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What to Do When You Arrive Solo

What to Do When You Arrive Solo

Simple strategies to ensure you have fun when you don't know anyone else there

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It can be nerve-racking to go to a party alone, but it can also be a great way to meet people. Since it's all on you, you can stay as long as you want, talk to whoever you want, and be whoever you want to be. I'm not saying you should lie to everyone, but if a bunch of euros fall out of your purse, you can talk about just getting back from Europe even if you haven't gone in 10 months. And because you're alone, you might seem mysterious. If you play your cards right, you'll be the most popular guest at the shindig. People will be dying to hang out with you! They'll pay for you to make appearances at their parties! You'll become a household name for "PARTY MACHINE"!

Or, at least you won't just stand in the corner the whole time, being all awkward-like. Here's what we think you should do to make a statement at a party if you're all alone.

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- Lauren Passell, HowAboutWe...

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