Christmas Eve Boyfriend

Good morning everyone,

There may be a bit of rain this morning, but tomorrow and the next day are both looking quite rainy. They'll be warm though-today will see a high of 14C, tomorrow will get up to 16C and then it's expected to get up to 18C on Thursday. Friday and Saturday will see the sunny weather return, but it'll also be a bit cooler-highs both days will be around 10C.

There’s less than a week to go until Christmas Eve, the biggest date night of the year in Japan. Some singles without plans may be feeling good about themselves because of a recent survey in which 55 percent of unattached Japanese women said that they’d be willing to accept a Christmas Eve date invitation from anyone with the confidence and courage to ask, but a separate poll from another organization shows that it may not be that easy after all.

This second company conducted a survey of women between the ages of 20 and 39, asking them what they think of the concept of a “Christmas Eve-only boyfriend,” or, in other words, going out with a guy on Christmas Eve even if they don’t feel like they’re going to want to see him again after that.

Out of the 253 responses received, roughly one in four women said they could see themselves going out with a Christmas Eve-only boyfriend, with 9.1 percent saying “definitely.” Agreeing in a less enthusiastic manner, 30.4 percent said they’d also be OK accepting an invitation from a guy on the assumption that it’s going to be a one-time-only deal.

However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that these women are simply looking for a way to satisfy their cravings for attention and being pampered during the holiday season. When asked why they’d be OK going out with a Christmas Eve-only boyfriend, they were pretty logical and level-headed and not the answers of women desperate to find a date-any date-for Christmas Eve, as the earlier poll suggested. “I could go out with a Christmas Eve-only boyfriend if it would help us both not feel lonely. Maybe a romance would even develop between us after that,” said one woman in her early 20s. “If we have fun together, and it feels romantic, that’d be great,” chimed in another respondent in her early 30s.

It seems that while getting that first date might be possible for Christmas, it sounds like anything after that is going to depend on legitimate chemistry and mutual attraction...so, you guys who were hoping to take advantage of the most romantic night of the year to find a girlfriend, might have to do a little more work to get a relationship going. How to do that? Trust me, I'm not the guy to ask! Ha ha!

Have a great day!


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