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A Lonely Holiday: 3 Reasons People Hate Being Single For the Holidays

The holidays are generally supposed to be a happy time full of love and laughter, but it's not always like that for anyone. While many people are just fine being single on the holidays (they're happy about it, actually!), others feel totally depressed about being alone this time of year. Just know that if you're feeling down and out about being single for the holidays, you aren't alone in your…well, loneliness. There are many other single people out there who are hiding their holiday misery. To see how they feel about this time of year, check out these three main reasons people hate being single for the holidays:

1. Their Family Bothers Them About It

Family is by far the most bothersome thing about being single for the holidays. When you show up to Christmas dinner all by yourself, you're greeted with a million questions from nosey family members. You're not seeing anyone? Whatever happened to that nice girl/guy you used to date? Are you putting yourself out there enough? You're not getting any younger, you know? We've honestly heard them all and every single one of them makes us roll our eyes. Why can't family members just mind their own business?!

2. It's Lonely

Sure, the holidays are supposed to be all about coming together and spending time with loved ones, but for single people the holidays are just a major reminder that their all alone. You go to parties and see friends or co-workers with their partners. You get Christmas cards with lovely pictures of your family members with their spouses and children. You go shopping and see all the gifts that people are buying for their boyfriend or girlfriend. All of this is just a constant, never-ending slap in in the face when you're single for the holidays.

3. The Holidays Are a Timestamp

Something we don't always think of is that the holidays signify the end of the year. As soon as Christmas is over, we prep ourselves for New Years and we begin reflecting on all the good and bad things from the last year. For people who are single on the holidays, this can be a painful reminder of failed relationships. It can also be a measure of just how long they've been single. This realization can either be inspiring or depressing…for many it's depressing.

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Tis the Season For Independence: 3 Reasons It’s Great To Be Single During the Holidays

It's common knowledge that society tends to act like being single is the worst thing in the world. This is especially true during the holidays! It's as if being single during the holidays is the worst thing that could happen to a person. We're here to tell you that being single during the holidays is not absolutely awful. In fact, being single this time of year actually has it's perks! Check out three reasons it's great to be single during the holidays:

1. You Save A Lot Of Money

Let's be real: relationships are expensive, especially during the holidays! When you're dating someone you're expected to get them gifts for the holidays – nice gifts. Being single during the holidays means you're not expected to get a boyfriend or girlfriend some pricey present to show them how much you care. You can save that money or you could even put it towards getting something extra for a family member or friend!

2. You Only Need To Attend Your Own Family Get-Togethers

We know that family is the most important thing during the holidays and that spending time with family should be cherished. With that said, it's not always easy to spend so much time with family. The family get-togethers that happen on the holidays can be exhausting and stressful. Now imagine you're dating someone and their family is having a holiday get-together. That means that you need to go to two entirely separate family gatherings. Sounds like a nightmare to us! Being single during the holidays means you only have to worry about dealing with your own annoying family.

3. Holiday Parties Are Great Places To Meet People!

Whether it be a work Christmas party or a friend's New Years Eve party, it's super-easy to meet new people at holiday parties! Dating someone during the holidays means that you're tied down. Being on your own means you're single and ready to mingle! You can take full advantage of all the interesting and attractive people you're going to meet at these holiday parties…but only if you're single!

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