Being single can sometimes have its downsides. The lonely nights with no warm body to cuddle.
Ermmm… that’s pretty much the only thing I can think of, alternative heating, because being single is awesome.
If you don’t believe me, maybe because you’re currently on an internet dating site, this is just my opinion. We all know how hard the holidays can be if you’re single, but remember that being single doesn’t mean you’re alone.
And anyway, think about it; if you’re single…
You don’t have to separate your time; this sort of thing can become a huge deal over the holidays. You don’t have time to go to all these awesome parties specially for awesome people WITHOUT a boyfriend; why should you have to ‘stay in and watch a dvd’, maybe missing one of *those* nights that everyone talks about for ages, simply because compromising yourself is for some reason a part of relationships. Be single if you want to be, go to parties, feel free to go home with someone (if they’re decent), just make sure they don’t become a sofa dweller; it looks so comfy but it comes with a lot of strings attached.
You have to deal with an extra set of family. This is a biggy, another set of embarrassing parents, another set of restricting rules, another set of annoying siblings. That triadic list may well be aimed more towards the younger readers of this blog but we all know that as you get older you not only have to put up with them; you have to cook for them.
Gifts. You already know what I’m going to say; buying gifts for people you’re involved with is a frigging minefield and basically just a horrible test on how well you know your other half. What if they don’t like it? What do they even like? Does my gift reflect the time we’ve been together? Or the seriousness of our relationship? What if they get me something better? What if they’ve got me more than one gift? Should I get them more? Should I just dump them before Christmas? Yes. Yes you should.
Christmas Eve was the first anniversary of me being single. Yeah I’m that girl. Justifying being single because, to be honest, I can’t really remember life any other way. You’d think it would be a grass-greener situation but it just isn’t. I have seen and experienced what the wrong relationships can do to people; sometimes, no matter how hard it seems at the time, being single is the better option for YOU.