Some people think being single during the holidays is depressing. Many may feel lonely or left out because they don’t have a significant other at their side.
Well I am here to tell you that just because you are single does not mean you are at a disadvantage. In fact, you have the advantage of being unattached during the holidays. I’ve listed my top 5 advantages below.
Number 5. No pressure from anyone to become engaged.
You don’t have to search for the perfect engagement ring and pay all that money for it. Gone is the stress of popping the question in front of the whole family praying she doesn’t say no. And ladies, there is no pressure to say yes to said engagement ring if you are asked in front of the whole family. Guys you can spend those funds on something else and ladies, if you are not ready for the ring, don’t have to worry about how to turn him down without messing up his ego.
Number 4. No stress about whose family’s home to spend the holidays with.
And no pressure in turning down your boyfriend/girlfriend’s invitation to their family’s house. You have the freedom to hang with your own family or with just friends if you want. Imagine having the freedom of going from house to house at your leisure with no obligation to mingle with people you may not like.
Number 3. You have the option of meeting new people that can become potential dates.
That is if you want to date. You don’t have to worry about your boyfriend/girlfriend bumping into an unhappy ex and possibly causing a scene. Therefore you don’t have to worry about that scene being recorded and shared thousands of times on social media.
Number 2. You can go out of town at a moment’s notice with your friends.
You don’t have to feel obligated to bring anyone or explain why you want to go by yourself. You can just get in the car or jump on a plane and go!
Drumroll…The number 1 advantage of being single during the holidays is…
Number 1. You save money!
You don’t have to buy extra gifts. Think of the money you will save because you don’t have to buy gifts for your significant other’s parents, siblings, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, nephews, or play cousins!
So to all you singles out there, do not feel down because you are single during the holidays. Take this opportunity to shop for yourself, pamper yourself and enjoy yourself.
Don’t go around singing that song that asks what do the lonely do at Christmas because single does not mean lonely. Embrace your singleness now because next year you may be shopping for a very extended family!
BMWK what are other advantages of being single during the holidays?