Going Single to Christmas Ball

No date? No problem!

At Regent, the Christmas Ball is one of the most anticipated events of the year. The music, the dancing, the dresses and suits, food, photo booths, and now we are having carriage rides!? This event is an amazing time to unwind at the end of the semester. However, if you don’t have a date, you may be thinking, what’s the point? Is it worth it to go alone?

I want to assure you that going stag is just as fun as going with a date. I’ve gone by myself and with a date and thoroughly enjoyed both times, but there are some unique qualities with going by yourself that shouldn’t be missed.

  1. No commitments. You are free to meander wherever you like. Want to get some food? Go for it. Want to dance a bit? Nothing is holding you back. See some friends across the room – go saunter over there. You have the freedom to go where you’d like, whenever you’d like, and with whomever you’d like without having to inform or bring another person.
  2. No pressure. If your date is a good friend or someone you’re romantically involved with, that pressure may not exist. But sometimes having a date adds a level of pressure which takes away from the event. Going alone means no need to impress anyone. You are free to just be you and enjoy yourself. Also, you don’t have to worry about matching your date, which makes clothing possibilities endless.
  3. Making memories. Take this time to make memories with friends. This is one of the last chances you will have to see your friends before Christmas break, so take advantage of it! Don’t just not go to the dance because you don’t have a date. Find a group of friends and make memories, take pictures, and let loose.

If you don’t have a date, don’t let it deter you from enjoying yourself. It is not unusual for people to go alone or with a group of friends. This event is a great time to make memories and spend time with your peers. You don’t need a date to make it special. Besides, you just made it through finals week. Treat yourself to some fun!

Tickets for the Christmas Ball are on sale now until Dec. 8! Stop by Student Services (SC 201) or visit us online to purchase yours. Student Services is able to take cash or card. Pre-sale single tickets are $25; couple tickets are $45; all tickets are $25 at the door. Split the couple price with a friend or a date to save some money before Dec. 8! 

For any questions regarding ticket pricing, email the event coordinator, Sean Moore, at seanmoo@mail.regent.edu.

Danielle Crowley is a Staff Writer for The Daily Runner.