People say the holidays are the loneliest time of the year. But perhaps those people are in shitty relationships. Happy singles know the holiday party circuit is one of the three week long festival of flirting, drinking, and sloppily placed Santa hats.

We can’t think of anything more depressing than decorating a tree with someone who was too lazy to buy you presents to stick under it and too bland to bake sugar cookies with. Let’s face it: no one wants to light the menorah with someone who doesn’t light up the room.

So why stay in a slowly deteriorating relationship through the New Year? Here are seven merry reasons to ditch your winter boyfriend before the holidays hit.

[ITPGallery]