The countdown is on. When you’re unmarried (and ready to mingle) this new-year’s, decide to try breaking the ice with 2012-centric talk beginners.

Items to talk about in 2012:

The Year regarding the Dragon

January 23rd ushers in the year of the dragon. As opposed to the “I’m a Leo” line, decide to try, “I found myself created in on the pig.” Discuss simply how much (or just how small) you are aware concerning Chinese zodiac and then make programs for lunch in Chinatown.

: “In my opinion i will commemorate two New Year’s this season. Wanna join myself for Chinese in the 23rd?”

: Hold your own Chinese New Year party in 2012, filled with fun cooking testing. Invite your own big date to come very early and prepare with you whenever prep for any other visitors — unless you’d prefer a party for two.

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

The royals being very the hot subject since Kate donned that gorgeous Sarah Burton gown making the Windsor household crucial once more.

March 6th of 2012 marks the 60th anniversary of Queen Elizabeth II’s accession toward throne. Queen Victoria could be the just other monarch to achieve the milestone. Some Commonwealth countries are keeping official ceremonies and parties throughout March.

: “Queen Elizabeth II has-been on the throne for 60 years. In the event that you could hold just one title or job situation for six decades, what would it be?”

: enjoy with scones, tea and an assessment on the Queen.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games

The Games have London — maintaining our British-in-2012 theme — for a record-setting third time. The Olympics are really easy to talk about, and easy to prepare dates around. In addition they put people in a nostalgic function: discuss your favorite Olympic times from years past, or relive Vancouver’s features collectively.

: “that Olympic sport do you remain upwards all night simply to watch in realtime?”

: Turn your place into a recreations bar and invite couples ahead and see the game on your widescreen television. Supply drinks, snacks and flags. If you should be feeling lucky, have folks place bets regarding the occasions. The champions get hold of enjoyable awards alongside bragging legal rights. If you don’t have the area, drop by a crowded sports bar with your date and collectively cheer loudly for your nation.

The termination of the World

It’s difficult to commemorate the beginning of 2012 without pointing out the misinterpreted Mayan schedule (and various other eschatological philosophy) and the planet’s impending destruction on December 21st. Hollywood really loves doomsday stories, very carry out celebration discussions.

: “If this truly happened to be your own a year ago on earth, what might you are doing to really make it depend?”

: “what is actually your preferred end-of-days movie?” Or, more importantly, “Which Armageddon-esque flick is the most inadvertently humorous?”

: Movie race, anybody? Want to see 2012 and its cinematic counterparts. While you are nevertheless in catastrophe mode, make programs for per night of indulgence on December 21st, as soon as you’ll dine on the preferred, sinfully tasty ingredients. It will likely be your own last night on the planet, in the end.