Alex Erikson is a freelance writer and former Next Magazine editor-in-chief who holds Bachelors Degrees in English and German Literature from the University of Michigan. His work has also appeared in Paper Magazine, Interview Magazine, and Garden Design. @alexanderikson

'Tis the season...the time when indulgence and loneliness tend to kick into high gear. Why not make a Fitbit activity tracker your date—or "holidate"—this season and kill two birds with one stone?