Being Single At Christmas

I don’t really get why so many people stress about being single at Christmas. I guess you could also throw Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve into the mix. Some people really seem to be bothered by it.

In the past I’ve written about being single at 30 which is an age most people have in their minds as when they want to be married or have a child by. I imagine if you don’t like being single, the onslaught of engagements around Christmas probably don’t make you feel any better. We are always led to believe that at this time of year you should be out doing things with someone special like you see in all those Christmas movies. The reality is probably a little more Bridget Jones in a Christmas jumper.

Personally I don’t see what all the fuss is about. There are so many advantages to being single at this time of year.

Single At Christmas

No fighting over where to spend the day

For some couples deciding where to spend Christmas is a nightmare. Do you spend the holiday with one sides family one year and then alternate? Do you do Christmas Day with one and Boxing Day with the other?

Spending Christmas Day with your own family is enough and being single means no having to sit politely in front of your in-laws making conversation about the weather.

It’s cheaper

Just think how much money being single is saving you. You now have all this spare cash to spend on yourself. Is that a new handbag calling me?

You don’t have to worry about putting on weight

I’m guilty of eating anything that isn’t nailed down anyway, but over Christmas we all indulge a little more than normal. It doesn’t matter if I eat all the (mince) pies because no one is going to notice if I get a bit chubbier.

You can spend NYE with your friends

You don’t have to decide between your friends or his or whether you spend NYE apart. The world is your oyster. Go out to a party, spend it at a friends or stay at home crying into your Prosecco.

No awkward questions

There’s nothing worse than seeing family with your other half and being subjected to questions asking when you’re getting married. It’s even worse if the two of you have only been together 30 seconds or have never even discussed marriage. I know single people get questions from family asking when they’re going to meet someone so they don’t get away from it completely. I’m lucky that my family don’t interfere like that, or maybe they daren’t ask. They probably think I’m a lost cause.

I feel like I should put a little disclaimer that this post is tongue in cheek in places. However, I do stand by my point that there is nothing wrong with being single at Christmas. It really isn’t a big deal. Are you single? Are you dreading the festive period because of it?


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