Holiday Survival Tips for the Single Guy

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Whether you are a bachelor by choice or by circumstances, holidays can prove to be a difficult occasion when you are single. In fact, a lot of men have been known to experience cases of depression during these normally festive celebrations. In order to usher in more happiness and good fortune during this season, we have put together some tips created for the single guy.

Reward Yourself

Who says you have to wait for others to buy you the things you’ve always wanted when you can buy them yourself. Since you don’t have any plus one’s to worry about, you won’t feel guilty about spoiling yourself rotten. Now is the best time to reward yourself with that new LED TV that you have been eyeing for or pamper yourself and book a first class flight to spend a holiday in Cyprus in a singles resort.

Flex Those Muscles

Holidays usually mean lots of extra time which you can spend to muscling up. You can hit the gym or participate in competitive sports. This is actually a good way to kill time and at the same time get a killer body that the ladies will love.

Slim Down

While most fathers are binging out during the holidays, why not do the exact opposite and slim down. There is absolutely no need to add being fat to a list of resentments this holiday season. Instead, go on a healthy diet and start shedding those extra pounds.

Get Extra Money

Since you are single and have some extra time on your hands, you might as well try to get a few extra dollars from this occasion. Take this opportunity to do extra work and get over time pay.

Do Something Worthwhile

As this is the season for giving, might as well get with the program and do some volunteer work at your nearest shelters, nursing home or charitable organizations. Doing volunteer work might actually do you a lot of good and make your holidays a memorable experience.

Organize Your Life

This season may actually be the best time to put those organization skills to good use. You can do it two ways, one is by cleaning your room, house or office cubicle, get rid of things that just accumulate dust and make room for new things. Second, is to do some thinking, write down a bucket list with both the achievable and a few far out there goals you want to shoot for.

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Gaming With Your Partner

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I love gaming and I want to share it with everyone I know, fortunately enough, almost all the people I know are gaming enthusiasts so it’s not too hard to convince them to play a game of any kind. The one person I find an absolute struggle to get enthused about gaming is my girlfriend. Although gaming with the family is practically what the Wii was designed for, it isn’t the experience I want my girlfriend to share with me.

Don’t get me wrong, the accessibility of the Wii makes it a great machine and I love playing the Wii with my nieces and getting a good game of Wii Sports or Resort going, but I want the AAA title  experience to be portrayed across to my girlfriend. I have tried and tested several games to involve my lovely lady and I will give you a run down of the successes and the failures I have experienced.

One of the first experiences that showed that there was potential to get my lady interested in the world of gaming was when I was playing Fable 2, she really enjoyed the interactivity and pleasant scenery. I then explained to her how we age in the game and take on characteristics of good or evil depending on our actions throughout the game. This was a positive start as she was fairly interested but there wasn’t enough happening in the game to hold her fleeting interest. Verdict: 5/10

I thought the blockbuster action and thrill of the Call of Duty games and the movie like production would keep her interested for the entirety, but the lack of interaction for her to jump in and have a run about meant she didn’t get the enjoyment of seeing planes fall through the sky or buildings blow up in the distance. She’s not really into the action genre of film so this was the key indicator of her disinterest. Verdict: 3/10

I love playing football games and I love watching football, it is safe to say that my girlfriend does not share the same enthusiasm for the beautiful game, if football is on the television it is reason enough to get angry, but she understands the interest I have in the sport. But the times she finds me playing Fifa 11 have ended catastrophically. It is safe to say she doesn’t have any interest in the football game genre. Verdict: 0/10

One of the few games she has really got into the story of was Assassins Creed Brotherhood, the fairly accessible running across roofs meant she could join in with running from one place to another, but she was fairly inept at the fighting game play. But the story of Ezio Auditore da Firenze and his struggles against the Borgia and renovating all the locations throughout Rome really held her interest. Verdict: 7/10

Heavy Rain is the number one choice for you to enjoy with your girlfriend, she can get involved in making some choices and enjoying the story, letting it play out and seeing what happens. This has been the game of choice and I was disappointed when it ended as it is not often that a game like that comes along that my girlfriend can enjoy. Verdict: 10/10

There are a whole bunch of other games that need to be mentioned for their accessibility if not their amazing storyline, Worms and Tiger Woods PGA Tour are great games for the two of you to enjoy whilst getting slightly competitive, whilst games such as Jet Set Radio have an artistic feel about them. I feel the next game we can both sit down and enjoy is going to be Rockstar’s Cop Drama L.A Noire. For that I can’t wait.

Andy is a gaming enthusiast and is currently working for a company that offers great Spa Hotels at decent prices. Follow him on his twitter @andym23