Lavalife Claims Halloween as the Singles Holiday
<p><location>TORONTO</location>, <chron>Oct. 6</chron> /CNW/ -- Those who think <chron>Halloween</chron> is for toddlers and 'tweens should think again. Lavalife, the leader in the singles industry for over 20 years, hereby proclaims <chron>Halloween</chron> as the ultimate event for singles.</p>
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<p>Set against an evening when partying is encouraged, lore is abundant and costumes are de rigueur -- and this year, conveniently falling on a Saturday night -- <chron>Halloween</chron> is ideal for singles seeking a handy excuse to show some skin and fete a cool autumn night with a hot 'n' spooky soiree.</p>
<p>To kick off the sweet and sultry celebration, Lavalife has partnered with Celebrity Stylist Colin Megaro to offer this season's hottest <chron>Halloween</chron> costumes for singles. All dressed up with no place to go? <person>Kim Hughes</person>, Lavalife's Singles and Dating Expert, offers can't-miss tips for throwing a sizzling singles mixer at home.</p>
Best Dressed for Halloween
<p>Distinguished stylist Megaro, known for dressing the likes of Emmy winner <person>Michael Emerson</person>, reality TV stars <person>Brooke Hogan</person> and <person>Shayne Lamas</person>, <person>Oscar Nunez</person> and more, offers awesome costumes ideas for single women and men. All of which you can probably piece together using items already in your closet.</p>
For the Women...
-- Grecian Goddess (classic and sexy with just a flash of skin)...Break
out your gold bangle bracelets or pick up a two gold cuffs in the $5
bin at the jewellery shop in the mall. Put on the fabulous white dress
you bought for summer or spring. Add gladiator sandals. Go the extra
mile and have your hair done up in an Oscar worthy bold up-do.
-- Librarian (what guy hasn't fantasized about this?)...Take a tailored
white blouse, add pencil skirt, pearl necklace and knockout stilettos.
Stop by the dollar store and pick up a pair of sexy reading glasses.
Pop the collar up on the blouse and open a few buttons on the shirt to
show a peak of skin.
-- Superhero (dress up as your favourite character)...Put on a one-piece
bathing suit, add this season's over-the-knee boots (if you don't
already have them, buy them as they are a showstopper for fall and
winter), add two gold or silver cuff bracelets. Stop by the costume
store for an inexpensive cape.
-- Police Officer (cuff him after you get to know him)...Rock your navy
short-shorts, short sleeve or long sleeve blue button-down, pop your
collar up and unbutton a few buttons on your shirt. Stop by the
store for a belt, badge, handcuffs and nightstick. Don't forget to
bring a ticket pad to write down your phone number.
For the Men...
-- Cowboy (nothing says sexy like a rodeo king)...Sport a plaid
button-down shirt, tight jeans and cowboy boots. Stop by the costume
store for a cowboy hat and if you are feeling extra wild, pick up a
-- Spartan (every lady wants to be rescued by a warrior but do make sure
you have the body to sport this look)...This is a costume you have to
buy but is always a win with the ladies.
-- Doctor (the only time the pick-up line, "Want to play doctor" may
work)...Dark pants, dress shoes, t-shirt that says "Trust me, I am a
doctor," then hit the costume store for a lab coat and a toy
stethoscope to seal the deal.
-- Lifeguard (for the kind of guy who wishes he could just walk around
naked all the time)...Orange board shorts, sun block so you smell like
coconuts, whistle, and floatation device. Golden tan and rock hard
<p>How to throw a sizzling singles <chron>Halloween</chron> party: Lavalife's Singles and Dating Expert <person>Kim Hughes</person> offers <chron>Halloween</chron> Party tips for a memorable moonlit bash.</p>
-- Assemble a guest list of singles only (no couples) and suggest that
everyone bring another single as a "date" to broaden the pool of
-- Make costumes mandatory but consider setting a theme to guide the
clueless. For example, "movie villains," "superheroes," "favourite
edibles" or "dead celebrities" offer lots of variations (both real and
surreal) and ensure everyone has a handy conversational ice-breaker
-- Decorate lavishly to set the mood. Luckily, with abundant dollar
in most major cities, lavish doesn't have to mean expensive. You
be able to kit out your crib with paper spiders and cotton cobwebs,
festive paper plates and napkins, candles, party favours and the like
for under $20. Toss in a DVD of Friday the 13th or The Exorcist for
ambient lighting. Creating the right atmosphere will help guests slip
into character which means...
-- ...tensions will ease and flirting will come easier. Make sure
in attendance arrives with (or quickly achieves) a playful and open
mind. You might even consider encouraging or mandating that everyone
wears masks for the first hour so guests must rely on non-visual cues
such as body language, chit-chat and humour for signs of attraction
-- Encourage guests to contribute food or drinks to keep costs down and
engage everyone while adding variety to the spread. Plus, if the Joker
happens to love the artichoke dip Wonder Woman brought to the party...
<p>However you choose to embellish and host your <chron>Halloween</chron> party, remember that the objective is having fun and networking. Even if <person>Mr. Right</person> doesn't show up, his first cousin or racquetball partner might. And he'll be blabbing for months to come about this awesome chick dressed as Marilyn who threw a killer bash where everyone had an amazing time.</p>
<p>Lavalife is ranked the #1 website for online dating in <location>Canada</location> and is ranked among the top 10 worldwide dating sites. A leading provider of products and services designed for singles, Lavalife connects, engages and entertains through a variety of web, voice and mobile offerings. Founded in 1987, Lavalife Corp. markets its products and services across the <location>United States</location>, <location>Canada</location> and <location>Australia</location>. Lavalife's open-minded approach to online dating allows singles to choose how they want to "click" by offering three unique and distinctive services in personals: dating, relationships and intimate encounters. Lavalife has attracted millions of unique members who exchange 1.3 million messages every day. For more information, visit <a href="http://www.lavalife.com">http://www.lavalife.com</a>.</p>
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