Category Archives: Holidays

Five sad Christmas songs. Do not play!

I love Christmas. I love Christmas songs. I despise these songs though…

Five sad Christmas songs Mingle Around will NOT be adding to our holiday singles party soundtrack.


1. Wham! Last Christmas… with lines about tearing a heart apart, who wouldn’t add this song to their “Do not play” list?

2. Elvis. Blue Christmas… “I’ll be so blue with out you. Christmas won’t be the same if you’re not here with me” These are lyrics that just don’t bring a smile to my face.

3. Please Come Home for Christmas by Charles Brown…. “My babys gone, I have no friends…” Just downloading this youtube video to embed to the blog already brought tear to my eye. Warning! Do not play this song!

4. What Do the Lonely Do for Christmas? By The Emotions…. “I know it’s joy to the world, but it’s sad for me” What do the lonely do? They don’t listen to songs like this!

5. The Christmas Shoes. All the little boy wants is to buy a pair of shoes for his dying mother on Christmas eve. Come on song writers…. let’s write happier songs! “Daddy says there’s not much time…” Hello Tear Jerker.

What songs am I missing? Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanksgiving idea for singles

Mingle Around wishes you and your single friend a happy thanksgiving!

Mingle Around wishes you and your single friend a happy thanksgiving!

Many people can’t spend Thanksgiving with their families because of distance, work and other reasons. Just because they aren’t spending the afternoon with family doesn’t’ mean they want to spend it alone! If you’re also single you may consider spending the afternoon with friends and hosting a “single friends” dinner at your home.

Make this Thanksgiving the one you look back fondly on. Think lots of comfort foods, surrounded by friends, no Uncle Arty asking you to pull his finger and possibly land a new love interest.

How?

Serve Thanksgiving dinner at your home!

Invite every single person you know and ask them to bring a single friend. Make sure your friend isn’t secretly interested in their single friend or it could cause for some Thanksgiving Hijacks later on. Here are 3 tips for making this Thanks (for single friends) giving go off without a hitch:

1. When sending out the invites, make sure it is crystal clear that when your guests bring a guest it is someone that they are absolutely not interested in! The last thing you want to happen is a bowl of mashed potatoes flying across the room aimed at that cute blonde talking to your friends ex boyfriend because they still had feelings. If you’re the host, make sure you stick to this rule as well.

2. Keep it simple and casual. Holidays are stressful enough and not spending time with family can be stressful. Keep the event carefree, the drinks flowing, music pumping and atmosphere light. This is for yourself too, don’t try to do it all yourself. Invite people to help with preparing or serving the food. Make sure to introduce everybody so that they’re comfortable but don’t try to force any matchmaking between certain guests. (Leave that to the professionals!)

3. When it’s time to eat, take into fact others religious backgrounds. Not everyone will want to pray before the meal, be careful not to make this uncomfortable for your guests. A great idea though is to let everyone around the table take a moment to share with guests what they’re thankful for this Holiday season. Why? It’s simply a nice Thanksgiving tradition to observe and it’s always nice to give thanks for the blessings in your life. And who knows, someone’s list of what they’re thankful for (for example, finally starting booking that trip to Europe to visit extended family) may pique the interest of a guest and spark a perfect reason to continue the conversation. Natural matchmaking!

This Thanksgiving, give thanks to all of your friends and family. Single and not!

Happy Thanksgiving,

Jill Jackson (Founder of Mingle Around)

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