New Year's Eve is one of those holidays that can feel like more trouble than it's worth. There's a lot of pressure surrounding the last day of the year — to find the perfect party, a dazzling dress and, most of all, someone to smooch.Securing a New Year's Eve date can be totally stressful if you're not already seeing someone special.If you're not in a relationship, the prospect of scrounging to find a date at the last minute can sound pretty unappealing. So what's the solution? Don't do it.
You don't have to have a date or someone to kiss when the clock strikes 12 to have a successful New Year's Eve. In fact, opting out of the stress of finding a plus-one for the night may just lead to a much happier celebration. If you're not going with someone you're already dating, chances are he or she won't live up to your NYE fantasies. Maybe they'll get too drunk, maybe they'll be a bad kisser, or maybe you guys just won't have any chemistry. Then, you spent your whole holiday with someone lousy, when you could have spent it with someone else who — even though they weren't your date — would have made for a much better evening.
New Year's Eve is about reflecting on the previous year and looking forward to the year to come. Wouldn't you rather spend the night with someone who was a part of your life in 2015 and will most likely be in your life in 2016 instead of someone random just because they happen to be a date? If you don't have a plus-one you're really looking forward to ringing in the new year with, consider spending the holiday with these other, more meaningful people that you truly love.