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5 Things to Be Grateful For When You're Single

5 Things to Be Grateful For When You're Single

Thanksgiving is the one holiday dedicated to being grateful for what you have, something we could all do a lot more of if you ask me. While it's sometimes easier to see the glass half empty than half full, I thought I'd put together a list of five things to be thankful for if you're single this Thanksgiving, if you're in a relationship, and if you're spending the holiday with your family. To see what I think the single ladies should be thankful for,

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  • You don’t have to worry about anyone’s holiday plans but your own.
  • You can spend your holiday volunteering if you want.
  • You don't have to share leftovers (especially that last piece of pumpkin pie!) with a significant other.
  • You don't have to worry about meeting anyone's family.
  • You can spend all your free time doing what you want to do!

Tune in tomorrow to see what all of you in relationships have to be thankful for!

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AlexE70 AlexE70 7 years
Since my lady went out of town for the holidays, I spent my holiday volunteering...at the BAR! ;-)
divine_missem divine_missem 7 years
This is the first holiday season that I actually don't care about being single. I'm much too busy having fun in my own life to worry about something I don't have. Spending the holidays with someone special is great but only if it is the right person and that person will come along at the right time - and that time is obviously not now. Until then, I've got way too many plans with family and friends to think about it. I would add to your list of things for single women to be grateful for - I can wear anything I want to the Christmas party and flirt with all the waiters without worrying about what my boyfried would think.
billyart101 billyart101 7 years
We broke up sunday. I couldn't be more depressed...and the only thing on that list that even cheers me a bit is the part about not having to deal with his family.
bella85 bella85 7 years
I went shopping in the city today and everywhere I saw these smiling couples holding hands, I want to THROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
meglet195 meglet195 7 years
Argh Holidays are horrid. Spesh when all your friends are coupled up or with their families. This year we're planning on having a second christmas when all of us girlies are having a roast and watching all the traditional christmas film together.
meglet195 meglet195 7 years
Argh Holidays are horrid. Spesh when all your friends are coupled up or with their families. This year we're planning on having a second christmas when all of us girlies are having a roast and watching all the traditional christmas film together.
bella85 bella85 7 years
Wow, now I feel more worse about being single ;D I would LOVE to share leftovers and spend time with someone I love, would love to meet his family!!!
bella85 bella85 7 years
Wow, now I feel more worse about being single ;DI would LOVE to share leftovers and spend time with someone I love, would love to meet his family!!!
krissycake krissycake 7 years
I will be looking forward to the relationship list, as these are things that, like cherika, I can still enjoy even though I am in a relationship...it's all about balance. =)
glitterandgold glitterandgold 7 years
not single and i still enjoy these... hahaha. hmmmm.. interesting.
margokhal margokhal 7 years
Ha...I agree that I could probably get away with these even if I was attached, which doesn't make me feel any better about being single! - I still have to worry about making T-Day plans, and my family is a lot harder to fight with than some guy. - I wouldn't share my leftovers even if I WAS in a relationship! Everybody gets their OWN plate, dangit! =D - And I still have to spend my time fighting with family/meeting new in-laws and SOs/warding off crazy questions like the ones Dear posted last week/cooking/cleaning/being a slave. At least with a SO you have a reason to get away for a while. There's NONE of that when you're single! The not having to buy anybody else Christmas presents thing is probably the only redeeming reason. ;)
margokhal margokhal 7 years
Ha...I agree that I could probably get away with these even if I was attached, which doesn't make me feel any better about being single!- I still have to worry about making T-Day plans, and my family is a lot harder to fight with than some guy. - I wouldn't share my leftovers even if I WAS in a relationship! Everybody gets their OWN plate, dangit! =D- And I still have to spend my time fighting with family/meeting new in-laws and SOs/warding off crazy questions like the ones Dear posted last week/cooking/cleaning/being a slave. At least with a SO you have a reason to get away for a while. There's NONE of that when you're single!The not having to buy anybody else Christmas presents thing is probably the only redeeming reason. ;)
cplast cplast 7 years
haha yeah none of these reasons make me go "geeze, i'm so glad i'm single for the holidays"
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 7 years
lol same here!!!
dollhouse1 dollhouse1 7 years
lol same here!!!
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Me neither, LOL! :)
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Me neither, LOL! :)
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 7 years
These reasons don't make me feel better about being single... sorry...
356UIK 356UIK 7 years
Hm. I dunno. I always kinda still could do these things I think. Perhaps that is why I am single now, maybe I am inconsiderate. :(
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Thanks for these Dear! Even a die hard single girl like myself can get a little blue when there is no one to kiss on New Years.
bluestar bluestar 7 years
Spend the money you would have spent on a boyfriend/girlfriend on yourself!!
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 7 years
Yeah, not having someone to share leftovers with is the reason I'm not bothering with Thanksgiving dinner. I'd love to do it but I can't deal with all that extra food!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 7 years
Idk... I just find the holidays to be completely depressing and I kinda hate this whole season. I am always single for the holidays and never shared it with anyone. And even though I go to Disneyland every Thanksgiving... I still find myself in a blue mood. Even the Happiest Place on Earth can't cheer me up... I just see all the couple and feel completely sad, lonely, pathetic and unwanted. But hey that's just me.
cjmara805 cjmara805 7 years
There's no extra person to buy Christmas presents for. And I always feel obligated to spend a lot!
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