Crash a local NYE party.
If you’re the type that would rather be around people than at be at home alone, then Meetup.com is your best source for finding New Year’s Eve parties. Many professional singles use it for networking, but it can also be used to make new friends with similar hobbies or interests too. Some Meetup groups are catered specifically to singles if you want a shot at scoring your first kiss of the year with a total cutie. You can also check your favorite local restaurants as many of them will have a special dinner menu for New Year’s Eve and even some live entertainment for your enjoyment. Grab your favorite wing man (or woman) and crash a local party because it’s the only time of year when it’s totally acceptable.
Host your own NYE party.
Show off your social charms and cooking skills to any potential suitors by hosting your own New Year’s Eve bash. Cook up your favorite dish, invite everyone you know and ask them to bring their favorite dish or delicious single friend who could potentially be your New Year’s smooch. Many singles prefer house parties anyway so this is an excellent opportunity to draw in singles who would otherwise be sitting at home alone. Playing host can definitely have its perks and work to your advantage, especially if you’re single. If you bump into a cutie at the grocery store or coffee shop and discover they don’t have any plans for New Year’s Eve, invite him or her too!
Plan a New Year’s Eve date.
Did you know that New Year’s Eve is one of the most popular date nights out of the entire year? Make your date extra fun by revisiting your youth and behaving like children. This doesn’t mean throwing a temper tantrum when things don’t go your way, but it does mean dating like you were in high school. Recreate your own teenage romance by visiting an arcade, shooting pool or hitting up the local bowling alley. To make your New Year’s Eve date unique and memorable, plan an evening of firsts the both of you can enjoy. And if you want to create an intimate chemistry that will outlive the night, plan a progressive evening that starts at one location and ends in another--appetizers at one place, dinner at another, dessert at the next and night cap at the last place.
Draw yourself a bath.
Spending New Year’s Eve at home? The best way to ring in the new year is by pampering yourself with a personal spa treatment. Pour yourself a glass of champagne, turn on your favorite tunes and relax in warm bubbles as you basque in the feeling of luxury time to yourself. Shave your legs (or your face, for all the gents) and get yourself dolled up for a dance party in your living room Jerry Maguire-style. Then take a new selfie with you looking and feeling good to use as your new online dating profile photo.
Do absolutely nothing.
Who says you have to do anything at all? It’s your life and you can do whatever you want, if that’s what you want of course. Don’t feel pressured to go out just because that’s what everyone else is doing. If everyone else was jumping off a cliff, would you do it too? We didn’t think so. For some singles, New Year’s Eve is just another work day, so maybe all you want to do is nothing by the time you get off work. Or maybe what you really want to do is start on that new hobby you’ve been dying to make time for lately. You can do nothing or be productive. The choice is yours to make.
Happy New Year’s to all!