Discover 10 Things Dallas Singles Love About the Holidays
Here we are—mid-December and all of its chaos. Ah, yes, it’s time for shopping, decorating, baking, and getting into the festive holiday spirit. The holiday season is one of the most frantic and stressful times of the year.
If you’re like many Dallas singles, you’re dreading the holiday season and all the romance it brings. In fact, you’re probably wishing you had a boyfriend or girlfriend to cozy up with this magical time of year. But did you know that being single around the holidays is less stressful? Before you bum yourself out about flying solo for the holidays, check out the reasons singles have it a lot easier during the frantic time of year.
Here at Dallas & Fort Worth Singles, we know how it goes. It’s sad to miss out on exchanging romantic gifts on Christmas Eve, to long for that romantic kiss on New Year’s Eve that just doesn’t come. But just because you’re single doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the holidays alone. In fact, many Dallas singles love flying solo for the holidays, and for many different reasons. Today, our expert matchmakers will show you why so many Dallas singles enjoy their single status during the chaotic holiday season.
1. Buying a Lot of Gifts for the In-Laws
Obviously the holiday season is the time to show your appreciate for others. But if you aren’t in a relationship, you don’t have to worry about spending unnecessary money on gifts for your partner’s family. Of course you will have to buy gifts for your own family and friends; after all, you enjoy doing that every year. But you don’t have to worry about buying gifts for all of your in-laws. That’s right, no having to buy gifts for their parents, sisters, brothers, cousins, and aunts, uncles and people you barely know.
2. Setting Your Budget for Christmas Gifts
Inevitably, you buy each other gifts in a relationship, which usually requires setting some sort of budget to prevent things from being awkward. If you’re single, on the other hand, you don’t have to worry about this. You don’t have to come up with a budget because you’re not in a relationship. You can spend whatever you want on your friends and family, and even on yourself.
3. Pretending to Love a Gift from Their Parents
Your mom and dad know from years of experience what not to give you during the holidays. But when you’re in a relationship, chances are your partner’s parents wouldn’t know that you hate plaid designs, that you’re allergic to wool, or that you can’t stand the smell of sandalwood. Being single means never having to lie about loving a gift that you really can’t stand, while secretly wondering how quickly you can donate it and get it off your hands.
4. Being Dragged to Boring Holiday Parties
Of course, there is always the possibility of getting an invitation to a holiday party you dread whether you’re single or taken. You know, those awkward get togethers have to go and make small talk with people you barely know. But when you’re invited by your partner, you have no choice but to go and make the most of it. At least when you’re single, you have the option to decline, something that will not fly with your partner this time of year.
5. Deciding Whose Family to Spend Time With & When
Perhaps one of the most stressful parts of the holiday season for couples is deciding whose family to spend time with and when. Our Dallas matchmakers know that being in a relationship means compromising and giving up your regular traditions to spend with your partner’s family.
When you’re single, though, you don’t have to do that. You can visit your family any day and for as long as you want. You can even lounge around at your parent’s house in PJs if you want.
6. Travel Logistics for Two
If you or your partner’s family lives out of town, figuring out who to visit during the holidays will be very complicated. Not to mention, having to deal with the sleeping arrangements of staying at your partner’s parent’s house or vice versa. If you’re single during the holidays, you can spend the entire holiday at your parent’s house, just like you did when you were younger.
7. Accommodating to Someone Else’s Vacation Time
Not everyone is lucky enough to get an entire week off during the holiday season. But if you’re single, you don’t have to worry about that. There is no partner wishing you were home spending the holidays with them. In fact, if you love money, you can opt to work around the holidays to boost up your paycheck.
8. Worrying About Holiday Events
Since you made your partner join you for your holiday work party, your family’s Christmas event, or your best friend’s ugly X-mas sweater party, now you need to ensure they’re having a good time, which means devoting extra attention to them. All this extra attention and care means devoting less time to other people at the party.
But when you’re single, you don’t have to worry about this. You can spend the entire night networking and mingling at your work event, playing Monopoly with your nieces and nephews, or drinking wine and laughing at all the ugly Christmas sweaters. You don’t have to worry about being pinched under the table or given eyes that it’s time to head out.
9. Family Pictures
This is probably the only time of year when your mom and dad will break out the camera to capture the festivities. How embarrassing, right? Well, at least when you’re single you don’t have to worry about your partner getting embarrassed or weirded out by your family traditions. Better yet, you don’t have to worry about them turning into an ex and always having that holiday reminder, thanks to mom and dad’s picture taking bonanza.
10. Coming Up with a NYE Plan for Two
They want to go see the ball drop in New York City, while you would rather cozy at your friend’s place with good conversation and laughs. But you also want to be together because you want that can’t-miss exciting kiss when the clock strikes midnight. There would be plenty of arguing about what to do for New Year’s Eve if you’re in a relationship. However, if you’re single, you won’t have this to worry about this one. Sure, you won’t get that special midnight kiss you looked forward to all year, but you can do whatever you want and go wherever you like.
Are you single and dreading the holidays alone? Do you wish you had a partner to share a goodnight kiss with on New Year’s? Contact our Dallas matchmakers today and let us brighten up your holidays! Fill out the private form at the top of the page to reserve your complimentary 90 minute matchmaking consultation with our matchmaking experts today.