What Does Your New Years Kiss Say About You?
It’s midnight on January 1st, 2016. Where are you?
Are you huddled up in a champagne toast with your girls? Are you passed out over the toilet? Or are you locking lips with a hunk you met at the open bar?
Many of us may claim to be over the idea of a “new years kiss.” In fact, many of may be over New Years in general. I mean, c’mon, NYE hasn’t been cool since we were 14 and it was actually a huge privilege to be able to stay out past midnight. However, once you’ve got a few martinis into you and are really feeling sexy in your sequined minidress around 11:45, you realize that you do kind of want to ring in the New Year with a smooch.
If you’re in a relationship and you’ll be with your boo on New Years, it’s easy. If you’re not, things can get a little more tricky when trying to secure your one-night-kiss for 2016.
Your Significant Other
As long as you’re kissing your bae at a party and not on your couch, this is totally cool. Revel in the fact that you’re one of the few who has a relatively planned New Years kiss. While you’re hugging your honey, the rest of us will be chasing the cute bartender with a Tequila Sunrise in our hand as the ball drops.
Your Opposite Sex Friend
Did you and your best guy friend make a “pact” that if neither of you had someone to kiss, you’d kiss each other? That’s so cliché that it sounds like the beginning of a rom-com starring Jennifer Lawrence. If you’re agreeing to kiss your platonic guy friend, you’re clearly somewhat attracted to him. If he’s agreeing to kiss you, he’s clearly somewhat attracted to you (or he’s really, really drunk). The next pact you two make is probably going to be something along the lines of being friends with benefits, and it’s basically going to be a bad sequel to that movie starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.
A Group Kiss
This is less like an orgy than it sounds, I promise. Honestly, if you’ve never brought in the New Year with a group kiss, you’re missing out. If you find yourself taking a shot to 2015 and pecking all your close girl and guy friends, you have a great year ahead of you. After all, if you spend the first few seconds of 2016 searching for a man, what does that say about the rest of your year? By spending your New Years kiss in a group of friends, it shows that you don’t take NYE very seriously (the rest of us should follow suit).
The closer it gets to midnight, the cuter the guy standing next to you seems to be. You’re not sure if it’s the champagne or the timing, but by the time 11:55 hits you’ve become resigned that you’re going to lock lips with him in five minutes. A little desperate and below your standards? Sure. Do you care? Nope. Nothing wrong with sipping the kool-aid, as long as you know that your New Years kiss isn’t going to mean anything to you within the next hour.
You’ve been at the club for three hours, with no eligible men in sight. Your girls all have boo-thangs, and it’s almost midnight. There may not be sexy men, but there are plenty of bottles. While your girlfriends make out with the dudes that they’ll eventually dump in 2016, you’re just going to go ahead and do work on that bottle of Belvedere. Alcohol may be dangerous, but so is love, girl. A hangover is better than a broken heart.
If your New Years kiss is with your ex, you better have some good ass resolutions planned, because you’ve already made your first mistake of 2016. Better luck in the next 11 months of the year, sweetie.
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