Once you hit near the middle of December you know you are in the thick of the holiday season stress. There’s seemingly no end to the obligations that you are faced with all of the sudden. If something’s not getting to you, something else probably is. Whether it’s holiday shopping or the colder weather, there are lots of ways where you might end up feeling a little less jolly than the season would like. With all of these added things on your plate, what effect does this have on your dating life? Gays and straights alike are statistically signing up for dating sites in record numbers, which suggests people are keen to find a little late-in-the-season fun amidst all the madness. The good thing about this, obviously, is that there are going to be tons of people online at any given moment of the day. With tons of new members signing up, this could be seen as just one more thing you don’t have time for or you could embrace it as widening the field of people that you are considering spending what little extra time you have with.
Why are so many people online now?
The simple answer is that people are stressed and looking for a little downtime and sometime to spend it with. Also, with so many extra social functions going on during the holidays many people are looking for people to take to these events and spend time with. So many of us are heading online because of season-related holiday stress. It begs the question…
Why are we so stressed during the holidays?
As mentioned before, there are so many extra things filling the calendar each and every day during the holiday season, that naturally people are sleeping less, eating and drinking more and generally disrupting their usual routines. Add in dealing with relatives and people you don’t see that often and you’ve got a big pile of added stress that you might not be too happy about. While the holidays are supposed to be a time of fun and togetherness, sometimes it can make you want to scream more than anything. If you find this to be the case, then it’s only natural that you could find yourself chatting to some hot gay men online whenever you get a break from it all.
It’s certainly a complicated issue but understand that you are not alone and there’s no problem with clocking in a few minutes online chatting away to help you cope with the holiday stresses. Be sure to check back in the coming days for more tips on how to combat stress while keeping your dating life going strong.