Now that the Christmas season is coming to a close, the excitement of New Year’s Eve and all the New Year’s resolutions I plan to stick to for a whole 2 weeks are just around the corner. Since it seems that everyone I know is partnered up, I find myself asking my friends, “What are you and (insert boyfriend/girlfriends names here) doing for New Year’s Eve?” and find myself reminded that I am still without a significant other. So that’s when I decided to stop looking at New Year’s Eve as a reminder that I won’t be kissing anyone. This year, I am doing something different, and that is focusing on the positive. So for all of those who are racing the clock to find that person you want to spend your New Year’s Eve with, I decided I’m going to embrace going at it alone. For this reason I have come up with 7 FABULOUS reasons why being single on New Year’s Eve is awesome!
1. Your cost is cut in half
Whether it be splitting the bill with your partner (and let’s face it, your friends too) for drinks, the event venue ticket cost and all that comes with the prep work of looking so fly on NYE, you’re gonna need at least 2 bank accounts, plus a dipping into your savings and/or credit cards (especially since you just drained that on all those presents for Christmas). Going Solo you only have to worry about numero Uno! You can spend as much or as little as you wish and you don’t have to worry about shelling out for your significant other, this includes if you’re from the suburbs heading to the downtown location the cost of hotels, not too mention the CAB RIDE. That means drinks for one at the venue (but all the pre-drinking galore back at the house) to the over priced one time wear dress, let’s face it with all the cash you’re forking out this Holiday season you could have bought an all inclusive to Mexico to ring in the new year with Jose delivering you Margarita’s poolside. Hey, that’s not such a bad idea.
2. Are you done yet?
My biggest pet peeve in this life is having to wait for other people, especially when on the party scene. When my social meter has expired, when I want to leave, I want to leave 20 minutes ago. I don’t want to sit and wait while you say goodbye and have just one more drink with your buddy. Now is NOT the time to rehash 10 years ago and definitely not the time to break out in the singing of Oasis at the pizza joint after spot. I couldn’t care less, and this cab is trying to go. Let’s face it, we’ve all been with or had that one partner that just can’t call it a night, once the party gets started they are on a ROLL. And there’s nothing more of an evening spoiler than having someone practically dragging you by the ear to go home when you’re just getting started.
3. No party obligations, no problem
My family has a tradition of throwing an epic house party. Every. Single. New Year’s Eve. It’s fine for me, I could hang out with that bunch everyday. My significant other (imaginary at the moment) may not. Now, if I had a boyfriend, I would want to spend it with them and they might have party plans with friends or may not be so fond of playing beer pong with my family considering we just had to spend 3 days of Christmas family gatherings shuttling back and forth between places. And I might not be so fond of getting dressed to the nines on a night that I feel is over rated at the most to be in a crowded venue packed with too many people and over priced drinks with people I may not particularly care for. Being in a relationship and spending it together on New Year’s means there’s definitely some compromise happening at some point for this evening. Being single, I’m obligated to make one person happy and that’s me. No compromise necessary. You can go to as many parties as you want, get as drunk as you want (within responsible reason of course) and do whatever you want! The sky is the limit.
4. Avoid the DRAMA
We’ve all seen that one couple that decides that THIS IS THE MOMENT to discuss every last issue of their relationship when liquor is running it’s course through their bodies, emotions are suddenly in high gear and inhibitions are set loose. Tears, yelling, mascara in business for itself, and that one sly comment that just sets the other person OFF. It’s either been you or been a couple you know. Yeah no thanks. That won’t be me this year, another year drama free! Cheers!
SO what you don’t have anyone to kiss at the big moment? That’s the BEST PART of being single. You aren’t obligated to kiss anyone! See that cute guy from accounting over yonder who is there with some of his friends? NOW is the time to sneak in the casual (yet slightly awkward) New Years kiss and this just in…..IT DOESN’T MEAN A THING.
6. No really, are you done yet?
Ever had the partner who partied a little TOO hard and ended up being carried home? LOL NOT THIS YEAR. You don’t have to leave the party because your partner got carried away, you can save your embarrassed apologies for their behavior another day another relationship another year because this year, You’re SOLO. If you’re apologizing for anyone’s embarrassing behavior it’s your own.
7. You may meet the person of your dreams!
You never know who you will meet in this life, especially when you’re looking so on point. Let’s face it, you’ve spent quite a bit of money to get to this event and although, it’s always nice to impress your partner with how stunning you can look (as opposed to the sweatpants you rock 90% of the time), Imagine meeting someone for the first time on New Year’s and they not only look amazing but you’re ringing in the New Year getting to know someone new and perhaps you may even be able to sneak in that New Year’s Kiss I was talking about. I always believe that love can happen anytime, anywhere but to meet your future significant other on New Year’s Eve is best done when single 😉
What do you like about being single on New Year’s Eve? All the best in 2015!