Thinking about how to spend New Year’s Eve this year? Does it matter if you’re single or in a relationship? In my opinion, plans are usually set around your current relationship status. Thinking back on it, the majority of my New Year’s Eve experiences were spent dating someone, but not being exclusive. For a while, I convinced myself that dating someone during New Year’ Eve was the equivalent to being in a relationship because at the time it still felt just as good. In my personal opinion, that’s a shitty way to bring in the new year because clarity is necessary in order to move forward in a relationship. Now, I feel if I’m not in a committed relationship, I’m as single as a dollar bill. Here’s exactly how to spend New Year’s Eve when you’re single AF!
Don’t have a pity party, it’s not the end of the world.
Please do yourself the favor of not wallowing in self-pity. I promise nothing good will come of it. Pick yourself up and get ready to bring in the new year with a smile on your face!
Absolutely, positively, definitely make the decision to celebrate the new year!
Nothing makes spending the new year alone feel worse than actually being alone. No, you don’t need to prove to anyone that you’re capable of spending time alone or that you don’t, in fact, enjoy spending time alone. Still, it’s not necessary. Get out there and do something!
Dress as fancy as you want–when you look good you feel good.
This is the time to wear those thigh high metallic boots you couldn’t leave in the store, but had no idea where the hell you were going to wear them. Whatever outfit sets the tone and makes the statement of your New Year’s #mood, wear it–and don’t forget to put on your confidence!
Go out with other (fun) single friends.
Although going out alone for New Year’s Eve is not impossible, it’s not the best idea. Rally up some other fun friends who aren’t in a relationship and head out for a great night! Just remember, just because they’re single doesn’t make them a good friend to celebrate this particular night with! Make good choices!
Be flirtatious and mingle.
Tonight could be the night you meet the love of your life. No, it doesn’t mean you will meet the love of your life, but why not approach the night with a mindset of possibility? Own the room and be present! You won’t know who’s out there if you don’t create the interaction and build the connections. Take the bull by the horns!
Have a safe ride home.
At the end of the night, make sure you have a safe way home. The holiday times, although wonderful for many, can also be tragic for some when proper accommodations haven’t been well planned or thought out.
Cheers to the new year! 2018, please be good to us.