It’s not a long weekend here in Hollywood, but way up north, Canada is getting ready to end work and start their first long weekend of the summer. Long weekends are my favorite excuses to put my pick up lines to good use for the first time of the season. I’m going to put aside my usual bias towards free dating sites and offer some words of wisdom to pick up in the real world. I have a lot of theories on why it’s easy to get down when you have an extra day added to your Saturday and Sunday, so here’s a few to keep in mind.
People are off work for three days! Use their relaxation to your advantage. Who doesn’t like having an extra day off of work? It’s the best feeling in the world! People are relaxed and stress free, probably for the first time all week, so use this to your advantage and play the part of fun, charming potential dating partner who helps them shake out whatever leftover knots they have in their shoulders from the work week.
The fresh air people get from being outside will put them in a better mood. No one wants to hit on the grumpy kid in the corner, which works because on long weekends, those people seem to disappear! Long weekends attract people outside, which gives their lungs and minds extra fresh air. Having that change of atmosphere is proven to lift peoples moods, making them easier and more accessible to hit on!
Liquid courage gets passed around. Cheers to courage! People embrace their freedom on long weekends and take advantage of the fact that they don’t have responsibilities for three days. If they’re hitting the cottage or simply getting some sun at their local beach, people like to crack a few cold ones open and enjoy them under the sun. This makes people less uptight than usual, which creates for a fun flirting experience.
There’s more fish in the sea to choose from. Ever notice you pick up less in the winter because there’s simply no one around? Well, the long weekends draw out the crowds! Even people who work jobs that don’t get long weekends off seem to come out for the celebrations. A few fireworks, a few campfires, and if you’re lucky, a few sparks flying between you and a special someone you met on the pier. Hooking up during long weekends is easier than any other time because people are actually out being social, which is a nice change.
People treat them like mini-spring breaks. There’s nothing quite like meeting that one group of friends that treats every weekend like it’s spring break. Stocks up on booze so they don’t run out, swears cowboy hats with bathing suits just because, and always has a beer opened by 9AM. Those are the kinds of people who make long weekends fun! When everyone is having a good time, it’s simply easier to connect with people. You don’t have to try as hard to make good conversation, because if you’re both in a good mood, the conversation will be great no matter what you talk about!
If you find yourself in Canada this weekend, use the long weekend to go out and have a good time. Connect with people and make memories that you can talk about later to hopefully build a relationship on. The more you enjoy yourself, the more you’ll enjoy other people, so take advantage of your three days off and start work towards something meaningful.