Alone for the Holidays and Loving it

Nothing lonely about what floats my solo boat

7 min readNov 23, 2023
Photo by Pablo Merchán Montes on Unsplash

I’m a 40 year-old man (*profile pic is 5 years old), single, never married, and if the rest of my life goes according to plan I never will be married. Being single is the life I freely choose. I cherish my restorative, energizing solitude every bit as much as married/coupled people cherish their romantic relationship.

I know this life isn’t for everyone, as some types are more suited for it than others. I also know many single people don’t choose to be single. Just like the married life, singleness has big pros and cons of its own, so I would never present it as an inherently better way. But for people like myself who embrace singleness, this is a fulfilling life that brings immense joy.

Especially when I’m alone during the holiday season.

**record scratch**


Yes, you heard me right. I’m eating and celebrating alone this holiday season, and I like it!! Many people seem to fear the idea of spending the holiday season alone. They have a mental image of it as depressing, lonely, or worse. While I won’t deny that solo holidays are lonely for those who don’t want to be alone, that’s just not the case for everyone. I would always rather be alone for the holidays, and if I feel…




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