Switching Up the Holiday Conversation
You have successfully survived Thanksgiving, but with December practically here you are still in for weeks of family reunions and friend gatherings. Your family is prepared to ask you for your relationship resume and expects a full, engaged report. Then there are your friends bringing their significant others or new flings to every holiday occasion. And you — well you are single.
Don’t panic. There is nothing wrong with being single. Actually, it can be really fun and often better than being tied down most of the year. But during the holidays, singles often feel personally victimized by family and friends who constantly bring up their relationship status or lack there of.
Realistically, you can’t avoid the conversation so you might as well embrace it instead. Here are three topics to bring up instead of your current relationship status at your next holiday party to completely switch things up:
The current presidency
Usually it is taboo to bring up politics, but if you do so strategically, you can almost guarantee your relationship status will no longer be relevant. Sure you will have to deal with strong opinions and horror stories from the White House this past year, but it is sure to do the deed and get things off topic.
Sexual misconduct recap
Hearing about sexual misconduct on the news has become a regular thing. And while it is an unfortunate topic, it is great to see justice be served and have the bad guys called out. It is almost a game of “who is next?” as more and more predators are brought to light. So if you are uncomfortable talking about you own sex life, change it up by bringing up all the wrong doings of this year, and you are sure to spark a debate or alternatively silence the room.
Everyone loves travel. You can certainly get people babbling about past travel stories or aspiring future plans. So switch dating topics to next destinations and you are sure to hear endless banter that is more interesting than your current relationship status.
Holidays are great but conversations can get awkward really fast. So instead of focusing on your lack of a love life, switch gears to literally anything else. At the end of the day, your family and friends just want to talk to you so drive the conversation however you would like. Answer a few personal questions to satisfy their curious needs, but change the conversation fast so you don’t get trapped.