– by E. Nazari
So, it’s back. Another dance. Another chance to dress up and just look and feel pretty or handsome. However, this is also probably one of the most stressful events also. Because there is a dreaded question. What if I don’t get a date? Well, here are some rather logical solutions as to how to handle this entire situation.
Go with friends. Sounds easy, right? Get a bunch of your best friends who are all dateless and spend the night hanging out. Who knows, a romance might bloom under the magical events of the Yule Ball. After all, many successful relationships succeed because people were friends first. It’s best not to force anything anyways. Go. Dress up. Have fun. Make a night of it with your friends. Maybe you could come up with a fun thing to do together at the Yule Ball this year. I’ve seen some of the group dances from Drumstrang–try one of those out with your group.
Go alone or stag. This is the theme that many young men are doing this year. It allows them to dance with as many different partners as they desire. Young woman, you can go stag as well! Rock that dress. Rock the make up. Be you! Flitter and float from dance partner to dance partner because you can. Hey, if you see someone standing on the side-lines looking awkward go and talk to them. There’s a good chance that they would welcome the invitation to dance. At the least you might just make a new friend. In the best? Who knows, you might discover someone that you had never noticed before.
Don’t go/self care. The other choice you have if you are going to be absolutely miserable all night because you are alone without a dancing partner or a date is to simply not go. Spend that time with a good book or in bed sleeping the day away. Merlin knows everyone has seemed to be on edge as of late. Take time to take care of yourself. A long hot shower. A peaceful cup of tea by the fireplace. A pyjama day where you don’t give a flying niffler short of how you look or what people think of you because simply it’s about you. Order something that is just for you to enjoy in the peace of your dorm and commons and simply enjoy the run of the rooms while everyone else is being crazy. A perfect introverted night.
Go home to your family. The last option isn’t really the most popular one but it is an option. Go home for the winter holidays and spend them with your family. However, you need to make those arrangements asap with your head of the house.
So, whatever you decide to do for the Yule Ball situation the most important part is to simply have fun. Be happy with whatever decision you make and be confident.
– by E. Nazari