You might be watching A Boyfriend for Christmas, drinking your eggnog in your gingerbread PJ’s on the couch, and thinking you want a boyfriend this holiday season. You want someone to cuddle with and kiss under the mistletoe. But listen, darling, there are many perks to being single during the holidays. For example, not having to worry about spending money or stressing about finding the perfect gift for someone special.
But how exactly do you enjoy being single around the holidays? Have no fear — here are 8 ways to celebrate your singlehood this Christmas:
1. Go out to holiday party with all your single friends.
This is a great option since you’re going out with friends and having a good time. You’ll meet new people and won’t be focused on romantic things.
2. Spend time with your family.
Rather than worry about a relationship, focus your energy on reconnecting with family you haven’t seen. If they ask about a S.O., you can proudly tell them you’re single.
3. Go on a couple of dates with a new guy or gal.
One of the best parts of being single is the ability to date whoever you want! So take advantage of that, and use it as a way to try out new restaurants you’ve had your eye on.
4. Buy gifts for yourself.
Who says gift giving can’t be a solo activity? Treat yourself to something nice this holiday season, and appreciate all that is great about you.
5. Have a sleepover with your girlfriends.
Sit around and drink a glass of eggnog while you binge on Christmas movies.
Going on an adventure creates new memories for you, and is an opportunity for learning and self-reflection. If you want to avoid reminders that you’re single, then go somewhere new and dive into the local culture.
7. Spend time with yourself.
Remember the stress of spending time with a boyfriend or girlfriend’s family? You don’t have to worry about that this year. Instead, focus on activities that are just for you.
8. Go to a holiday karaoke night.
Karaoke nights are always a good time — throw in a holiday theme and it’s just that much more fun. Singing and meeting new people is a fun way to enjoy the fact that you don’t have a boyfriend to keep updated on what you’re doing.
Ultimately, there are so many ways you can enjoy being single around the holidays. So just sit back, relax, drink eggnog, and enjoy the single life. I really hope this article helps you celebrate your singlehood during the most wonderful time of the year!