Deck the halls with boughs of holly…(and dodge Grandma as she tries to grill you about your love life)…fa la la la la, la la la la…
The holidays are here!
Along with cookies, carols and cocktails comes the likelihood that, at some point over the next few days, you’re going to be seated across the table from relatives who will want to know WTF is up with your love life. Who are you dating? Why didn’t you bring anyone to Christmas dinner? Whatever happened to that nice boy they met four years ago? Have they told you about their dentist’s son yet?
It’s enough to make any single woman in the post-dating world wish that Baby Jesus had hung out in Mary’s amniotic sac just a little while longer.
But Millennial ladies – have no fear! If we prepare ourselves for the inevitable nosiness and unanswerable questions (when are you going to give my kids some little cousins to play with??), we’ll be able to hold our own when the topic arises. So in my latest Huffington Post column, I set the scene and offer some tips on convincing your family that you’re not destined for old spinsterhood, just because you haven’t been on a dinner-and-a-movie date lately.
Quick, read it now before you go catch that plane home! Because as soon as you land, that’s when the Inquisition will begin.
How to Explain Your Love Life (Techno-Romance Included!) to Your Family Over the Holidays
Jess is the co-creator of Dating & Hookup, alongside her childhood best friend Becky Lynch, and is the author of the book - yep! - Dating & Hookup. She never tires of hearing your post-dating stories. She wants you to enjoy your love life, and is full of advice on how to do so.
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