Being single during the holiday season can lead to a deep depression (why me?!!!!), or risky behavior. I remember doing the latter. When the clock struck 12 in 2004, I slept with a man I had been dating for a week. I also invited said man to my family’s New Years Eve party. While there, he met my mother, brother, sister, and even my six uncles. They all swore he was my future husband. It makes sense. A man who meets my entire family should be husband material.
Alas, me and my New Years’ bang ended our affair three months later. I still can’t believe how foolish I was. But the holiday spirit does something to a single gal. And PlentyOfFish has proof. They conducted a survey of over 9,000 American and Canadian singles between the ages of 20 and 40 and gained some insight into what singles are really up to this holiday season.
The survey asked questions on what singles “think” versus what they “do” during the holidays regarding relationships. The questions ranged from issues with sexting, putting on holiday weight, and even breakups. And, of course, they delved into affairs and sexy romps.
The results weren’t surprising. Whether it’s finding new love or evaluating their current relationship, singles think about love a lot more during the holiday season. I know I do. As soon as it gets cold outside, I wish I had a man to snuggle with under the covers. Gift exchange is no fun either. Who’s going to surprise me with a Tiffany necklace? No one!
POF also discovered that singles are a little more bold and promiscuous during the holiday season. Here are some stats that show how frisky y’all get!
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