Tinder. Bumble. Plenty of Fish. hexlopo.top eHarmony. With what seems like a limitless number of dating apps and websites available, you would think that.
If you're only in town for a few weeks and you just want someone to do festive things with, write that in your bio. You never know when speaking your mind will land you a Tinder date who wants to go caroling with you or bring you a pizza in the middle of a blizzard.
The beauty of online dating is that you get to personalize your experience based on your wants and preferences. Let potential matches know exactly what you're looking for and why. Chances are they'll appreciate your unique conversation starter and want to get to know you better. Once you're pretty much convinced they're an actual person and not a bot or a serial killerask them if they'd like to meet you for a Santa-themed bar crawl or to go ice-skating.
If you come across someone with an interesting hobby — like the guy I recently matched with who likes wearing onesies in public — let them know you'd like to hear more about it and that you're looking to try something new.
Step out of your comfort zone to help yourself forget about how lonely you are.