A Single’s Guide to New Year’s
Where did the time go? I must still be recovering from last year’s hangover because this year went by too fast. But I’m ready to tackle this new year with new ambitions, and so should you. Set some goals for yourself and make them happen. It can be anything from a new outlook on life to a new wardrobe.
If love is what you’re after, you’ll need to put in more effort than just simply making a wish. I truly believe you fall in love when you least expect it, so a resolution simply isn’t enough; but it can be a start.
Being single is a mentality. You don’t want to settle down, and you’re having shameless fun as you should. Some would argue you are not single by choice, but you kind of are. While you may want a significant other, ask yourself what you’re doing to achieve it.
Anyone can be with someone, but that’s not the case because people have standards and types. While you can complain that you will be single for life, I’m sure someone either already wants you or would be with you. But, you do not give them the time of day or would rather die. No one is permanently single, they are just struggling to find the one that fits their mold. And either they will eventually find someone in time, or they will settle for less. I don’t think you should ever settle, but working on projects can be fun. Find someone who fits most of your requirements, and work with that. You can’t necessarily change someone, but you can definitely influence them.
The new year is just about to start, and you have plenty of time to scope out working projects later in the year. Let’s focus on that New Year’s kiss. Here are a few tips on how to balance vulnerability and confidence to attract that lucky person.
Don’t be creepy and stare down every guy you see. You are going for available, not desperate. But if someone does catch your eye, make it known. There may be plenty of others wanting the guy you spot, so be seductive but welcoming.
If your guy can’t see you in the sea of partying people, be bold and approach him. It’s New Year’s and you may never see them again, so what do you have to lose? Be flirty, not eager, and just do it.
Okay so you’ve approached this person, now what? Positive body language is key. Smiles and laughs go a long way. Show off your adorable personality and your hot bod. But, also pay attention to him. If you two are hitting it off, that’s fantastic. If not, maybe he is not interested. Or maybe he is hot but the most boring human, in which case you may either still use them for a kiss or move along.
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Maybe you’ll keep in contact with your New Year’s kiss, and he can be your working project. Maybe he is already your dream man, and it will be a storybook love. Or maybe he was mediocre, and you got desperate. Regardless, if you get a kiss that’s great, but if you don’t, just kiss your Champagne glass and have a wild night. It’s not the end of the world, it’s the start of a new year.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.