There are many perks to being single during the holidays

You might be watching Hallmark re-runs, drinking wine in your festive PJ’s on the couch, and thinking that all you actually want for Christmas is a boyfriend; someone to cuddle and kiss under the mistletoe.

But listen, darling, there are many perks to being single during the holidays. For example, not having to worry about spending money or stressing about finding the perfect gift for someone special.

But how exactly do you enjoy being single around the holidays? Have no fear – here are eight ways to celebrate your singlehood this Christmas:

1. Go out to holiday party with all your single friends

This is a great option since you’re going out with friends and having a good time. You’ll meet new people and won’t be focused on romantic things.

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2. Spend time with your family

Rather than worry about a relationship, focus your energy on reconnecting with family you haven’t seen. If they ask about a S.O., you can proudly tell them you’re single.

3. Go on a couple of dates with a new guy or gal

One of the best parts of being single is the ability to date whoever you want! So take advantage of that, and use it as a way to try out new restaurants you’ve had your eye on.

Rather than worry about a relationship, focus your energy on reconnecting with family you haven’t seen

4. Buy gifts for yourself

Who says gift giving can’t be a solo activity? Treat yourself to something nice this holiday season, and appreciate all that is great about you.

5. Have a sleepover with your girlfriends

Sit around and drink a glass of wine while you binge on Christmas movies.

6. Travel

Going on an adventure creates new memories for you, and is an opportunity for learning and self-reflection. If you want to avoid reminders that you’re single, then go somewhere new and dive into the local culture.

7. Spend time with yourself

Remember the stress of spending time with a boyfriend or girlfriend’s family? You don’t have to worry about that this year. Instead, focus on activities that are just for you.

8. Go to a holiday karaoke night

Karaoke nights are always a good time – throw in a holiday theme and it’s just that much more fun. Singing and meeting new people is a fun way to enjoy the fact that you don’t have a boyfriend to keep updated on what you’re doing.

Ultimately, there are so many ways you can enjoy being single around the holidays. So just sit back, relax, drink wine, and enjoy the single life.