"The last thing you want is to be at a place where everyone has a partner but you," says San Diego–based dating coach De Anna Lorraine. Scrutinize the invitation for clues or check out last year's event photos online.3. Another advantage to accepting invitations: You never know whom you'll meet. Goldberg cautions against setting yourself up for disappointment.
If there's a chance you'll have fun, go to the party. "Whatever the event, it should be something you enjoy for the sake of the activity itself, not for making a romantic connection," she says. "View it as an opportunity to meet new girlfriends," says Dr. "Make it a 'Calling All Singles' party and hire entertainment—an acoustic singer, a wine connoisseur, even a stripper if you're bold," says Lorraine.
"I'm a strong person, I own my own business and I'm a professional speaker," she says."Splurge on a cruise, or go to a super-fun place like Las Vegas or Hawaii," she says."That way you have something to look forward to throughout the season."8.Start a new fitness routine, get a mini-makeover or go on a shopping spree."Take control by doing something that lifts your spirits and makes you feel beautiful," she says.