The Single Gal's 2011 Holiday Calendar

Redefine your year by celebrating these new holidays made just for the single ladies.
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The Single Gal’s 2011 Holiday Calendar

Redefine your year by celebrating these new holidays made just for the single ladies.

-Lindsay Tigar

single gal's 2011 holiday calendar

Each year we hope that if we aren’t taken, we’ll end up meeting some incredible man on December 31, and when the clock strikes midnight to ring in the New Year – we’ll turn into modern day Cinderellas and be kissed by our prince. Eh, a week later, we may still be waiting for that magical lip lock with an enchanting man.

With New Year’s still lingering in our minds (and that resolution still managing to get us to the gym, for now), imagining another holiday as a single gal may seem a little daunting. Basically all of the special times of the year seem to be better suited for the couples of the world, instead of the Armies of Single Nation that roam wild and free both in the city and countryside.

But, instead of signing up for OkCupid or hitting the bar hard between now and the-holiday-that-shouldn’t-be-mentioned-in-February (deep breaths), why not celebrate our own Single Girl Holiday Calendar?

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I propose the following:

January 16: National No Regret Spending Day
While everyone else’s credit card bills will be coming back maxed-out to the limit due to purchasing expensive watches for their boyfriends and fancy chocolates for the boyfriend’s mother, ours will be happily balanced and in tact. And if not, at least we can glance down at our feet and see those Louboutins smiling back at us.

February 15: “I’m Prettier Than Your Box of Chocolates” Day
Those attached may be recovering from a romantic evening of imported wine and smelling the roses, but all the single ladies who spent the last week pampering ourselves with facials, manicures, blow-outs, and treatments will be the ones who turn heads for days to come. Love does look good on people, but so does radiating skin courtesy of a fancy salon in midtown.

March 17: Kiss Many Irish Men Day
Instead of having to wonder if your man will be getting a little too drunk to handle himself maturely at the bar, you’re free to indulge in green specialties, and if the Irish happen to get lucky by your standards, you may even steal a kiss. Or two.

April 24- Born-Again Single Woman Day
If instead of celebrating your singleness on New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and St. Patty’s, you decided to eat a full half-gallon of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream and drink yourself into a hot-mess oblivion, today is the day to rise up and rejoice! If you accept yourself as single, flaws and all, your power and strength will be returned to you. This also pertains to those who have been newly  forced into or have chosen the single status.

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