Survey Finds Christmas is the Loneliest Day of the Year for Singles

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Christmas may be a time for family and happiness, but it’s a little different if you’re sitting at the singles table. A new survey of 1,500 single British adults finds Christmas actually beats out Valentine’s Day as their loneliest day of the year.

The survey, commissioned by dating app Plenty of Fish and conducted by OnePoll, also found that four in 10 people feel the holiday season shines a spotlight on their relationship status. Overall, 34 percent of singles say they spend more time at home alone during the winter months and 49 percent say they’d feel more excited for the holidays if they had a significant other.

Celebrating the single life?

Despite the holidays being a lonely time for many singles, the poll also finds 52 percent think they should actually be celebrating their single status during this time of year. One in three add they get great enjoyment out of having the opportunity to spend more time with their friends and family.

However, all this family time also means answering a bunch of sometimes annoying and uncomfortable questions from nosy relatives. In fact, 27 percent say their family always asks about their love life during the holidays. Another one in five get questions about when they plan to “settle down” and 17 percent say their family wants to know all about their dating schedule.

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SOURCE: Study Finds, Chris Melore

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