Being home for the holidays is generally awesome — free food, free WiFi and tons of TLC. But being back in your hometown, around your family and old friends when you’re single can present a unique set of challenges.
A new video produced by Buzzfeed illustrates how coming home for the holidays sans a significant other can be a cringe-worthy experience. Everyone means well with prying questions like, “Have you tried Tinder? JDate? Christian Mingle?” and encouraging sentiments such as “Honestly, you’re great alone,” but having your lack of relationship status be the focus of conversation can quickly become exhausting.
Parental attempts to solve the issue by setting you up with a weird family friend don’t actually help (but thanks anyway). And, PSA to every couple out there: Even if you have the best of intentions, no one ever wants to third wheel on a romantic holiday evening for two. Ever.
Sometimes you just have to sit back, relax and realize you don’t have to answer to anyone because guess what? Being single is totally awesome.