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Let’s face it; the holidays can be a bit of a drag when you’re single and without a companion. With dozens of commercials trying to convince you that every guy is out whisking his special lady with diamond jewelry, it’s easy to let loneliness creep in your psyche and threaten your happiness. No worries, here’s three reasons the holiday season can be just as great if not better when you are part of #teamsingle.

Focus on Family and Friends

We all have that one family member guaranteed to grill you about showing up yet another year without a prospective on your arm. Indeed these moments can be frustrating, but look on the bright side, your family may be frustrating, but they’ll always be there for you and are genuinely concerned with your happiness. Instead of focusing how you’re losing at the dating game, now is the time to be grateful for the loved ones in your life that care about you.

Get reacquainted with yourself

Being single is not a death sentence. In fact, it’s a great time to get reacquainted with yourself and learn how to enjoy your own company. Whether it’s simply treating yourself to your favorite glass of wine and a movie or creating a vison board full of goals for the upcoming year, it’s a great idea to take full advantage of some quality you-time.

Meet other singles

It’s easy to see a few couples gawking over each other and feel like you’re the only one who’s without someone to love this holiday season, but you’re not. There’s at least one more single person feeling the same way you are, and you owe it to yourself to make an effort and meet them. Go to a new coffee shop, or even hit up a concert. You never know who you might meet while you’re out and about mingling.