The Worst Things About Being Single At Christmas

Generally speaking, there are more advantages than disadvantages to being single. You get to do whatever you want whenever you want, you never have to share your bed with anyone, and you can flirt to your heart’s content—and that’s just for starters. However, it does kinda suck around the holidays for these reasons…

There’s no one to binge watch Home Alone and The Holiday with. I mean, yeah, you’ll watch them on your own anyway, but it would be nice to have someone to send to the kitchen for some hot chocolate and then discuss just how unrealistic the plots to these movies are even though you love them.

There’s no one to cuddle on the couch with when it’s freezing outside. You could do this while you were binge-watching the aforementioned Christmas movies, which would only make them ten times better. Plus, when it’s freezing outside, there’s nothing better than another person’s body heat to keep you all cozy.

Your family will NOT stop asking you when you’re going to get a boyfriend. You would think that this cliche would have died out by now, but no, every year they ask. It’s not like you’re depressed about the fact that you’re not in a relationship, but the constant reminders are a little bit obnoxious. Why do they care so much?!

You have no excuse to dip out early from family Christmas celebrations. When you have a partner, you can always tell your fam that you have to hit the road to go to your S.O.’s side and there’s nothing they can say about it because it’s only fair to split your time. When it’s just you, there’s no escape, which kinda sucks after a while.

A couple of romantic Christmas gifts would be nice… Obviously you don’t want a partner just to get gifts, but what woman’s heart wouldn’t melt to get a thoughtful present from the person she loves? You’re independent and self-sufficient and can (and do!) totally buy yourself stuff, but it’d be nice to be surprised by someone else for once.

Everyone feels bad for you because you’re single at Christmas. The pity-filled looks that come your way when people find out you’re still single over the holidays is THE WORST. You can seem thrilled about it and even mention that you prefer it that way, but you’ll still get endless condolences. Nobody’s died, people. Tone it down.

There’s no one to go with you to that stupid Christmas party at work. You like your co-workers and all, but spending an entire evening with Sue from accounting as she gets drunk and sloppy and starts telling you her life story? Ugh, no thanks. If you were in a relationship, you’d have someone there to take the edge off the whole affair, not to mention an excuse to head out when you’re over it.

You feel like you’ve wasted another year of your life. I mean, that sounds really dramatic and you know in a way it is. Still, you realize another year is gone and you’re no closer to finding “The One” than you were this time last year. It sucks, but you’re not going to give up. After all, a new year is just around the corner, and this one is going to be yours to own, single or taken.

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