Yes, there's something sweet and comforting about being coupled up during the holiday, a.k.a "cuffing season." Who doesn't want to kiss right under the mistletoe or snuggle indoors for a Netflix and chill session? We get it. But being single during the holidays doesn't have to suck. So don't torture yourself by sitting at home alone watching, Love Actually for the fifth time this month. Let go of those feels and realize that there are actually a lot of benefits to being single during this season.
For starters, the holidays are NOT just about romance. It's about family, friends, and you know — the food! And while we recognize our own relatives can make hanging solo even harder by constantly shifting the conversation around your single status or trying to set you up with Fulanito, trust us when we say you might actually be way better off alone this time. Don't believe us? Here are a few reasons why riding solo during the spirited festivities is secretly the best thing ever!
No stressing over a gift
If there's one reason to enjoy being single during the holidays is knowing you don't have to get a significant other a gift. One less thing to buy or stress over this year. Oh and you don't have to get anything for their family either. Cheers to that!
No stupid questions
we take that back. You'll probably be asked a million times if you're seeing
someone and why you're not seeing someone. But at least you don't have to deal
with the dreaded 'When are you getting married?' or "When are you having a baby" questions.
Those are just the worst.
No having to suck up to his family
What's worse than having to get a significant other's entire family gifts? Putting up with his crazy, overbearing mother. But you no longer have that problem, do you?
You're a single lady
Meaning, you can mingle with whoever you want and please. Get it girl!
No one actually makes out under mistletoe
The concept is cute, but have you ever actually seen someone do this?
You can enjoy your family all to yourself
No splitting time between his and your family. It's just you and your peeps and you can be as weird as you want.
More time for your girlfriends
Not having a bae during the holidays means more time to celebrate with your girl squad.
Exciting to know someone new will come next year
New year, new you and eventually a new love too.
You don't have to spend money on a ton of outfits
Think of all the money you're saving not having to get an outfit for every work or family holiday party you'd have to attend if you were attached. No one to impress but yourself. So wear whatever you have or want!
You can treat yourself
Use the money you would have otherwise spent on a gift for a significant other and spend it treating yourself to a spa day.
You have time to watch Netflix
Now you can dive into the Netflix rabbit hole whenever you want.
Just don't watch Love Actually
Do yourself a favor and don't watch, Love Actually this holiday season. Don't say we didn't warn you.