Most companies host a holiday party at the end of the year, whether it’s a large one in a rented event space, or a small one at the workplace itself. This is the time when a lot of your coworkers are getting ready to go on vacation, drinks are flowing freely and people are in a festive mood. It’s a sort of winter break like in high school, where you’d watch movies instead of doing work. Obviously, as an adult, you’re still expected to do your job but you may be thinking more about how to get to the airport than completing those spreadsheets that are due after the New Year. Here’s the thing: all of your coworkers, both female and male, are in the same state of mind most of the time. Chances are that there’s at least one hottie that works for the same company that you do, and the staff holiday party is the perfect opportunity to snag her.
Picking A Hookup
There are a few parameters you should keep in mind when considering who’s going to be a good hookup candidate. For example, not your boss. Let’s just get that out of the way right now. Think of your boss – hot or not – as your best friend’s ex-girlfriend. There, easy, right? Also, not immediate co-workers. If someone works one desk over, do not sleep with them. Take our advice on that one. Good possibilities are girls who work in other departments you don’t interact with or maybe those who are trainees. Stick to other employees who aren’t high up in the food chain. In addition to your boss, also avoid staff members that are your superior, and could possibly make your life a living hell if they want to.
Closing the Deal
You can approach a coworker at a party and make a small conversation easily. If she’s hot, you may have already had a rapport and you probably know her name. Give her attention, and let her know that you’re interested. Make some jokes, but don’t say anything too inflammatory or derogatory about the company. If she responds positively and her body language is open and relaxed, she’s probably into you. Talk to her for a while, and then offer to take her home. If she seems like she actually wants to go home, take heed. Otherwise, suggest a nightcap back at your place, and play naughty secretary.
Don’t Drink the Punch
No, really, don’t drink the punch if it’s alcoholic. Beware any libations at the holiday party, because you may regret who you go home with and make a fool of yourself. We know a few guys who have decided to get hammered during company festivities, and the outcomes were not good. On top of that, you don’t want to get so sloppy drunk that you make yourself look bad in every way possible. Trust us – getting drunk at the party will only earn you scorn, disciplinary action, and a formal complaint to Human Resources from the woman you decided to bother at the refreshment table. Keep it calm and you will most likely end up with an office hottie.