With the holiday season in full gear, you may be receiving invitations to attend various holiday parties. These parties may be hosted by your family, friends, neighbours, co-workers or even your boss. Each party provides you with a wonderful way to meet new people. As a single woman, this means that you may meet many handsome, charming men. If you want to make the most of your time at these holiday parties, you don’t want to stand around like a wallflower waiting for a man to approach you. Instead, you want to walk up to a man who has caught your eye and get to know him better. Approaching men at a Christmas party may sound intimidating, but it actually is easier and perhaps even more fun than you might think.
Dress to Impress
Before you approach men at a Christmas party, it is important to dress to impress. Take time to get ready for each party you attend. Pick out a stylish outfit that accentuates your body in all the right places but that is not too revealing or uncomfortable to wear. You want to look attractive, but you don’t want to attract the wrong kind of attention. Take time to groom yourself perfectly, paying attention to your fingernails, hair, accessories and those other small details that will help you to feel polished and beautiful. While you want to impress a man at a holiday party, you want to avoid over-doing it with heave make-up, overbearing perfume or revealing too much flesh.
Approach With Confidence
At a party, you may find one or several men who appeal to you. You should consider catching his eye from afar and smiling at him from across the room before approaching him. If you are slightly intimidated at the prospect of approaching a man, you may wait for him to engage in conversation with someone who you know. This can provide you with a wonderful way to be introduced to him rather than to take a cold approach and introduce yourself. If you are more confident, you may wait for him to make his way to the punch bowl or appetizers table. Simply walk up next to him and strike up a conversation. You may talk about general things like the food at the party, the weather or the hosts, but you may also try to flatter him with a small compliment. For example, you could say how much you love his jumper or novelty Christmas tie, by using the situation of Christmas to your advantage you can ask if they are working over the holiday’s? Are you seeing your family over Christmas? It’s a great conversation starter.
Take It to the Next Level
If you approach a man at a holiday party and he gives no indication of being interested, you may consider moving on to another man who has caught your eye. A man who is interested in you will attempt to converse back and forth with you, ask questions about you, smile often and otherwise act like he’s engaged in the conversation. A man who is not interested, on the other hand, may provide you with pat, terse responses as you attempt to converse with him. He may be polite, but his body language and tone of voice may indicate that he’s not interested in you in a romantic way. If you believe that a man is interested in you, you can make a move to escalate things to the next level. For example, find a way to bring up a new movie that is running at theatres or a trendy restaurant that everyone in town is talking about. You may mention that you’d love to find someone to go to the movie or restaurant with, and if he is truly interested, he will take the bait. As soon as he expresses interest in going with you, ask him for his number.
The fact is that approaching a man at a party may appear to be intimidating, but once you have done it a few times, you will see that it truly is rather easy. You may feel intimidated and less confident the first few times you approach a man, but over time, you may begin to relax and find that approaching men directly is actually fun.