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Being single doesn't have to be a ball-and-chain during the holiday season.
However, I'll inevitably get cornered at some point by an uncle or grandma (bless her heart) and asked that age-old question—"Rachel, why aren't you dating anyone?
" Or, "Sweetie, there must be SO many great guys in N. C." Or my personal favorite, the straightforward, "Why are you Well fear not, fellow single friends!
Be kind to yourself and remind yourself, and others, that being happy during the holidays isn't just for the happily coupled.
You get to eat amazing food, see family and friends you don't get to see every day, and typically, get a good chunk of time off work.