It’s a bizarre New Year’s tradition, but one we all feel duly obliged to take part in anyway - the midnight kiss.
When you hear Big Ben strike 12, you have to grab the nearest human and pucker up.
But in case you find yourself feeling a little lonesome, here are 10 things to do instead.
1. Hide in the toilet.
“Oh no. Did I miss midnight?!?!’
2. Check your phone.
*Definitely an important email here somewhere*
3. Call your mum.
She is contractually obliged to support you through this loneliness.
4. Stuff your face.
No one can kiss you with a mouth full of food.
5. Take a strategic power nap.
The energy burst will mean you can stay up all night.
6. Shots, shots, shots.
A round of shots means no one is kissing anyone.
7. Kiss a pet.
There’s always a cat or dog at a house party.
8. Go for a hug.
The platonic alternative to a kiss.
9. Wave your arms in the air.
’Tis the season to be celebrating.
10. Count all the kisses you’ve had in the last 365 days.
That’ll keep you busy till 12.01.