30 Dec 2016

Why being single on New Year's Eve is the absolute best!

Category: Features
Author: Karen
So, you've made through Christmas as a single person. You've survived the Christmas parties, you've made it through the festive dinners full of couples and you've run the gauntlet of the annual family grilling about why you haven't got married yet. However, there's still one hurdle to get over on your own, and that's New Year's Eve. Lots of single people dread the occasion as it's easy to feel a bit lonely and sorry for yourself if you haven't got a special someone to kiss a midnight, but it can actually be a huge amount of fun to be footloose and fancy free. Here are five reasons to make the most of it.

You can kiss whoever you like

Instead of feeling sad that you haven't got anyone to kiss, why not feel pleased that you've got the freedom to kiss anyone you like? Obviously we don't recommend you go for someone who is in a relationship, as starting 2016 amidst some self-created emotional carnage won't be nice, but you can have your pick of all the single people at the party. With this in mind, we suggest you choose your NYE event carefully. Don't surround yourself with couples and families, but instead gather together your other single friends and go out to a public event where there will be lots of new people to meet.

You can make your own plans

One of the biggest benefits of being single is that the only person you have to please is yourself. When you're in a couple, there is often a conflict of interest when it comes to making decisions about how to spend occasions like NYE and it can end up with someone making a compromise and feeling a little bit peeved about it. When you're single, you can choose to do exactly what you'd like to do and enjoy it wholeheartedly, without feeling guilty that you've dragged your other half along when they'd rather be doing something else. Which leads us to...

You don't have to keep an eye on anybody

If you've made your partner or date hang out with your friends on NYE, it's more than likely that you're going to have to babysit them a bit during the evening, making sure they've got someone to talk to and are having a nice time. Whilst this is a thoughtful and caring thing to do, it can also be a bit of a drag. If you're just taking yourself to the party you can do exactly what you like, whether it's tearing up the dancefloor until 5am or having a three hour deep 'n' meaningful with a friend you haven't seen for a while.

You can leave when you want

One of the most irritating parts of being in a couple is waiting for someone else to be ready to leave a party, or knowing that someone else is waiting for you. Sitting around waiting for your partner to have one more drink when you just want to crawl into bed is boring and annoying, whilst trying to have a laugh with your mates whilst someone is pointedly looking at their watch and rolling their eyes is even worse. If you're single, the night is over at exactly the right time for you.

You can start the New Year as you mean to go on

There's actually something quite special about taking charge of yourself as a single person on NYE and you can set the tone for the rest of the year. If you want to have a wild time, snog loads of people and wake up the next day still a bit squiffy but with a smile on your face, then you can really go for it, but, equally, if you'd prefer to see the new year in alone and sober and wake up the next morning feeling hangover-free and fresh for 2016, then you can do that too. Having the choice to do exactly what you want is very empowering. 

We hope you have a great New Year's Eve and we'll see you in 2016!

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