Top 5 Things NOT to Do for New Year's Eve 2016

1. No Drunk Texting

Don’t even THINK about drunk texting a past lover IF you’re feeling lonely. Trust us and trust your sober judgement! It’ll only lead to New Year's disappointment (like crying and drinking wine in the shower type of disappointment).              

2. Do Not Leave Your Home Without A Charged Phone

One of my favorite songs/quotes right now is sung by an artist by the name of Lizzo.  She poses the question, “Where the hell my phone, huh? How I’m POSED to get home?”

This tip may seem hella small… but as a single woman it is SUPER imperative to ensure a fun and safe night. Make sure your phone is charged and you have a backup plan in the event that something crazy happens.  We’ve all had those crazy nights and there is NOTHING worse than being stranded somewhere without a phone, comfortable shoes, and a plan B.

3. Don’t Go Out Without a “SINGLE LADY BAG” Emergency Kit

Just in case you’re NEW to this, a “Single lady bag” consists of the following essentials:  

  • Edge control
  • Mini toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Condoms (come on ...we’re all grown consenting adults)
  • Mirror (just to sneakingly make sure you have that “I woke up like this” glow)
  • Mini Deodorant
  • Mini Lotion
  • Facial Wash
  • Lipstick

4. Resist Irresponsible Spontaneity

Some of us LOVE a good spontaneous night, however, the creeps ARE OUT! It’s even more imperative if you’re out alone to monitor your drinks, take a photo of your skeevy looking uber driver, AND avoid men/all people that wear yellow fluorescent sunglasses IN the club. Just be aware of your surroundings.

5. Do Not Go On a Blind Date

Blind dates are cool, BUT they can be the ultimate disaster for New Year’s Eve, especially if you’re meeting up with someone from a dating app. I once went on a blind date with a guy who wore a prison-esque khaki pants suit and drank wine DIRECTLY from the bottle...in the middle of a beautiful restaurant!!! You do NOT want to be stuck with a person like THAT for the entire night!!!  Or maybe you do….