There is a surge in holiday hook-ups every year from November to February. For singles it often starts at the end of summer with a rush to find someone before we are inundated with family and holiday social events where everyone is inevitably paired off or married. With hoards of people getting off work for the holidays there is plenty of time to date, be with your mate and even take a vacation. The combination of social pressure and time makes for perfect "time-to-find-a-mate" scenario.
Did you ever have a friend from long ago who calls to reconnect with you only to realize she has something to sell…I mean tell you about your life (the one she has not been apart of for years) that could be helpful?
As I chatted with my one-time friend after we played the speed dating version of catch-up, I received, “let-me-help-you-I’m-a-dating-expert-now” sales pitch. I was suddenly regretting I had shared I was single. She had no idea (nor did she ask) that I had spent over a decade as a serial monogamist hoping to get to "I do" only to discover I had a penchant for dating lying narcissists.