events because they are also perfect for meeting friends! It’s fairly easy to find a comfortable seat at the bar and spark up a conversation with the person sitting to your left or to your right.
QUICK TIP: Start talking to the bartender and someone else may join in on the conversation. 😉
In all, I hope you didn’t let the holiday’s get you down too much because there is enough going on around you to boost your motivation for living the life that you want to live–or at least, work towards it. Come on guys, these Event Planners and Club Promoters work too hard to give us easy places to meet and greet. They’re practically doing the work for us!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!