9 Things To Kiss On New Year's Eve When You Don't Have A Bae At Midnight

Ad failed to load

With New Year's Eve quickly approaching, it's never too early to start nailing down your plans. For everyone out there who will be taking on the night without a bae, you've likely found yourself wondering what will I kiss come midnight? Well, the good news is, if you're trying to come up with things to kiss on New Year's Eve, you've got a pretty long list of things to choose from, surprisingly.

It can be easy to forget about all of the amazing things that we've got going on in our lives when faced with the NYE blues. Even the most confident and freedom-loving singles run the risk of slipping into a rut. Despite the glasses clinking and the smiles all around, inside, perhaps you can't help but feel a bit lonesome. At times like these, it's never a bad idea to take some a moment to appreciate the things that you do have. Friends, family, maybe even a beloved furry friend who always puts a smile on your face. So don't worry if you don't have a significant other, because here are 10 other things to kiss on NYE instead.

1. Yourself

Ad failed to load

Self-care is important, yo. In a world that often feels like it's on the brink of destruction — which, honestly, what did we expect, considering the leader of the free world is legit a Cheeto, and not even a Flamin' Hot one — somehow, you've managed to live to see another year, and that's certainly something that warrants a smooch. So make like a sixth grader, give yourself a shoulder hickey in the bathroom, and tell your friends a hot stranger did it. I guarantee they'll probably be way too drunk to recall the convo later, so... NBD.

2. A Bottle Of Bubbly

JessieWareVEVO on YouTube
Ad failed to load

NYE is the best excuse to go on a champagne-campaign. We need to take to the streets and pop them bottles.

Once the moment is right, your eyes will meet from across the crowded club. With a surge of confidence, you'll make your way over to the bar where the shapely bottle is waiting. Then, you'll decide to go in for the kill. Ideally, this should all be happening with "Champagne Kisses" playing in the background for maximum drama.

3. 2017 Goodbye

Ad failed to load

Let's be honest: It's been a real ripper of a year. But lucky for us, it's almost over. At midnight, it'll be out with the old and in with the new, peeps. So kiss 2017 goodbye at midnight and rest assured the year is dead.

4. Your BFF

Ad failed to load

Friends are one of the only things that make life worth living. This past year, you and your BFF have likely laughed together, cried together, and probably gave each other a ton of unsolicited advice. If you're really close, then they may have even lent you some clean underwear after an impromptu sleepover. That bestie deserves a big, sloppy, you're-my-number-one kiss.

5. Your Pet

Ad failed to load

Specifically, kiss your pet's nose. Sometimes, it's cold and wet; sometimes, it's warm and clammy. Either way, pet noses are the bomb dot com. That poor creature has essentially been forced to bare witness to your best and worst moments, and they've been there for you through it all. They deserve all the love they can get.

6. A Bald Man's Head

Ad failed to load

Want to ensure that 2018 is better than 2017? You're definitely gonna need some luck, so keep your eyes peeled for a balding bae. Apparently, there's a weird superstition that kissing a bald man's head will give you good luck. Although there's no reason to believe that's true, with the sh*t storm that was 2017, you can never be too careful.

7. A Stranger

Ad failed to load

If you are lucky enough to do the impossible and find a gorgeous stranger on NYE who appears to be without a date, then congratulations, the dating gods have heard your prayers. Don't let this opportunity slip away. When the time is right — somewhere between hello and goodnight — lay a consensual one on 'em.

8. A Late-Night Snack

Ad failed to load

With all that partying you'll be doing on NYE, you are definitely going to need some drunk food. As the night starts to wind down, and you're ushering in 2018, take a moment and lightly kiss the delicious snack next to you.

9. Your Ex — Maybe

Ad failed to load

OK, OK, usually, I encourage leaving the past in the past. But if the opportunity presents itself and there are few, if any, more promising options, then kissing an ex who didn't do you dirty on NYE is forgivable. You can just blame in on the alcohol, and then, disappear into the night.

Regardless of what shenanigans you find yourself participating in this NYE, make sure you put that pout to work. Even if you don't have a bae, there are still a ton of things in your life that likely deserve some lovin'.

Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.

Ad failed to load

Check out the “Best of Elite Daily” stream in the Bustle App for more stories just like this!

