Well, we have a solution that, quite frankly, we're shocked no one has come up with previously. Sure, you can come up with faulty claims about how we solved a problem that doesn't exist, but we would argue that that point of view is a sure sign of a mind that is firmly planted in a relationship. Remember back to your singleness, and recall the joy of receiving a gift from your significant other... oh right, you can't... neither can we. But we aren't content to leave you in your sad remembrance of your less affectionate days.
This is why we have come up with the Theory on Holiday Singleness & Gift Giving. It's pretty simple. Think about it, when you are in a relationship, you not only receive a gift from your Sig-O (thats what we call significant others), but you also spend a lot of time trying to figure out the perfect gift to give. In this scenario, two gifts are involved in every relationship.
Among most singles, there is this idea that you are "dating yourself" for the duration of your singleness. Of course, some Christians out there refrain from saying they are "dating themselves." They would much rather say they are "dating Jesus." This theory does these types of Christians no good. If we have learned anything about gift-giving in our 20 plus years of existence, it is that gift-giving is always a competition, and I mean seriously, you can't one-up Jesus when it comes to gift-giving.
But for the more self centered single daters among us, take a look at the Two Gift Per Relationship Theory. In this scenario, two people receive gifts: you and your Sig-O. Since you fulfill both of these roles while dating yourself, you should just go ahead and buy yourself two gifts... one is a "receiving gift" (something you don't have to think too much about) and the second is a "giving gift" (you should put way more thought into this one. What do I REALLY want this year for Christmas?).
So now that you've been enlightened by this theory, what are you receiving from and giving yourself this Christmas? Are you going the practical route or the extravagant route? Or both? Let us know in the comments!
Merry Christmas from Flannelgraf.tv... and yourself.