Being single around the holidays is not a bad thing. You get to save a lot of money that you would have otherwise spent on your partner, and you don’t have to bicker about whose family to spend Christmas with. Of course, not being in a relationship around the holidays has many downsides too. Today, New Jersey Singles reviews the challenges singles in New Jersey face during this romantic and festive time of year.
1. Every relative will ask about your status.
You literally can’t go to a family event without being bombarded with questions about your single status. Even though you haven’t seen any of your family members since last Christmas, their only concerned is your love life. Why aren’t you dating? Why aren’t you married yet? Why can’t you find someone nice? Ugh! A few of them might even suggest a few people they have in mind for you. Really, there’s just no escaping.
2. Coworkers will hit on you at parties.
Even though all your coworkers know that it’s dangerous to date a colleague, that won’t stop them from hitting on your during the holiday parties. After all, when eggnog is flying and romance is in the air, it’s only natural for them to hit on you. And since everyone knows you’re single, well, you’re definitely going to get hit on—like it or not.
3. Awkwardness under the mistletoe with someone you don’t like.
If you get stuck under the mistletoe with a stranger, you’ll have to endure an unwanted peck on the cheek. If you get stuck underneath it with someone you like, you’ll spend the rest of the month wondering if they stood under it on purpose or if it was just an accident. Either way, it’s sheer awkwardness for you.
4. Movies will reinforce just how lonely you are.
Christmas is supposed to be about family, but for some reason every holiday movie out there has to do with love and happiness. You can’t escape them because they’re literally on every channel no matter how many times you flip through.
5. Your holiday cards will be inferior.
Holiday cards with pictures are adorable, but you don’t want to send your friends and family a Christmas card with a selfie of you alone when everyone else is sending their beautiful children and adorable newborns. So what do you do? Well, you go to the store and buy a premade card, or you send out a card with all your cats dressed in Christmas outfits. After all, they’re your babies, right?
6. You’ll spend too much money on yourself.
You don’t want to ask your parents or best friends for something expensive, which is why you’ll do your Christmas shopping for yourself. You tell yourself it’s okay because you’re spending money that would otherwise have been spent on a partner. But you’ll just end up wasting more money on things you don’t really need just because they’re on sale. When does the madness end?
7. You can’t escape happy couples.
If you want to go ice-skating, you won’t have anyone to hold your hand. If you want to go to the mall, you won’t have anyone to walk side-by-side as you do your shopping. You won’t be able to go anywhere without seeing happy couples holding hands, which is pretty much the worst reminder of your lonely single status.
8. You’ll be reminded of your ex.
There’s nothing worse than going through your stuff and finding ornaments your ex gave you last Christmas. When the holidays roll around, it’s hard not to remember all the times you shared together. If you’re newly single, you’ll be doing a lot of mourning this time of year.
9. You have no one to kiss when the ball drops on NYE.
Even if you go to a New Year’s Eve party, you won’t find anyone worthwhile to get a kiss from so quickly. There’s nothing more depressing than not having a partner to kiss when the ball drops and the new year begins.
10. Everyone is looking for something quick.
Everyone heads to the dating scene this time of year not to look for a real relationship but to find something quick. They want someone they can take to holiday parties and family get togethers—they just want a quick fix to beat the holiday blues and loneliness.
These are the top ten challenges singles in New Jersey face during the romantic holiday season. Do you have anything else you dread about spending the holidays alone? If so, share your thoughts with us on our Facebook.
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