The 10 best things about being single this Christmas

When every relative you know feels the need to ask you if you’ve met ‘anyone special’ or a ‘nice boy’ at uni over Christmas dinner, being single can feel like […]

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When every relative you know feels the need to ask you if you’ve met ‘anyone special’ or a ‘nice boy’ at uni over Christmas dinner, being single can feel like the worst thing in the world. Especially when there’s no one to spoon in bed and it’s really, really cold.

 

But there are good things about being single at Christmas, and here are some of the best.

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Who needs a partner at Christmas when you’ve got Santa?

1) Not having the dreaded present buying session, always a painful experience. I still have the emotional scars (not to mention the constant football shirt related emails) from last year.

2) Not having to revive your GCSE drama skills when receiving an unsavoury present from the boyfriend. Yes, it’s the thought that counts, but sometimes you wonder if your other half knows you at all.

3) New Years Eve: A much more interesting evening when your midnight kiss is a mystery.

4) Not having to shave your legs till… May? Need I say more?

 

5) Evenings snuggled up watching Love Actually with the other half are replaced by crazy, drunken nights out with your mates. Possibly (probably) involving Sambucca.

6) You get to avoid the scary future in-laws. There is nothing more frightening then being faced with the prospect of small talk with your other half’s parents over a roast dinner.

7) Rather than being like something out of a rom-com and kissing in the snow, you can make snowballs, facepalm the snow, build a snowman.

Credit: Sam Hurst

Credit: Sam Hurst

8) No cringy, matching Christmas jumpers. No one needs to see that many reindeer.

 

9) Being secure in the knowledge that if you happen to bump into Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt or the hot guy from your seminar under the mistletoe, you can go for it totally guilt free.

10) Mariah Carey’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ becomes just another Christmas song, rather than something you drunkenly devote to your boyfriend at a karaoke night.

So this Christmas, put down the wine and pyjamas, Bridget Jones style, and embrace a very single Christmas all for you, with no drunken Mariah Carey moments.