Is “Mistletoe Syndrome” A Real Thing?by Chiara Atik on December 29, 2010
Natalie Portman, Reese Witherspoon, LeeAnn Rimes and even Hugh Hefner: These are just a few of the celebrities who have gotten engaged in the past few weeks. Coincidence? Some celebrity watchers are saying “Mistletoe Syndrome” is to blame.
This newly-coined term refers to the influx of nostalgia, sentimentality, and romance during the holidays. In the past few years, movies like Love Actually have helped turn Christmas into the most romantic time of year. At HowAboutWe, we couldn’t help but notice a chance in tone in the dates being proposed on site: Casual bar meetups are for summer and fall, but something about the holidays calls for whimsical, magical dates of ice skating and strolling and sitting by the fire.
It’s also a time of family and traditions, so the impulse to maybe take steps towards starting one of your own is understandable. Unfortunately, according to matchmaker Amy Laurent, this romantic goodwill wears out by the time Valentine’s Day comes along.
What do you guys thing? Is Mistletoe Syndrome a real thing?