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4 Reasons to Love Being Single Over New Year’s

Love being single on NYE

Oh, sure, no one to kiss, blah blah blah. How about this? How about, limitless numbers of people to kiss, and no one would look sideways at you for it?

But seriously: New Year’s is a great time to be single. Here are four more reasons why:

  1. No need to coordinate New Year’s Party schedules. Seriously. An old boyfriend and I once got into a terrible rip-roaring fight on the edge of Times Square over whose party to go to next. (We’re not together anymore.) As a singleton, you can go wherever you damn well please, and hang the consequences, because your schedule is yours and yours alone, to spend with the people you care about the most.
  2. No dress-up drama. Actual conversation between another ex-boyfriend and I:

“So…what are you wearing to Aileen’s?”

“I dunno. What are you wearing?”

“…This?”

“Okay, I’ll find something that kind of matches.”

Yes, it was ridiculous. And no, it didn’t matter who had which lines. And, if I’d been single, it would have never happened.

  1. Celebrate friendships, not romance. Oh, the New Year’s drama: You know what I mean. Sometimes, you get a lovely New Year’s, kissing your sweetie on a rooftop overlooking New York. Other times, you get a freakshow meltdown of a fight. (C’mon, we’ve all seen it happen.) Celebrating New Year’s on your own means you get to hang out with your friends as their friend, not as a couple unit.

Some friendships will outlast any relationship. New Year’s is a great time to recognize those.

  1. Celebrate yourself. What better way, what better holiday, to take a really good look at who you are, and recognize all the good you’ve done and all that you have in your life, than New Year’s Eve? Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions. Could one of yours be to be grateful for the things you bring yourself, and everything you offer the world? We think that’s a great thing to include.

Who’s single this New Year’s? Tell us in the comments below–and be proud of it!

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4 Comments

  • Jaya
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    Jaya
    December 27, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Not single this year, but could imagine my plans being a lot more exciting if I were! thanks for the vicarious thrill….

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    Opi Knight-Williams
    December 30, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Never had a boyfriend on New Years, ever (or any holiday, now that I think about it lol). Usually welcome the New Year in with my pets, in pajamas, either listening to music or sleeping. Makes me happy, so why not? Happy New Year!!!

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    Julie
    December 30, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Check out Pearls of Singledom on Facebook. There are lots of positive things listed about being single at all times of the year.

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    Sophie
    December 31, 2016 at 10:01 am

    Single, forgotten by the ones I considere friends… It has been like that for years!!!! It’s like I don’t exist…. Very painful to live every year!

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