But it's the holidays. So she decides to wait until the middle of January because, a) she doesn't want to cast you into a bottomless pit of depression during the holidays; b) she doesn't want to fall into that same abyss of despair; c) she needed someone to go out with on New Year's Eve.
The article also provides tips so that you can recover successfully. This my favorite:
* I resolve to update my wardrobe. Buy one quality piece of lothing a month, not including undies and socks. And no, that doesn't include a new pair of Nike Air Max II basketball shoes.