Whether we are single or not, I think we can all have more fun and better health when we engaged in relationships and build new ones. However, building new relationships can be a struggle among single people at times.
Let’s face it and I’m speaking from my long years of being single. Sometimes we become so used to being by ourselves, doing our own thing, being with the same group of people. And when we continue on this path year after year, we don’t really get to know new people and possibly date someone new.
Again from my experience and that of my friends, we had to invest time and energy (and even resources!) to be able to meet new people to build lasting friendships and for some to build relationships that paved the way to the altar.
So really, we have to welcome new things. New way of doing things. And it is the new year. It really is time for the new. (Okay. Overemphasis of the word “new” in this paragraph.)
Allow me then to tell you some new things you can consider doing on New Year’s Eve that can possibly pave the way for new friendships and relationships. Here we go:
1. Join a party or gathering outside of your own family circle and usual circle of friends.
Of course, if you stick to the same group of people, you won’t really meet someone new. Spend time with your family and gang on other days but for this coming new year’s eve, try something new. (Okay, you can tag along one or two of your singles buddies to the party/gathering).
Now, don’t tell me you have no idea which party/gathering to go to. Ask around, read up, scour social media, check out establishments (hotels, events center) in your area which can be sponsoring new year’s eve party or countdown events. Go out. Mingle.
2. Organize your own party/countdown event.
Well, if you can’t find an event to your liking, why not organize your own? And since you are the host, it can be as elaborate or as simple as you like. And it can be as fun as you like.
For this you may consider inviting some close family members and friends but MAKE SURE you invite new people, too. So it makes sense that before this new year’s eve event, you should already have a list of who to possibly invite, worked out the costs, the venue. This can be really fun, you know 🙂
3. Go online.
Yes, go online and connect with new people. This was what a couple of my friends did. They went on and tried dating sites and actually met their future husbands online. Yup, this happens more times than we know.
4. Hang out at a music club.
Okay, you may add hang out at a dance club, too. I just prefer the music club (like jazz club or folk music club) because I prefer listening/playing music than dancing 🙂 Many of these clubs stay open past midnight.
The point is that just by being at a place where you can enjoy something you like, like listening/playing music and dancing will bring you in the company of new people who love the same things you do.
5. Travel to a new place.
Why not? Travelling can open up new things for you to experience and yes, to meet new people.
A few days before new year’s eve, drive, sail or fly away to another city, country and celebrate there in the midst of new people, new culture even. Bring along a friend for fun and for safety (!). It’s a new place, culture after all.
6. Go on a cruise and welcome the New Year at sea.
Check out any New Year cruises and float your way to new experiences and meeting new people as the clock strikes 12.
7. Attend a concert or dinner concert.
Some hotels, clubs and key venues would hold a concert or concert dinner in time for new year’s eve. This is one way for you to meet new people and just in case you don’t, at least you enjoyed the music and/or dinner.
8. If you love playing music or singing, organize or join a jamming session.
This was one that my single friends actually did several years ago. And it was a blast! We enjoyed singing and playing live music to welcome the new year. They also made sure to invite new people to the group who either could play, sing or just enjoy live music. Some dating relationships were later on birthed from that event. This is a fun and cool way to meet new people on new year’s eve.
9. If you love games, organize or join a game night.
I have single friends who have done this. Board games, card games or video games — have fun and meet new people in the process. If you do the organizing, you can always ask your friends to bring their friends or contacts that you may not have met yet.
10. If you love literature or creative writing, organize or join a poetry reading.
My friends and I used to organize poetry readings and we met so many new people in the process! Attendees can either share what they have written themselves or works from writers they love. This common love for words actually paved the way for relationships (and marriages!) later on.
Let the new year be a time to meet new people. And for that to happen, do something different and fun, too, for a change 🙂