The Holidays for Singles
The holidays are the absolute worst... for singles. It's not about 'being alone' or not having someone to call our significant other. It's more about how the whole concept of the Christmas season has been romanticized. EVERYTHING is designed for couples.
Looking at lights = totally designed as a perfect date night, strolling hand-in-hand gazing at the flickering, colorful landscape decorations. Or it's for families. Nothing for singles to see here!
Holiday movies = grossly-romanticized with everyone finding love and dramatizing how important it is to not be alone for Christmas. In case you ever forget, according to Hallmark, you can only survive the holidays if you find true love.
Holiday dinner = a death-trap of conversation and avoidance. It's even worse when someone else in the family brings their new significant other, which sparks the re-questioning of your relationship-status. If everyone could just stay single, that would be great.
Eating out = full of nicely dressed couples and extra-romantic table-settings. Every restaurant is just oozing of 'love' and has catered their menus to be 3-course meals for fancy date nights. You can just get a burger anymore without having to face the flocks of two-seat tables.
Social media = a grimace-waiting-to-happen. Every time the page reloads, I just wait to see another hand photo. In the last week, I've seen five of those. In the last 24 hours, I've seen three. I just want to see stupid memes and read about dumb things on my newsfeed.