Courtesy: Redditor Moth_ladder

Courtesy: Redditor Moth_ladder

Ahh the holidays. The perfect time of year for snuggling by fireplaces, sipping hot cider with the one you love, and the feeling of “Ho Ho Hope all you happy couples choke on your candy canes” if you’re currently single.

Just kidding. Bitterness doesn’t suit anyone. Definitely don’t go that route.

But it is an especially cruel time of year to be solo. So just in case you’ve been feeling like Santa is kicking you in the junk lately, I’ve got your back.

Here’re Miss Wingman’s Top 10 Tips For Surviving The Holidays As A Party of 1. Good luck, godspeed, and may January get here soon, goddammit.

Drink. That may not be the politically correct thing to say, but fuck it. Drink. Whiskey, eggnog, wine, whatever. You’ve earned the right to throw a few back. So imbibe early, and often (just not at work).

Hit up holiday parties. Your own company’s, friends of friends’, or just crash a few outright. Chances are, everyone will be too drunk to ask who the random is double fisting in the corner.

Stay off of social media. Why? Two words. Engagement Season.

Retail therapy. Think this is only for chicks? Think again. Also, buy yourself something nice. Scratch that – two somethings.


Sweat it out. Two-a-days, motherf**ker. They work. Also, they serve double duty: fitness therapy, and getting a jump on all those pathetic New Year’s resolution saps that’ll be invading your gym soon. And speaking of New Year’s…

Get the heck outta dodge. Even if it’ll break the bank, when the ball drops, if you have your toes in the sand you won’t even notice all the couples kissing around you. Promise.

Do something you love. Every day. Scratch that – two somethings you love. Whether it’s playing that guitar that’s been gathering dust, hitting up NHL games (shut it, hockey haters), or Face-Timing with people you care about, surround yourself with people and things that remind you why you’re pretty kickass in the first place.

Download new music. If there’s one thing I’ve learned, it’s that there are few things in life that a solid playlist and singing at the top of your lungs can’t fix.  Also, hope you don’t like your neighbors.


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