And I swear..ironically I received 5 invitations to other Christmas parties THAT DAY.
First Reaction: Really? What?? Everyone has it down on invitation rules. Crap…I need a dress…double crap…I need a date.
So then comes the “sink in”
Sink in: I don’t need a date, I’m just going to go. It’s no big deal. Is it?
I am very sarcastic when it comes to dating. I think it’s the only thing you can do in relationships (like friendships) including trust, etc. But you know what I mean. Especially those who understand that I could write a comedic novel about my dating and relationship section of my life.
So like I said, I’m going in between the lines of Chocolate Covered Crunches and testing the waters with some other personal things. I’m faced with a mini dilemma (its mini, I’m not freaking out here) because I now have 5 parties to go to.
I digress to ask you a simple question- do you need to bring a date to Christmas parties…what about corporate ones?
The thing is…I’m almost 25 (Yep..I said my age) and the only pressure I have is society’s pressure to bring a date. Usually, I have no problems running solo but am I the only one who’s starting to look around and not see solo women at these parties (and weddings)? Last year I had three parties, two of which I went solo (my roommate picked me up as the DD…which now that I think about it, is probably not the most exciting thing) and the third was my own. I don’t live at home (NJ) so my girlfriends are my dates.
I’m not sure what the answer is to this…especially when I am known to many of these party hosts as one of the ultimate “Independent Women” (As I say to my friends, I will also put my hand up when Single Ladies comes on)
So..you know me, I went to google.
You’d be surprised what you find:
I found a blog from a fellow blogger blogging about her Quarter Life Crisis. (How awesome is that?) and she had a few opinions. (Thanks Anchors and Freedom)
Bloggers Note: I changed some of the words so that we keep it “PG” to view the full article from Anchors and Freedom, click here.
Option #1: Turn one of the guys you’re dating into “very serious boyfriend” STAT
Option #2: Bring a legitimate guy friend
Option #3: Bring a..ahem…friend with benefits.
Option #4: Take an Ex-boyfriend
Interesting…but what to do? It’s easy to get a dress, continue your Christmas workout regime, wrap gifts and bring a bottle of wine….but the date? Does it matter? I am hoping you all say it doesn’t because I could online imagine a Charlotte Observer Headline: “Young Professional wanting to be a CEO needs date for Christmas Party”
As my old office manager used to say, “Oh Christmas.”
Help me out here.
Ps: I really hope my mom and dad are not reading…and if they are, don’t worry, I’ll find one!