Since starting my blog, I've always been honest with my relationship status, with the exception of 'seeing' a couple of people or going on one or two awkward dates, I've been single for the duration. I'm not ashamed of that and despite the repeated question of 'have you found yourself a man?' which has been thrown at me almost daily since my return from university, I'm never embarrassed to say no, no one has swept me off my feet. And yet, at this time of year, something in the air changes. Instead of being delighted about being single and free, you realise you don't have someone to curl up and drink hot chocolate with. Rather than considering how we're technically saving time and money on one less person, we dwell on the lack of cuddles and snuggles. Let's face it, it's time for the 'winter warmer'.
Luckily, I am here to assist in the art of persuasion. You don't need a man or woman to keep you warm this Christmas. Besides myself (there's enough of me to go round, let's face it), there are loads of reasons why it's far better to be single at Christmas. I just think occasionally it's nice to have a reminder- and to persuade myself.
1) Other halves don't usually appreciate having Christmas CD's on repeat all day. And if they do, you marry them.
2) You don't have to go through the 'Meet the Fockers' series. No awkward handshakes, no small talk at the dinner table and no living up to their mothers expectations.
3) As pre mentioned, no money on them, means more money on you, yippee!
4) Every girl knows the months to shave your legs ends in October and starts in March. Come November, it's time to be au natural, but only if you're single- or your boyfriend doesn't mind. Anyway, no boyfriend in December means wrapping your legs up in tights and knowing you don't need to shave them unless you get your pins out at a Christmas party!
5) Christmas time is actually pretty opportune to meet the guy or gal of your dreams if you do choose to, simply because everyone is in a pit of emotional loneliness. Plus Christmas parties mean lots of mistletoe which means potential kissing. Excellent.
6) In reference to point 5, Christmas time is the perfect dating season. Fairy lights and ice skating and festive markets and (if you're lucky enough) snow. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
7) Piling on the pounds at Christmas? Who cares!
8) You don't need to pretend to love the present they got you, we know it's all about the thought, but, I don't really think maroon is quite my colour. In trouser form.
9) The christmas period won't revolve around an Xbox. Because undoubtedly they will be given a new game. And they'll simply have to play it. All day, every day.
10) You don't have to share the good chocolates in the Roses box. No bottom-of-the-box for you, you get the WHOLE box!
So there we are, a little list of why you don't need to be snuggling with a loved one this Christmas. Not to say I'd complain if Leonardo DiCaprio did happen to want me as his winter warmer...
I hope you're all having a wonderful Christmas build up, have a lovely weekend!
Ciao for Now!