It's an unwritten rule that if you have not started dating someone by Halloween the chances are you're gonna be single for the colder months of the year, it's just science. With the summer officially over it seems that everyone on your Facebook homefeed has been taking things serious with their summer fling. You however, have happily found a comfy spot on the couch to watch Strictly with the Mammy. You can't feel as if all your single friends are turning their backs on the 'I fucking love being single' philosophy and are jumping into relationships. Fear not, there are so many benefits of being a singleton in winter, such as...
No Need For Excess Travel
So it's -10 degrees outside, lashing rain and the wind out there would blow Jesus off the cross, but you get to stay indoors. You don't have to go anywhere. Making the journey to a significant others house is a effort in winter, especially if they live far away. So make another cup of tea while your waiting for the next episode of Friends to start. Treat yo'self.
Every Side Of The Bed Is Your Side Of The Bed
You can rest in peace without anyone sleeping on top of you, stealing of the duvet or snoring their socks off. There's nothing sad about snuggling up with a hot water bottle while couples around the globe fight over the blanket.
You Can Be As Hairy As You Wish
A massive upside to be single in winter: thanks to the birth of tights us ladies can go for weeks without shaving. That's an extra 30 minutes you get back a week!
Sex And The City & Friends Marathons
Awwwwwwwwwwh yeah! Getting to re-watch all your favourite shows without having someone bitch in your ear is something we rarely appreciate until it's happens. Also, it means you don't have to endure endless episodes of shows you couldn't give a toss about. It's a win win situation.
Between college, work and a social life it's hard enough to find time for yourself, so when you throw someone else into the equation, it's really hard to find time for little aul you. Me time is great, you get to time to breathe, relax and dance around your room to Tay Tay in peace!
Party With People You Wouldn't Usually
All your coupled up friends are switching the vodka redbulls and dirty kebabs lifestyle for the simpler a simpler life consisting of X Factor and pizza nights in. But you still hold an internal burning desire for making friends with strangers and going wild, so you hit up people you sort of know, who are also single, and then BAM! New group of single friends united. The mischief you get up to will have your coupled friends jealous.
You Save a Bomb
Christmas + Significant Other = Sad Pockets. It's the most expensive holiday of the year, but when you're single all you need to worry about is remembering what body butter your sister likes and buying for your Grandmother who gives everything back. You don't have to drop a hundred euro on someone. You'll enjoy the extra bit of cash you'll have after the holidays, or spend it on the drink specials in Tesco. The choice is yours.
NO RELATIONSHIP WORRIES/ANXIETIES/FIGHTS
I suppose this is year round, but it's always an upside of being single. You don't have to answer to anyone, worry about them or fight over something ridiculous. You can just relax and lead a peaceful, zen filled existence. Now that sounds good to me.