The countdown is found on. If you find yourself single (and ready to mingle) this New Year’s, attempt damaging the ice with 2012-centric discussion beginners.

Things to discuss in 2012:

The season regarding the Dragon

January 23rd ushers around of this dragon. As opposed to the “I’m a Leo” range, attempt, “I became produced in from the pig.” Chat about how much (or exactly how small) you understand towards Chinese zodiac then make programs for dinner in Chinatown.

: “i believe I should commemorate two new-year’s this season. Want to join myself for Chinese throughout the 23rd?”

: keep your personal Chinese new-year party in 2012, that includes enjoyable culinary experimentation. Encourage your big date to come early and prepare along with you as you prep for any other friends — until you’d prefer a party for 2.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The royals being quite the hot topic since Kate donned that gorgeous Sarah Burton gown making the Windsor family crucial once more.

March sixth of 2012 markings the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession with the throne. Queen Victoria is the just other monarch to attain the milestone. Some Commonwealth countries are going to be holding recognized ceremonies and celebrations throughout March.

: “Queen Elizabeth II was about throne for 60 decades. In the event that you could hold just one subject or task position for six years, what can it be?”

: enjoy with scones, tea and a screening on the Queen.

The 2012 Summertime Olympic Games

The Games can be found in London — keeping with our British-in-2012 theme — for a record-setting 3rd time. The Olympics are easy to chat about, and easy to plan dates around. They even place folks in a nostalgic mode: discuss your favorite Olympic minutes from decades past, or relive Vancouver’s shows collectively.

: “that Olympic sport could you remain upwards through the night only to watch in real time?”

: switch your place into a recreations club and invite couples ahead and watch the online game in your widescreen television. Provide beverages, snacks and flags. If you’re feeling lucky, have people place bets on the events. The champions take-home fun awards in conjunction with bragging rights. Without having the area, check out a crowded activities bar along with your time and together cheer loudly for the country.

The End of the whole world

It’s hard to commemorate the beginning of 2012 without discussing the misinterpreted Mayan diary (along with other eschatological values) and the planet’s impending break down on December 21st. Hollywood likes doomsday stories, very would celebration conversations.

: “If this truly had been your last year in the world, what would you do to make it rely?”

: “what is your chosen end-of-days film?” Or, more importantly, “Which Armageddon-esque movie is the most accidentally entertaining?”

: Movie marathon, anybody? Want to watch 2012 and its own cinematic alternatives. As long as you’re still in catastrophe setting, make strategies for every night of extravagance on December twenty-first, once you’ll eat on the preferred, sinfully tasty ingredients. It is the last night on the planet, in the end.