Amidst the excitement of end-of-year holiday celebrations, not everyone is looking forward to the festivities. Holidays can be tough for those without a significant other to spend them with, making this time of year a dreaded and lonely experience for some. However, spending holidays alone doesn’t have to be a drag. In fact, it can be a low-stress, enjoyable time of year!
Events & Adventures understands the struggles of the single life during the “most wonderful” time of the year. We’re here to tell you it’s not all gloom! Here are just some of the advantages of being single during the holidays.
One of the primary causes of stress during the holidays can be attending all the holiday get-togethers you’ve been obliged to attend. By not having a significant other to plan around, you can avoid the frenzy of running around town, rushing through dinners, and getting full too quickly. As a single guest, you can fully enjoy the time you have with who matters most instead of worrying about fitting in several visits in a short time.
Being without a significant other can also allow you to say goodbye to the anxiety of gift-giving. Finding gifts for family members can be a lot easier compared to buying for someone you are trying to impress. Not only that, you also save some money that can be put toward friends, family, or indulging in something you enjoy!
Good food and family time aside, this time of year is perfect for making plans – and there are so many activities to choose from! Who doesn’t enjoy attending beautifully decorated winter festivals or a holiday movie marathon with festive drinks and snacks? Maybe you’re considering taking a solo vacation, taking advantage of holiday deals and avoiding tourist crowds. Whatever your preference, spending holidays alone gives you the freedom to choose.
These festivities present the chance to meet new people, strike up conversations about your surroundings, and forge new friendships! There are endless activities to choose from during the holidays, many including other singles looking for companionship. These activities can serve as great first date ideas if you’re looking for a potential partner: ask somebody to go ice skating, get some hot chocolate, or collaborate to build a gingerbread house. There are countless opportunities to go on unique and festive dates to try and spark a connection. Stay informed about the holiday fun with a search on social media, asking around town, or joining a singles club like Events & Adventures to feel the joy of the season.
Enjoying Your Time Alone
Arguably, one of the greatest advantages of spending holidays alone is the ability to focus on yourself. You have the freedom to spend your time how you want, doing what makes you happy. While others are running from a relative’s house to their significant other’s gathering, you can slow down and actually relish the holiday season with the important people in your life.
People also tend to get overwhelmed by the commotion of plan-making and gift shopping, resulting in exhaustion. As a single individual, you are able to attend the events that are significant to you and still have some free time in between. You can schedule “me” time amongst your other holiday plans and focus on your own well-being. Use this time to reflect: look back on the year you’ve had, plan for the new year, and cherish moments spent with family and friends. Enjoy a spa night, set new goals for yourself, travel, or get out there and form connections at the holiday festivities!
Find Other Single Friends
You are not alone in being single during the holidays! There are plenty of single people experiencing the same sense of dread about spending holidays alone. This is the perfect opportunity to step out, make new friends, and potentially discover a romantic connection.
As we mentioned, the abundant festivities provide a great setting to meet a lot of people. If holiday activities aren’t your thing, there are other ways to meet like-minded individuals. Joining a singles social club like Events & Adventures provides a plethora of exhilarating things to do so you can meet quality people all year round!
Join E&A This Holiday Season!
The festive season doesn’t have to be a burden. When you focus on the positives and surround yourself with people of a shared mentality, spending holidays alone become bearable – and even more fun! Forget the stress of making plans and embrace the freedom of being single. If you’re seeking a community of like-minded people and exciting activities to spice up your life, look no further than Events & Adventures. We’ve been bringing singles together for over 30 years across major cities in the United States and Canada. Let us plan your holiday season and fill your calendar for all of 2024 by visiting https://eventsandadventures.com/ today.