If it feels like everyone on your newsfeed is getting engaged, it’s probably because they are. According to Facebook data, December is the most popular month to pop the question, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.
If you take a look at the chart above, the most popular days to get engaged are Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Years Eve, and Valentine’s Day. Bleh, so tacky. Also, the median age to get engaged is 24. Well f*ck me, right? Not only am I 24, but I’m not even dating anyone. Take advice from the girl who’s currently living this reality, and see how to survive the season.
1. Throw your phone against a wall, and never look at it again.
JK!…Sort of. This time of year is meant to be spent with friends and family, so put your phone on silent and be in the present.
2. Enjoy the single life. Seriously.
A.k.a make out with as many dudes as possible because why not?
3. Join a gym.
Before gym memberships skyrocket on Jan 1, take advantage of the pre-2016 discounts. New year, new bod.
4. Swipe right, and go on a date. What’ve you got to lose?
The chances of him actually being a serial killer are pretty slim.
5. Focus on what you have, not what’s missing.
Have a great first job? Love your new internship? Think about all that’s going right in your life, not on what you still want.
6. Learn to say ‘no.’
Stay in sometimes just because. Don’t have a snuggle buddy? Who cares? Binge watch New Girl and Sex and the City in your pj’s, and don’t feel bad about it.
7. Treat yourself.
Need to buy an engagement present? Buy one for yourself too. You deserve it. 💁
8. Speaking of treating yourself…plan a sweet vacay.
Who says you can’t escape your problems? You’ll come back so relaxed, a new engagement photo won’t even faze you.
9. Finally, Google how much a wedding costs…
…and be glad you don’t have to pay for one. Weddings are a $300 billion industry.