New Year’s Eve is the last hurrah of the year, the culminating event in a holiday binge of eating, drinking, and celebrating. It’s a time to don glitzy outfits, reflect on the past, and ponder future resolutions. And then there’s the kiss at the stroke of midnight. Whether you ring in the new year by watching the Times Square ball drop on TV or toasting champagne at an upscale nightclub, tradition makes a case for celebrating the new year with people you enjoy. According to English and German folklore, the first person you encounter in a new year — and the nature of your encounter — sets the tone for the rest of the year. A kiss is about strengthening ties you wish to maintain in the future. If a couple celebrating together doesn’t take the time to lock lips, it doesn’t bode well for the relationship.
NEW YEAR'S EVE
A recent star-packed movie (you know, the one with more celebrities than rehab) tell us that anything can happen on New Year's Eve. For most, however, the endless possibilities for the last night of the year aren't a top priority. Rather, the perfect kiss is.
Great dress? Check. Wonderful New Year's Eve gathering to attend? Check. Hot guy on your arm? Check. Champagne for the toast? Check. New Year's resolutions created and posted on the fridge, laying on your nightstand or inside of your iPhone? Check. Then you are all set to ring in 2012, right? Hmm...not so much.
Pretty soon, we'll all sit around a table with loved ones, break bread and share what we are most thankful for this year. But as the season kicks off, there are some stresses that we don't feel grateful for -- like the challenge of dating during the holidays.
When I walked into my local Brooklyn Starbucks one mid-December morning, I wasn't expecting to get a New Year's Eve date. But as a recently minted 33-year-old with chronic No Boyfriend Disease, I did have a goal. Not only to get caffeinated, but also to test out a few pick-up tricks from the dating how-to guide I was reading.
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By Lori Bizocco for SingleEdition.com For those of Christian faith, the thought of meeting someone new or going on a date at midnight while the majority of people are sleeping can tempt our moral values by inviting sexual immorality, drinking and corruption of judgment. You’ve heard the saying, “Nothing good happens after midnight.” That statement resonates even stronger for those who are religious. Bars and nightclubs seem to be the main attraction during this “witching hour,” but these venues are not appropriate for those of faith.So, why even consider going out on a date or trying to find someone special after midnight? For many people, there isn’t much of a choice. With the downturn of the economy, more people are taking odd jobs, working longer hours and doing what they can to survive. Others are working overnight shifts and finding it hard to meet someone at hours when society, peers and the church wou
Two-thirds of Americans think they'll be getting a New Year's smooch. But when you're essentially kiss-free all year, it may seem like a tall order to cascade into a party on New Year's Eve and exit with smeared lipstick. We, on the other hand, think a midnight lip lock is as doable as that requisite glass of champagne. Here's how.
Another year. Another holiday season single. While it may be tempting to refill your eggnog, bake an extra batch of fudge and stock up on elastic pants, being alone need not be that dour. Flying solo when the calendar reaches November and letting that single status bleed into the New Year is truly, and honestly, a blessing.
Do you know anyone who keeps their New Year’s resolutions? Or even remembers them after January 15? I sure don’t. Most of us vow to lose weight, quit drinking, or cut up those credit cards. But some of us make relationship-related resolutions, and that’s what we’re here to talk about. After the jump are four resolutions. One of the four is valid; the other three are less so. Let’s see if you can tell which is which.
Looking for a low-key, cozy way to welcome in the New Year? How about snuggling up to your honey with a warm cup of glögg? Lest you stress about that charming but pesky umlaut, we’ll toss you a hint: Glögg rhymes with chug. Easy, right? Now here’s another tip: Feel free to use an inexpensive wine, since the added spices will take center stage in this winter cocktail.
If you've had it with crowded or costly New Year's Eve celebrations; Tango suggests scoping last-minute low fares to exciting new destinations. Here; we explore three potential places to start your year anew: Santa Fe, New Mexico, Lausanne, Switzerland or Riviera Maya, Mexico.