dating in harrogate

Christmas is the stuff of nightmares for singletons… not only do you have to attend numerous parties by yourself, be set up with random single men by your friends and work colleagues but there’s no one special to share in this magical time. I wrote this post prior to finding someone special but thought I’d share it anyway.

My top tips for surviving the festive season:

  1. Don’t sweat it – Realise you can do anything you want with no one to answer to! So go on fill your time seeing friends, being with family, or heading to the local Christmas market.
  2. Feel good – treat yourself but don’t over indugle to the point that you feel tired and just a bit crap. If it helps hide the mince pies and not drink too many mulled wines and instead pack in loads of fresh fruit and veg… trust me you’ll feel good and won’t be fighting a cold like every other bod in the office.
  3. Don’t be the only singleton at a party – decline invitations if you feel uncomfortable in a crowd. Better still ask if you could bring a friend with you.
  4. Prepare for those questions – “A nice girl like you shouldn’t be single. How come you can’t find a good bloke?” Apparently marriage makes everything better, and couples are happier than singletons.  Just remember top tip number one.
  5. Look on the bright side – you don’t have to think about a really good gift to give your other half. Instead spend the money on yourself.
  6. Treat yourself – have a facial or a massage to unwind and set you up for 2017.

But, I hear you say…. Why does your post title say My NOT SO SINGLE Christmas? Well, this year I have a boyfriend. Yes, he’s real!  I don’t want to get all soppy on you but I really like this guy. He’s super down to earth, funny, kind and pretty awesome.

the ahrrogate girl

Please don’t tell him, he’s got more than enough cheeky confidence as it is! Anyway we’ve been on so many adventures these past few months and our aim is to have many more life adventures together. I’ll keep you posted on all of them but for now wish me luck and I hope whether you’re single or taken, have a scrumptious Christmas!

If you like this post read my post about my thoughts on being single FOREVER! 


  1. Hi Victoria,
    you seem a really interesting and kind lady . I love your page its great !!
    I am looking for support for a charity ball I am organising in Leeds at the Queens hotel
    on the 6th October 2017 .
    I sadly lost my husband , love of my life , to prostate cancer 6 years ago.
    When he was diagnosed the cancer had already spread to his bones .
    He was given less than 2 years to live and I kept him alive with mainly alternative
    treatments for nearly 7 years .
    The founder of Orchid cancer appeal, one of the main cancer charities for all the
    male cancers , was Professor Tim Oliver together with one of his patients Colin Osbourne .
    It is Orchids 21st Birthday this year and not a lot of people are aware about Orchid
    in the North and the wonderful work they do.
    I am trying to raise awareness about Orchid and make the ball an event to be remembered.
    I know you are based in Harrogate but wondered if you could help a very determined Leeds Lady ?
    I have a flyer for the website if you would like me to send it to you .
    Kind Regards
    Julie Romani

    • Hello Julie, Firstly I’m so sorry to hear of your lost. I can’t imagine what that feels like. My dad was diagnosed a few years ago but managed to beat the awful disease. Secondly, I’m sure there’s something we can do. I’m currently fundraising for Macmillan and Saint Michael’s Hospice. Please send the information to Thirdly, thank you for your kind comment, I think I just rabble about nothing really so it’s nice to hear I sound interesting! All good wishes, Victoria xx


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here