Most of us relish the opportunity to take a little time off over Christmas, whether it’s a few days away from the office or a couple of hours without the kids. However, when you’ve not got a partner to hang out with, you may be wondering how to fill your free time over Christmas.
To ensure that you have a fabulous festive break and you’re not left twiddling your thumbs, we’ve compiled a few fun activities for singles to make this Christmas the best one yet.
Girls (or guys) night in
December is the perfect time to catch up with friends, so why not embrace the single life by throwing a party or having a night in with your mates? Whether you want to make the most of being a bachelor or you need some support from your girls, avoid crowds in town and get cosy with your friends indoors instead.
Christmas jumper bed day
Who needs a partner to enjoy lazy days in bed? Take the opportunity to have a long overdue lie in, or write off a day lounging around in your Christmas jumper. Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit like a festive film marathon, especially when you have hot chocolate and a pile of snacks to keep you going!
However, Christmas doesn’t have to be a time to pile on the pounds. With more time on your hands, you can use your festive break to dive into your hobbies and get a head start on those New Year’s resolutions. Make the most of your gym membership, or soak up the great outdoors with long walks and runs in your favourite places. So you won’t feel bad about that extra portion of turkey on Christmas day!
Since you don’t have a boyfriend or girlfriend to splash out on, treat yourself this year with a few gifts that will make you feel special. If you love spa days, book yourself in for a massage and manicure that will leave you looking and feeling fantastic in time for the festivities.
Men, want a new look for the New Year? Head into town for a haircut and a few new clothes that will ensure you impress when out on those first dates!
Festive online flirting
It’s easy to feel a little lonely at Christmas when you’re cooking a meal for one or you’re surrounded by couples. But in reality, there are millions of singles just like you celebrating Christmas around the world. Not to mention local singles near you. Free online dating is a great way to fill those quiet hours in December… you might even bag a date before the year is up!
Fill your days (and nights!) with activities that will make you remember being single at Christmas for the right reasons. Whether you’re feeling a little lost without a partner or you’re simply tired of Christmas parties and awkward speed dating, these plans are sure to put you in the festive spirit.