'Snowmanning' Is The New Dating Trend You Need To Steer Well Clear Of
Forget ghosting, dogfishing and breadcrumbing, they are SO last year. Snowmanning is where a Christmas romance is born while everyone's spirits are high, but then it melts away as quickly as it appeared once the festivities die down.
That's right, you get swept up by the happiness of the festive season and fall for who you think is a charmer, but once all the fun of Christmas ends, so does the love.
Snowmanning takes its name from festive classic The Snowman from 1982, where a young boy named James shares a day of fun, including flying to the North Pole, with his new Snowman friend. But when his frozen friend thaws, the day is nothing but a distant memory.
We thought the film was sad enough at the end, without it coming back to haunt us now 37 years later. Jheez.
Research carried out by eharmony reveals the horrifying reality of the trend.
It found 27 per cent of Brits are up for a good time when Christmas comes to town, thinking it's the ideal time for sparks to fly, with many admitting loneliness is what gets us reaching for our dating apps.
Our advice? Steer well clear, because by January you'll likely be left high and dry.
And it's particularly bad news if you live in Plymouth, Brighton or Newcastle because there is higher chance of being 'snowmanned' at 90 per cent, 77 per cent and 70 per cent, respectively. Not great odds.
Rachael Lloyd, Relationship Expert at eharmony says: "Christmas is a time for celebration and presents a great opportunity to socialise and find someone special.
"However, once the drinks stop flowing and decorations come down, sometimes that initial burst of chemistry wears off."
Flying solo at Christmas is starting to sound much more attractive after all. Later, melts.
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