We’ve all been there, single and invited to a wedding. I had more than a couple of those this summer. It made me think … how crappy is it to be single at a wedding? Well, not so bad, when there’s an open bar! No, just kidding. But , seriously, it is what you make it. For me, some were worse than others. For example, family weddings are fine because you have cousins there, people to hang out, dance and mingle with … and let me tell you, I have a BIG family, lots of cousins!! So, not so bad. Friends’ wedding could go either way, but when your friends are all “coupled” and you don’t really know anyone else, it’s not so fun (hello open bar!).
They say you can meet someone at a wedding, but I have never experienced that. Everyone interesting is always taken! So what to do? Well, I look for the other seemingly single people and hang out with them. Usually the hosts make it easy and put the singles at one table, but if not, it isn’t hard to spot them ( just as long as you don’t end up at the kids’ table! LOL!). So how do you deal with being single at a wedding? With class! Live it up and enjoy! Here are some things that work for me …
- I never take a date to a wedding just so I’m not alone because you never know, I might meet someone there!
- I always look like a million bucks! I make a point to be the sexy single girl who turns heads (of course I never try to outshine the bride! not that I could) because it’s good for the confidence and it turns out all the miserable attached women actually WANT to be you!
- Be happy and look happy because you don’t want to be the one everyone feels sorry for … NO PITY PARTY!!!
- Dance and mingle because you never know who you’re going to meet! The dance floor is a great place for people to notice you … perhaps a hot single guy?
Me, personally, I hate weddings just because I do … not out of bitterness or feeling sorry for myself but because I just don’t really like the cheesy outpouring of love and “blah blah blah”. I had a big crazy Lebanese traditional wedding because I had to, but would never have another one even if I got married again. You know, I never liked weddings, but of course they can’t be avoided sometimes, so I go with my best foot forward, with a positive attitude and always make a positive statement.
When Single Dating Diva walks into a room people notice … so I make it count because you never know who might be watching!!
Your Sister in Dating Bliss,
Single Dating Diva