Being single during Christmas is often presented as a sad and lonely life, but it is actually the opposite. There is nothing wrong with being single or alone during Christmas. Here are nine reasons why being single during Christmas is wonderful.

Time to Yourself

A great thing about being single is that you get all the time to yourself that you want. You can decide to spend it alone or with friends. It is up to you.

Save Money

Being single also saves you money during the holidays. You don’t need to pay for coffee, drinks, or dinner for two. It is only you.


Sure, you could travel home to your parents or see your family during Christmas. That is an option. Or, you could decide to travel to another part of the country or world to see how other people celebrate Christmas.

Treat Yourself

Since you are not dating someone, treat yourself! Buy yourself that new gadget that you have been wanting or finally fix that part of the car or house that has been giving your trouble over this last year. If there is nothing that you really want, put some extra money in your savings or invest it.

Explore Your City During Christmas

If you are not able to travel this Christmas, explore a new area of your town or city. Go somewhere new. Try a new restaurant, bar, or attend an event that you normally would not go to this Christmas.


Yes, New Year’s is coming up but it is important to stay healthy and fit. Go to your gym. Do some cardio. Lifts some weights. Gain muscle, burn fat, and eat healthy.


Find Christmas and holiday events in your city. Take a risk and go somewhere new! Get out of your comfort zone and meet new people in your city.

Get Together with Friends

Since you’re not going home to family this Christmas, spend time with your friends. Get together with your friends on Christmas or meet somewhere after the holiday. You can all talk about the good and bad gifts that you received along with the worst single shaming questions that your family or relatives asked this year at Christmas dinner.


It has been found that singles volunteer more than their coupled and married friends. Get in the holiday spirit and volunteer at a local food bank, church, or soup kitchen to help those who are less fortunate this Christmas.

Bonus: Find Ways to Make Extra Money

The holidays provide extra opportunities for singles to find a weekend or part-time job to make extra money with the extra demand on people to buy gifts. Look around or online and find a seasonal job to help you save, invest, or pay off any debt that you may have this holiday season.

Views expressed in this article are the author’s opinions and do not necessarily reflect the views of Secure Single. It is intended for informational and educational purposes only. It is not investment or financial advice. James Bollen is the author of Thriving Solo: How to Flourish and Live Your Perfect Life (Without A Soulmate). Now available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon. Subscribe to Secure Single’s Substack for free!
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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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