New year dating tips

— especially for those who belong to other marginalized groups, too — and many, many men aren’t coming out of it looking too great.Since my political despair has correlated with the decimation of my patience for bullshit male behavior in my personal life, here’s a list of what I’m not putting up with from dudes in 2017.

Maybe this year you find new places to go out and meet men? Surely you have married girlfriends who can introduce you to their single friends? Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.

Who knows, but if 2013 didn't do it for your sex life there's no way 2014 will unless you make a few tweaks. Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Regardless of whom you decide to celebrate with, have a discussion about what you both would enjoy doing and make a plan.

Here are some tips to help you have an anxiety-free New Year’s Eve this year. You can always bring a friend with you, which is a great idea and certainly guarantees a much better evening than a forced date.

Why Accept A Date Simply For The Sake Of Having One?

This is a common mistake made on both this holiday and Valentine’s Day.

This is largely due to the fact that we invest too much into trying to make this one day the most perfect of the year — when in truth, it’s really no different than the other 364 days. Lots of restaurants, clubs and various event venues book up early, so make certain that you make reservations or purchase tickets ahead of time.

We have all experienced an New Year’s Eve that we look back on with regrets.

Ella Fitzgerald warbled that question to so many over the years with her marvelous voice.

It’s been a while since your 20s and 30s and the pressures on singles so well represented in “When Harry Met Sally” to have to have a date for New Year’s Eve.

Right, you'll be left with a very limited dating pool. If you like a guy, don't be afraid to make the move. You may be scared of hurting him, scared of change and scared of being single, but aren't all those momentary blips better than being unhappy in a relationship that you know isn't right?