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Wedding Season 2014: Should singles bring a date or go alone and mingle?

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Wedding season usually starts in mid April and lasts into October. If you are fortunate enough to have friends, relatives or even coworkers who are getting married, it's a great time in their lives and you should be happy for them.

If you find that you have a cluster of weddings to attend, and you don't have a significant other, you need to decide if you will attend with a date or on your own.

There's an old saying, don't bring sand to the beach. Which translates to don't bring a standby-date, when there may be an awesome opportunity to meet someone new.

According to a survey and study by dating website "WhatsYourPrice" found that "48 percent of women and 73 percent of men surveyed said they had hooked up with someone at a wedding."

Reportedly the guests getting the most action are "the members of the wedding party -- 29 percent of groomsmen/bridesmaids and 24 percent of maids of honor/best men said they've hooked up at a wedding."

Is there a tactful way to ask the bride if there will be a number of single people attending? Sure, she may know the exact number or can give you a ballpark guess.

If it feels awkward to go alone, go with a relative or a same-sex friend who is around your age. This arrangement works best if you both are single.

But remember it's the bride and groom's day, so be tactful, respectful, watch your alcohol intake and have a great time celebrating with the happy couple. Getting sloppy drunk and hitting on everyone is not cool.



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