Scientifically speaking, your New Year’s Eve is going to suck

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You’ve picked out a fancy outfit, you have a promising lead on a partner for that midnight kiss, and you’re anxiously awaiting the opportunity to send the horrific year that was 2016 straight to the curb. Everything’s shaping up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve. Right? Wrong.

Turns out, if you’re one of the 83 percent of people who says you’re generally disappointed by New Year’s, it’s kinda your own fault. Setting unrealistically high expectations, trying too hard to have a good time, and drinking too much (or paying too much for those drinks) is a recipe for guaranteed let-down on the big night.

The folks at AsapSCIENCE break it all down in their latest video:

So if you want to have a great start to 2017, start getting real about how likely that actually is.

Monica Riese

Monica Riese

Monica Riese now serves as the Daily Dot’s director of production, having previously been the publication’s entertainment editor and assistant managing editor. She is based in Austin, Texas, and formerly contributed to the Austin Chronicle, where her breaking news work was recognized by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.