Buzzfeed Video Nails What It's Like to be Single During the Holidays
Tired of friends and family asking where your boyfriend is? This viral video gets it
As if being single amidst couples isn't bad enough 11 months out of the year, holiday parties and family dinners mean a barrage of not-so-subtle "are you seeing anyone special?" questions asked in every variation imaginable. Extended family and old friends mean well (we think), but that doesn't make it any more fun to say "nope, I'm single" on repeat. And this spot-on BuzzFeed video illustrates the woes of singledom pretty well: It's not being single that sucks, it's being pitied for it.
What's a girl to do? Well to start, remind yourself that flying solo is sometimes way better than dating. (Case in point: Online Dating Disasters That'll Make You Glad You're Single.) Even more so if you're out of your 20s: Singles in their 30s had more sex last year than any other age group, reports a Match.com survey.
As for those other annoying questions your family just doesn't seem to know how not to ask, check out 4 Ways to Respond to Comments About Your Weight. (And since you know how annoying it is to stir the pot with conversation, be sure to brush up on 10 Table Topics to Avoid at Dinner Parties.)