Dating during the holidays can be more stressful than any other time of the year. You may not be sure whether to ask your new significant other to come home for Thanksgiving or if you should try to reconnect with an ex if you both will be in the same town for Christmas. All very good questions that you might have this time of the year.

  • How do I keep someone interested over the holidays? If you go away for the holidays and won't be back for a week or more, it might be tough to keep your new interest interested. Out of sight, out of mind, you know? Be consistent with your communication with them. You don't have to constantly text them, but don't ignore their messages the whole time that you're gone either.
  • What kind of updates should I give my family about my dating life? You don't need to let them know every person that you go on a date with, but if you've been seeing someone consistently that you have had the "where is this going" talk with, then it might be a good time to tell your family that you are seeing someone.
  • Whose family should you and your partner visit over the holidays? If both families are within a reasonable distance away that traveling to see them is understandably acceptable, then the best thing to do is to take turns with each other's families. Thanksgiving with one, Christmas with the other, and then next year it would switch. It keeps it all fair and even.

Hopefully you can enjoy the holidays with minimal stress. Dating and family events can make things complicated, but learning how to navigate them will make things a whole lot easier.