Being single during the holiday season can be frustrating, challenging, and lonely. But it doesn’t have to be. The holidays are all about being grateful for the people in your life. That includes you! In this post, Lara Besbrode, International Certified Matchmaker and Founder of The Matchmaker UK unveils six tips on how to be single for the holidays!

Schedule time with friends
You’ll have the entire holiday season to yourself – so plan to your heart’s content. Go on a short trip with friends. Plan a shopping session with your best friend. Or plan a movie night at home and invite your friends over for a cosy night with festive drinks and snacks.

Get ready for the coming year
Make the time to reflect on your successes, failures, accomplishments, and achievements throughout the past year. And prepare for the year ahead by setting new goals and a plan for conquering them.

Take yourself out
Take yourself to the theatre. Or go see that new movie. Why not cleanse the year away at your favourite spa? Treat yourself to oysters and champagne. Whatever you enjoy doing in your free time, create your own tradition!

Host a party
Feeling festive? Why not host a holiday-themed party? Go big or small – it’s your choice! invite whomever you want. Serve whatever you desire. Get started by sending invites early. Choose a theme. Plan the menu and arrange for a food station. Start decorating your home with candles, flowers and any other theme-related elements.

Get active
Challenge yourself before the year ends! Exercise is priceless for the mind, body and soul. Treat yourself to your favourite workout. Whether it’s yoga, pilates, strength training or a spinning class with your best friends. Not only will the exercise burn off those extra holiday calories, but the workout will also leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle a new year.

Go on festive dates
December is a wonderful time to meet someone new. While dating during the festive season can be challenging. The holidays fall in the middle of cuffing season, a period of the year when singles are temporarily looking to cosy up with someone during the colder months. Before you start swiping on a dating app, consider upgrading the quality of your matches by working an expert matchmaker.


Despite the popularity of dating apps, discerning singles are turning to Lara Besbrode and her team of dating experts at award-winning and premium introductions agency The Matchmaker UK. Our approach to finding your life partner is confidential, bespoke and upmarket. We take care of all the details – from your understanding your needs and wants, setting up your dating profile, pairing you up with a psychotherapist to better understand your personality and much more. If you’re ready to match with hand-selected, vetted and background-checked singles – contact Lara and The Matchmaker UK now. Get closer to finding your ideal match in 2023!