Ad failed to load

Must Reads

These Subtle Red Flags Could Mean You're About To Get Sick, So Here's What To Do

When you're constantly on the move, it can be easy to miss the signals your body is trying to send to you about how you're really feeling. Knowing how to tell you're getting sick isn't necessarily a complicated process. It's more about taking the tim…
By Caroline Burke

These 6 Workouts Can Be Done Right On Your Couch, & Yes, They Do Count As Exercise

Ever have that feeling when you're watching the Olympics like you should be working out, or at least stretching, but in reality you're just laying around eating chips? Yeah, me neither. But if you do ever feel that pull to work out when you're just l…
By Annakeara Stinson

10 Things You Should Say To Your Partner Every Day To Keep The Love Alive

When it coms to love, falling into it is a lot easier than maintaining it. There’s a reason, after all, that it's called "falling" in love, because it's mostly out of your control — the heart just takes over. Because those emotions come so easily and…
By Rachel Shatto

Science Says These 8 Foods Can Help You Live Longer, So Eat Up

If you're looking to live forever, or at least for an appropriately long amount of time, then the best way to get started on your journey toward immortality is to think about what you're putting into your body for fuel. Think of your diet as the batt…
By Caroline Burke

I Live In London & When Guys Find Out I'm American, They Only See Me As A Fling

I first entered the world of dating apps during a semester abroad in London, and I had zero idea what I was getting myself into. I was 21, had only ever dated boys I'd met through work, school, or mutual friends, and my appreciation for romantic come…
By Genevieve Wheeler

Here's Exactly How You'll Fall In Love, Based On Your Astrological Sign

One of my favorite things about learning about my zodiac sign and others' is learning patterns about my behavior that I can acknowledge and use to my advantage. As a Scorpio sun sign, I know I'm typically described as mysterious, drawn to loyal peopl…
By Elana Rubin

These 8 Red Flags Might Mean You're Pushing Yourself Too Hard In Your Workouts

If you live by the motto "no pain, no gain," or you frequently exclaim that your HIIT circuits "hurt so good," you're probably the type of person who challenges yourself to the max during your workouts. And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, i…
By Georgina Berbari

I Tried Vegan "Spacepaste" & It Looks Like Straight-Up LED Lights On Your Face

As you might have noticed, 2018 is the year for glitter. So many brands have been releasing shining, shimmering formulations like they're going out of style. We're not even halfway through February, and Lemonhead LA has already launched the best glit…
By Kim Carpluk

These "Awkward" Proposal Stories Show There's No One Perfect Way To Get Engaged

There are a few adjectives people use to describe proposal stories that tend to be a bit more common than the rest. You know what I mean. How many times have you heard someone describe their marriage proposal as "magical" or "romantic" or — my person…
By Candice Jalili

This $20 Toy Simulates Pimple Popping, So You Can Save Your Face (But Still Lose Your Dignity)

As a self-proclaimed popaholic, I am not ashamed to admit that I love watching pimple popping and blackhead extraction videos. Call me gross, but I find it immensely therapeutic and satisfying. To all of my fellow weirdos, we’ve been blessed with a n…
By Ariana Marsh

Everyone Is So Thirsty Over This “Photo” Of Obama With Facial Hair

It's been a hot minute since President Barack Obama left the Oval office (though it feels like ages), and a lot of us miss him dearly. After leaving the White House, the 44th president remained out of the public eye for a little while, decompressing …
By Daniella Bondar

Meghan Markle Uses This $13 Natural Wonder To Grow Her Eyebrows Back & You Can Too

Meghan Markle is the world's new go-to celebrity for all things fashion and beauty — she's marrying a prince after all, so she must have some tricks up her sleeve. Meghan Markle's beauty routine is just as intricate as mine, because that's how real s…
By Alison Turka

7 Foolproof Things To Do Every Day If You're Tired Of Being Lazy AF

Being lazy can be oh-so-lovely. Until you start letting life pass you by, and not living to your full potential, then suddenly, it's not so good anymore. Don't get me wrong, I love my weekends when I can stay snuggled up in bed just a bit longer. Hit…
By Marisa Casciano

This Is How Long Most People Wait To Say "I Love You," Science Says

If I had to choose one word to describe saying "I love you" to your partner for the first time, I'd have to go with... hmm, exciting? Nope. Thrilling? Hardly. Terrifying? YES. Exactly. Saying "I love you" for the first time is terrifying. What makes …
By Candice Jalili

6 Reasons To Travel Abroad With Your Boyfriend Or Girlfriend In Your 20s

Traveling can be many things: hectic, expensive, and definitely stressful. But with the right people or person beside you, all those troubles kind of just melt away. That's why there are some solid reasons to travel abroad with your boyfriend or girl…
By Alani Vargas

7 Subtle Red Flags About The Way The Person You're Dating Treats Other People

You've done it. Against all odds, you've found the seemingly perfect person. All of your dates have been amazing, filled with endless hours of deep conversation and sweet affections. And how is it possible that you have, like, everything in common? T…
By Lily Rouff

Opal Hair Is The Latest Color Trend & It's So 'Zenon: Girl Of The 21st Century'

If you were a fan of the unicorn highlighters or mermaid hair hues that took over 2017, then you’re in for a treat. A new beauty trend has arisen and it's as fantastical as it gets. These photos of opal hair color prove that too much rainbow is never…
By Ariana Marsh