It’s at the top of the “awkward situations that single people wish they could avoid” list…
The “magical” midnight kiss.
We’ve all been there, sitting in our slightly uncomfortable New Year’s attire, marinating in the fact that we don’t have anyone to kiss at the stroke of midnight.
Where did this awkward cliché originate? Well according to German and English folklore, the first person you come in contact with in the new year—and the nature of this encounter—will set the tone for your year. In other words, a bad kiss could mean 365-days of bad luck—which looking back at my twenties—there might be some truth to this.
Well for those who don’t believe in superstition, I’ve compiled a list of things to do at midnight that don’t involve self-pity or making out with strangers.
1. Throw Your Glass In The Air Like You Just Don’t Care
Keep it as simple as “CHEERS” if you’d like. Find someone else who’s not locking lips and raise your glass to a lit New Year!
2. Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Round up ‘all the single ladies’ aka your uncoupled friends and have a shot on deck for the end of the countdown!!
3. Take the First Selfie of 2016!
While everyone is staring into the drunken eyes of people they won’t remember in a week, you’ll be staring at your true star player, aka your damn self!
4. Post Your First Tweet/Status Update of the New Year
Make your first status or tweet of the year and post it at midnight! It’ll be interesting to see what your first thoughts of 2017 were when you look back at the end of the year.
5. Hugs Are Free!
Listen, anyone who survived 2016 deserves a damn hug. Also, I’ve never heard of anyone having “hug regret” the next morning.
6. Phone-A-Friend, Or Even Your Parents
If you’re not too hammered already, call someone and tell them that you love them. There’s no better way to start the year than by focusing on the people who actually want to be a part of your life.