Ah, the holiday season is upon us once again. And I am single for another round of those heart-warming days and chilly nights. Sometimes it is hard to be alone when all you want to do is make two hot toddies, cuddle up with someone special under a big blanket and watch old Christmas movie classics.
Luckily those moments are few and far between for me. Most of the time I revel in my singleness. It’s actually a great time of year to meet new people and form new relationships- platonic or romantic. I get plenty of time to say yes to parties with my friends when I want to go, and I can always make up an excuse if I don’t want to go.
I also have plenty of time to show the people I love how much I care about them. My life can get pretty busy, I have a lot of commitments and I also spend a good deal of time alone, which is important to me. Sometimes things get busy and I might not see someone for a long time. If I add a new relationship on top of that, I am trying to spend time with someone new and trying to get to know them. I like having some flexibility in my schedule around the holidays to make sure I can see the people that mean the most to me. I want them to know they are still special and important.
It goes without saying that it can suck when only don’t have someone to buy you a nice piece of jewelry for Christmas, and it can be rough when you see all the other happy couples that are around. It would be really easy to make a list of what sucks about being single during the holidays. But I can also think of so many reasons that holiday singleness is awesome. So here is my list of why it rocks to be single during the holiday season:
- Infinite options of who to kiss under the mistletoe!
- No need to share your hot chocolate or marshmallows. They’re all miiiiiiine!
- Say yes to as many holiday parties as you want, no one else is trying to steal time with you! No one else has to approve of where you go!
- You can wear sparkly lip gloss without any complaints from a guy that it gets all over his lips.
- You can steal away for a day or a night on your own, to mellow out from the holiday stress.
- Spend it with your family, not his. No awkward moments of whether or not you need to get his family gifts.
- No awkward gift shopping for him, either!
- Shop for as long as you want!
- Wear those cozy pjs instead of chilly lingerie! And yes to footy pajamas, I don’t care how old you are!
- Doesn’t matter if you shave your legs or keep them fuzzy for extra warmth.
- Revision to the above celebration- unless you’re going to a holiday party and you feel like finding a hookup for the night. Cuz you can do that! You’re not the only single person at the holidays! Enjoy a fun fling!
- You can watch Lifetime and Hallmark Christmas movies until your heart bursts and eyeballs bleed. No judgement.
- You actually could spend time volunteering, like you’ve always wanted to at the holidays.
- You can get drunk on egg nog or eat all the holiday foods you like and you don’t have to worry about getting sexy later.
- Dress for warmth, not for sexiness. Sorry but sexy clothes are so damn thin, I’d rather bundle up in my turtleneck sweater and cords.
- Use that cash that would’ve been spent on his present and get yourself something you want but no man would ever buy.
- Hand holding while wearing gloves or mittens is uncomfortable and awkward. I’d rather have my hands warm.
- My mom can continue on with her life because I am continuing on with mine. I don’t know about you, but when I start dating someone I think my mom gets more wrapped up in the idea of potential weddings and future grandchildren than I do. If I’m not dating anyone, it’s not an issue and we can continue to ignore my decreasing fertility. HAPPY Holidays for everyone!
- No potential for pregnancy scares, so I can keep enjoying the Champagne all season long! Hell, all year long!
- No one is hogging the covers on a chilly night. No one is rubbing their freezing cold feet against me. I can set my thermostat however I like it, and no one will complain. I drink hot cocoa in bed and enjoy a cookie.
And that’s how I like it.
What do you love about being single during the holidays? Shout ’em out below and let’s celebrate singleness!