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Seriously, who needs the stress?

Posted on: November 17, 2009

Holiday Cheer

A few of these and you won't care!

You gotta love America. We are so focused on making money and buying presents that if we could, we would just skip over Thanksgiving and head straight into the Christmas season. Personally, I’m not a fan of Christmas, mainly for this reason, but also because of the unruly shopping crowds, annoying Christmas music blasting from every radio station, and the dreaded dateless holiday parties.

The invitations are starting to come in which means it’s time to start stressing over not having a date for any of them. Who doesn’t get a little nauseous anticipating the “who are you bringing to the party?” questions that are rapidly fired at you once the event draws near. So how should you best respond when the dating pool is clearly empty? Well, you can RSVP a resounding “I’m not attending” and then proceed to hide under the covers praying that December flies by as quickly as the rest of the year. Or you change your way of thinking and (gasp) embrace the positives. I know, bah humbug! However, if you really think about it, going stag is perfect:

1. You can leave whenever you are ready.
If you’re bored then you bounce, no questions asked. There’s no risk of your partner having a wonderful time while you’re sitting in the corner checking Facebook all night. You decide when to bail and with no guilt.

2. You don’t have to play 20 questions.
Of course, whenever you do bring a date to these events, you never know who’s going to corner you and/or your friend and bombard you with a string of inappropriate questions. This way the only question you have to answer is “are you leaving already?”

3. You bore the rumor mill.
We all know when the singleton brings a date to the party everyone’s lips start a flapping. “Who is that?” “Are they serious?” “She could do better.” And on and on and on. I much prefer to gossip than be gossiped about so any opportunity to not be the topic of unproductive conversation is a plus in my book.

So this year, I think I’ll relish in the fact that I don’t have to drag some poor guy to my holiday parties and hope he isn’t uncomfortable or doesn’t embarrass me. I don’t know, it seems easier and less stressful to just go it alone. Besides I’m still holding out for the possibility that I’ll end up under the mistletoe with some cute fellow partygoer, seriously?

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3 Responses to "Seriously, who needs the stress?"

I agree with you.

Stand under the mistletoe and don’t move!

I sooooooo much agree! Like gzzzzz…….

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