Hey, guys! Today—November 11—marks Singles’ Day. It’s an unofficial holiday that celebrates people who are, you know, single, not married, as in not in a relationship.
Also called Bachelors Day or Double 11, the celebration traces its origin back to Nanjing University in 1993 and the date November 11 (11/11) was reportedly said to have been chosen because it consists of four 1’s and it represents four singles.
The holiday has become popular not just in Southeast Asia but across the world as well. Specifically, it is celebrated in a number of European countries such as Germany, Belgium, and the United Kingdom. Great Britain reportedly celebrates Singles’ Day on a different date—March 11.
It is said that Singles’ Day “now serves as an occasion for single people to meet, with parties and other social gatherings organized; it’s a popular date for weddings, as well.” Read more here.
Anyway, are you an LTR (long-term relationship) oriented kind of guy, or do you prefer being single?
I personally think that being single has plenty of merits which is why we have a lot to celebrate for and clearly, I am not the only person who thinks so because there is such a thing as Singles’ Day. But at the same time, when a person is in love, you can’t help but want to be with that person forever. That’s love for you. However, if the relationship is just going to be toxic, and if being together means we’ll only both be miserable, then I’d rather be single.
Having said all that, which do you prefer, guys? Being single or being in a long-term relationship? Share with us your thoughts and stories in the comments section below!