Being single can be unpleasant many times. Times when your married friends continually invite you out with their other married friends. Times when your only mail is a plus one wedding invite and the only person you can think to invite is your best friend (who immediately jumps at the open bar and free cake).
If that isn't enough, your Grandma reminds you every Thanksgiving that you're single by asking where your girlfriend is (even though she knows you are single). Admittedly you say you do not have a significant other in which she replies that she is getting old, wants grandkids and is worried you no longer like women.
Yes, while Grandma may be abrupt, that is no reason to get flustered. There is an abundance of reasoning to enjoy the holidays
sans boyfriend, girlfriend, husband or wife; especially in your twenties.
This is a time in your life where you are not tied down with a family or career yet. Thanksgiving weekend may be a perfect time to travel with a few friends and get away for a while. Especially for those who are urban city transplants--airfare can be a bust--so why not grab a few pals and escape from the city for the four day weekend?
Pity party for one as you watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
alone in your Snoopy pajamas is no way to act. Blow off your family this year. They will get over it. Invite all your friends over and have everyone contribute something. After all, you hate it when your aunt’s husband Jim—Jimbo as he likes to be called--hits on you inappropriately every year. So why not crack open some wine and have a new tradition with people who won’t be featured on Megan’s Law
Holiday parties are the perfect escape for singles. With eggnog, mistletoe and singing dreidle dreidle dreidle
, it’s like a single person’s paradise. You may even walk away with more than a second cousin or co-worker on your arm: a ridiculous white elephant gift like a Chia Pet. What’s not to love?
You don't have to buy an extra gift. You’re free from standing at the jewelry counter scratching your head and not knowing her ring size. No longer do you have to walk back and forth in the video game department at Best Buy wondering which games he already has. Take that money and buy yourself something nice
This is the perfect time to grab a group of friends and use the holiday season to do cheesy things like heading out to some bars for eggnog and singing cheesy holiday karaoke (try Sunset Lounge
, karaoke Thursday-Saturday and free pool and darts Monday nights). Of course, you may want to drink something else first until you are buzzed enough to actually sip that. Your man or woman wouldn’t let you out of the house until 2 a.m. the night before Christmas Eve. They want you cuddling with them in footy pajamas
watching It's A Wonderful Life.
If you are really looking for fun
, local stations like KROQ
always throw Holiday concerts
and what not. Being single means you will be in a room full of people who share your love for Dave Grohl singing Everlong. Okay, maybe that is sappy so grab a friend to go with you and park yourselves next to two ladies who want Dave Grohls of their own: Instant date night free of commitment.
The holidays don't have to be so frosty. Enjoy your twenties. Because in your thirties, you have lists of gifts for nieces, nephews, godchildren, neighbors, dentists and Grandma really will be ticked off if you're still single.