Do you cringe inwardly at this time of year when people around you start planning for year-end and social calendars start filling up with all variety of activities and events to celebrate religious events and the like? Are you that person who usually makes excuses after receiving the constant barrage of party invitations? Could you think of nothing worse than going through the festive season alone and single… again. It’s a fact that people get more depressed as the holidays approach and this is mostly as a result of the expectations of society in general around spending time and money on celebrations.
If this is you and you can’t stand it any longer, then you have three choices. The first choice is to avoid and deflect at all costs, the interaction of any kind in favour of your couch, your most comfortable onesie and a never ending stream of junk food designed to replace all the needs which are met through human interaction. Diversion is key for this approach as people will come searching for you and ask you the questions that you are trying to avoid. Recommendations for this approach is to lock the door, let your mobile charge all the way down and leave the lights off so that people think you have gone away on holiday and are uncontactable because you have lost signal in some mysterious island destination. Suggest fake tan at the end of the season to make your story authentic.
Option 2 is: if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. Whatever you do, don’t join them alone! Sign on to the Duke of Daisy’s website and join their rent a friend service. No reason why you should suffer alone when there are many Dukes and Daisy’s who are more than happy to help you beat the year-end blues and face the maddening crowds of Santa hats with plats fans, loving the mistletoe and wine. Put on your party shoes and head out to year-end events and celebrations with a smile on your face and a handsome companion on your arm.
Which brings us to option three… if you are not a fan of either of the previous options and you are someone who finds crowds and parties emotionally taxing and enjoy serenity and calm, then why not do yourself a favour and take all of the money and time which you were thinking of investing in never-ending celebrations and find a date at Dukes of Daisy who will be the perfect partner for that quiet fire-side sherry with good conversation. Put yourself first and recharge your batteries by sharing quality times with someone who likes the same things that you do. No commitment, no relationship strings attached. Just good times with a friend to keep you company during this potentially stressful and emotional time of year. Beat the year end blues and never find yourself in that awkward position of attending family functions on your own, or be left standing like lonely great uncle John in the corner of the room with no one to talk to. Whatever you decide to do, Dukes of Daisy has the companion for you.