16 Reasons Why Being Single During The Holidays Sucks (And 2 Reasons Why It’s Awesome)


  1. Who are you supposed to walk around with, mitt-in-mitt, holding specialty coffees and admiring the pretty lights?
  2. What the hell are you supposed to do about mistletoe?
  3. Having to explain to your relatives why exactly it is you’re still single. Because, Grandma. JUST BECAUSE!
  4. Having to listen to your relative’s suggestions for potential partners and feign interest. Yes, your neighbor’s sister’s son does sound nice, but no, I don’t think we’ll date.
  5. There’s nobody to cuddle up and watch Love Actually with.
  6. There’s nobody to cuddle up and watch The Grinch with.
  7. There’s nobody to cuddle up and watch It’s A Wonderful Life with.
  8. There’s less of a chance that you’ll be invited to multiple holiday dinners. Your family may have one or two, but you’re missing out on a potential handful of Christmas feasts.
  9. Everyone around you is being insufferably adorable and in love.
  10. Everyone on all of your social media feeds is being insufferably adorable and in love.
  11. You have no co-star in any possible cute holiday-themed photos, unless you count your pet — which, let’s be honest, you probably do.
  12. You’ll get gifts, sure, but they won’t be romantic testaments to just how well someone knows you.
  13. You’ll be rocking your office Christmas party solo (and drinking solo, and dancing solo… you see where this is going).
  14. Why does every Christmas commercial have to be about engagement rings?
  15. Making a snowman or snow angels by yourself would just look sad.
  16. Love songs are in your face all day, every day. “All I Want For Christmas Is… for you to shut up.”

Starting to feel down? About to get your pity party on, Scrooge-style? Remember, there are two undebatable reasons why being single during the holidays is awesome:

  1. 1. More rum and eggnog for you.
  2. 2. It’s better than being with a douchebag.