The holidays are filled with love, happy feels and the general wanting to mash your face with someone else’s under the mistletoe. I get it. With classic lovey-dovey holiday movies like Love Actually and Holiday In Handcuffs (LOL), it’s almost impossible to want to be single during the holiday season. You just want someone to snuggle and drink hot cocoa with next to a fire!
This is the first year in a long time that I’ve been dating someone, which is exciting! I am super pumped to have a boo thang this year because I am obsessed with his whole being. But I still remember how awesome it is to be single during the holidays. Everyone acts like being coupled up is the be all end all of Christmas, but it’s not. Being single is great (just like being in a relationship is great) anytime of the year!
So if you’re single this holiday season, remember these things that are totally wonderful:
You Can Do Anything You Want
Want to watch Netflix and drink hot chocolate all day while wearing a onesie? Guess what? You can! You don't have to worry about doing anything with anyone because you're a single gal and can do whatever you want.
You Get To Spend More Time With Your Fam
Holidays are also all about family so this means you have more time to spend with yours. You can get some quality time with mom and dad, and maybe your siblings won't drive you completely up the wall. But even if they do, they're your family and you love them.
You Get To Hang Out With Your Girls
Usually during the holidays, friend time gets a little neglected. You now have ample time to hang out with your girlfriends, which is awesome! You can have a Secret Santa exchange among your friends or just all get together to watch Christmas movies.
You Can Kiss Some Babes Under The Mistletoe
If you're at a holiday party or happen to come across some mistletoe, you don't have to worry about the "Oh, I'm dating someone" spiel. You can kiss whatever babes you want because you are a single lady and you can do that!
You Don't Have To Stress Over Buying Presents
I was stressing for WEEKS over what to get my boyfriend for Christmas. If you're single, you don't have to worry about finding the perfect present for your partner. You can just stress about your family and friends and call it a day.
And You Can Spend That Money On Yourself Instead
You're not only saving stress, but you're saving money too. And you can use that money to buy an awesome present for your single self because you deserve it.
You Don't Have Obligations With Another Person's Family
Sometimes when you're in a relationship, you might have some holiday obligations with your partner's family. It can get exhausting to deal with someone else's family during the holidays, especially when you're already spending so much time with yours. You don't have to worry about that!
You Get All The Holiday Treats To Yourself
This is obviously the most important one. You have to share cookies and holiday treats with literally no one. NO ONE. You can make gingerbread cookies and keep all of them for yourself. Maybe Santa if he's lucky.
Are you single this holiday season? Are you excited about it? Tell us in the comments!