Being single sucks. No doubt about it. But for most of the year, it’s somewhat bearable… for the most part. But then November 1st comes around and it’s officially the single girl’s least favorite time of year. The time that reminds us over, and over again just how single we are.
It all starts on Thanksgiving, which is probably the most bearable of the thread of holidays. Still, it’s not fun when the topic of conversation is your non- existent love life. From all of the corny “I’m so thankful for the love of my life” social media posts that just pop up all day long, to all the family questions wondering why you’re still single, it’s just a constant reminder of how alone you are and have been for way too long. I mean can’t we just stuff our faces in peace, without having to wonder if we’ll be single forever?!
And then as soon as you get through Thanksgiving, it is officially Christmas season. The sappiest, mushiest holiday there is. As exciting as Christmas time always is, sometimes I just can’t help but wonder how much more fun it would be with a loved one to snuggle up and watch Christmas movies with. Someone who I would have so much fun shopping for, and wrapping presents with. And of course, someone to kiss under the mistletoe, or take pictures in front of the tree with.
So you make it through Christmas, and right away have to get ready to feel lonely all over again, because now it’s New Year’s Eve and who the hell are you supposed to kiss at midnight? A few options, you can stick with your single friends and just celebrate the ball drop with them. Or, you just find a random single guy that will do the trick for the quick minute kiss. Both are fine, but having a boyfriend would definitely be better. And we can’t forget how many posts we see saying “new year, same guy.” Icing on the cake.
We get a decent amount of recovery time from that trio of holidays that pull at our single heartstrings until the worst one of all arrives. You know which one I’m gonna say, Valentine’s Day. I mean, who even came up with that idea, and were they even considering that not everyone would have someone to celebrate it with?! So inconsiderate. It just sucks. Everything about it sucks. The best way I’ve found to get through it is single girls Galentine’s Day. Bake a cake, watch movies, cry, laugh, whatever you have to do to make all your beautiful friends feel loved. Reminder each other that you’re not alone, and you will always be loved by someone.
Once you get through Valentine’s Day, things start looking up. St. Patrick’s Day definitely doesn’t require a loved one, and that’ll put you right back on track.
Single girls, stick together. You’ll get through this heart-aching holiday season!