Thursday, December 8, 2011

Are you single this holiday season? Check out Mary Edwards' Guest Post

  This guest post from dating expert Mary Edwards is bound to make you smile.

10 Perks To Being Single During The Holidays

Despite what your Grinch-like married sister tells you, spending the holidays alone isn’t all that bad. Here are a few good reasons this season to sip eggnog solo:
1.      Don’t have to shave your legs.

It’s a woman’s best magic trick. You shave and step out of the shower into the artic chill and supernaturally the hair instantly reappears. Well good news, that pesky task we all dread is no longer needed.

2.      Party Hop.

The party scene is your oyster, your time to shine. Company holiday party lacking the eye candy needed to get you through the evening? Easy, just say next. Party hop from one lame party to the next, plus you can wear the same outfit and no one is the wiser.

3.      Money Saver.

Simple math equation: The cost of two football tickets for him is equivalent to one spa treatment at a high end salon and a pair of the must have designer boots for you. Which has greater value?  

4.      Movie Control.

Home Alone 3 wasn’t that bad was it? Does it matter? You have full control of the remote. This applies to music as well, so continue to blast Wham’s “Last Christmas” without shame.

5.      No in laws.

The number one holiday fight: Where to spend the holidays. With your parents who are convinced you will never give them grandchildren or with his back handed comment making mom? Easy choice this year, neither.

6.      Christmas Decorations.

Time to take out the cheesy snowman and the glittering tree, the only one suffering from your over the top decorations is your cat who is sitting in the corner of your one bedroom wishing he wasn’t wearing a blinking elf hat.  

7.      Food Consumption.

This is the time to stuff your face. Have not one, two but three cookies, heck, have the whole batch. Who’s counting?

8.      Mistletoe.

Now ladies this is your best friend. Place yourself under the mistletoe, pucker up and make sure that breath is minty fresh. Play it right and you may be getting more than a pair of socks for Christmas.

9.      Holiday ‘Spirits’.

Get in the holiday spirit with eggnog or gram’s spiked cider.  Bottoms up! More is always the merrier and make sure you safely cab it home.

10.  Fewer Dishes.

A table for one means less time in the kitchen. Feel free to eat from the severing bowl and burn a dinner roll or two.  No judgment here.
Be glad you are avoiding that awkward gift exchange and snuggle up next to a warm fire with a box of holiday cookies. Finally, a singles holiday that has never felt so good.

Mary Edwards is one of the contributors and editors for dating sites. She is passionate about thought leadership writing, regularly contributes to various career, social media, public relations, branding, and parenting and online dating community. She can be reached at edwardsmary936 AT

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