We’re getting closer to Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and you’re anxious because you’re still single.
In fact, you feel like Cinderella without Prince Charming. But snap out of your fairytale-style tragedy and be your own fairy godmother.
After all, whoever said you have to get a date the traditional way? We show you how to bag the cutie you’ve been eyeing, and have some fun along the way.
Coffee does the trick
Gather up your work files – if you don’t have any, borrow some! Then, dress up like you’re a high-powered businesswoman (don’t forget the glasses). Next walk into his favourite coffee shop, jabbering away into your phone in very official sounding lingo, and as you pass by his table, bump the files in his lap and ask him to follow you acting like you didn’t give him a second glance.
The poor confused guy will hopefully do what he’s told, and when you reach and empty table, end your ‘call’ and looking at him quizzically ask who he is. Just when he starts thinking you’re crazy, apologise saying he looked like a colleague from work, and invite him to have a cup of coffee. Got it?
Join a dance class, even if you already know how to dance (or think you do). There’s sure to be at least one guy who’ll catch your eye. Get the moves wrong, do your own steps and drive your instructor crazy but make sure to pair up with your target. When you’re with him, get every step right. When your astonished instructor tells you to do those moves again, do it all wrong (there is a point here, read on!) and only do it right when you’re partnered with your to-be-date.
It’s a move that’s sure to grab his attention. It also makes it easier to ask him to dance with you at the Christmas/New Year’s Eve bash.
This works if you already know the guy. Call him up and ask him if he would like some cookies because you baked extra and everyone else is on a diet. Bake some fortune cookies and include your invitation in one of them. A simple straightforward, ‘Me, you, New Year’s party’ will do the trick. Keep it short and sweet.
Send him on a treasure hunt
Do a bit of research and find out his likes, and say he’s into videogames, let the prize be the latest videogame and base the clues on said videogame.
What’s the next step? Have a treasure hunt! Invite him and a couple of friends to participate. Team up with him (no one has to know that you hid the main prize), and when you two win the prize after solving all the clues, he’ll be pretty impressed that you’re one of the smart ones.
And he’ll be very flattered to see the card on the grand prize, asking him to go with you to the party. It’s guaranteed to put a smile on his face.
Send him a funny video
Guys happen to like girls with a sense of humour, girls who can laugh at themselves. So find a way for him to watch an old, funny video of you goofing up (but only slightly) at your Bharatnatyam arangetram, or singing just a little off key while dancing like Madhuri Dixit – basically anything that will get a few laughs out of him. Then give him the “Okay, you had a gala time laughing over my embarrassing video so you owe me a date, pick me up at 8!” spiel, or something along those lines.
So get creative while trying to get his attention and remember to have fun. Not only will you tickle his funny bone, he’ll appreciate the effort you’ve put in and won’t be able to say no.