The Best Things About Being Single At Christmas

The Best Things About Being Single At Christmas iStock/martin-dm

While a lot of single women get depressed about rolling solo through another Christmas period, you know that’s a waste of time and totally unnecessary. In fact, you love the holidays as a single woman—and why wouldn’t you when you can enjoy all these things?

  1. You can buy all the presents for yourself. Hello, what’s not to love here? Sure, you spoil your family members and your close friends with great gifts, but instead of having to spend loads of money on spoiling your significant other with presents, you can spend all that cash on yourself. Whether it’s buying loads of books, that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing for the past few months, or just your weight in chocolate, guess what—you can!
  2. You don’t have to pretend to like the presents your non-existent partner gets you. Sure, if you were in a good relationship with someone who really took the time to get to know you, you’d probably love anything they gave you because it was bought with love and really thoughtful. However, we’ve all been in crappy situations where you’re given something TOTALLY off-base that you’d never want in a million years… but you still have to pretend it’s great. Thankfully, that’s not an issue for you.
  3. You don’t have to spend time dealing with anyone else’s awkward family members. SCORE. It’s bad enough that you have to deal with your own obnoxious Aunt Edna and your prying parents—why would you want to put up with it twice with people you aren’t even related to? Ah, the joys of being single.
  4. Gaining 10 lbs from all the Christmas feasting is NBD. Obviously if you’re dating someone who would judge you for needing elastic-waisted pants on Christmas, you’re with the wrong person. Still, it can be stressful to feel like you need to watch what you eat over the holidays just in case your partner notices or even remarks on your weight gain. Thankfully when you’re single, you can feast to your heart’s content. What’s not to love?
  5. You can stay in and watch Christmas movies instead of having to be social. Sure, you shouldn’t become a total recluse, but when the weather is cold and crappy and your house is so warm and there’s good stuff on Netflix, it’s so much more inviting to stay in. If you were in a relationship, you’d likely be forced out of the house to go and be social and celebrate. Since you’re on your own, you can stay in your PJs all day and relax to the max.
  6. You won’t become one of those eye roll-worthy Instagram couples with their dumb Christmas photo shoots. Yeah, it’s cute to take pics with your partner over the holidays, but it can also get a little obnoxious to see all the fake AF couples posing on Instagram like they’re not as stressed out and tired as the rest of us. That’s great that they’re so in love and can use the Snapchat reindeer filter together but it is kind of obnoxious from an outsider’s perspective. Thank God you’re not one of them, right?
  7. New Year’s Eve is all about celebrating with your girls. Who needs to kiss someone at midnight? (And hey, who’s to say you won’t anyway? Doesn’t have to be someone you’re dating.) This New Year’s Eve, you’ll be out partying with your BFFs who are always there for you through thick and thin and always will be. Being single doesn’t have to suck—in fact, it’s kind of the best.
Bolde has been a source of dating and relationship advice for single women around the world since 2014. We combine scientific data, experiential wisdom, and personal anecdotes to provide help and encouragement to those frustrated by the journey to find love. Follow us on Instagram @bolde_media or on Facebook @BoldeMedia