There's no easier time to snag a cutie than during the always-romantic holiday season. Chances are your social agenda will spike, so say "yes" to every invite you get, and once you're there, try these tricks.

Use some pick-up lines.
As in: the bathroom and bar lines. These are the areas with the highest traffic, so roving there keeps you in the path of the most guys possible. Need an entrée for chit-chat? Ask him which hors d'oeuvres he recommends. At an open bar, playfully ask a cutie at the bar if you can buy him a drink.

Dress for the occasion.

Skip the Bridget Jones ugly sweater, but do wear something holiday-ish, like candy-cane striped tights or elf earrings. It makes you look unabashedly in the spirit (read: fun), and you can use it as a conversation starter (i.e., "I promised my Aunt Doris that I would wear this at least once ..."). Or look for the guy in the room wearing a holiday tie and try this in reverse ("So which relative gave you that?").

Cutting Edge Gifts for Guys

    For the X-gamer who always wants to be connected: G. Cell Bluetooth ski gloves $495, Swany Gloves.

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    For the man of mystery: Encrypted USB pocket safe $69.50, Frontgate.

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    For the man who's obsessed with a clean shaven face: Braun Series 7 electric shaver $289, Braun.

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    For the guy who likes his martini shaken not stirred: Elit Magnum martini case
    $200, Solichnaya.

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    For the rough rider: Les Ateliers Ruby helmet $879, Les Ateliers Ruby.

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    For the fashion-conscious man that likes to be on time: White Gulliver watch Cufflinks $247, Tateossian.

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    For the wine connoisseur: eSommelier Wine Inventory System $7,999, Frontgate.

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    For the Monday Night Football fan: SportsCast wireless football scoreboard $49.95, Brookstone.

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    For the guy who always wanted to be a Beatle: Limited edition Collector's Box: Beatles' video iPod set $795, Bloomingdales.

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    For the man who's always late: Master Piece Horizontal Chronograph watch $651, Paul Smith.

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Grab extra appetizers.
You see a tray of smoked salmon apps and a cute guy. Grab two of the apps as bait and reel in the guy with the lure of food. Simply say, "I accidentally got an extra one of these, would you like to share?"

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for four more ways to pick up a guy at a party -- including the one Facebook question you must ask.