Whatever you're thinking of sending don't. In case you need some extra encouragement, here are just some reasons you should do the complete opposite of texting your ex on New Year's.
1. You're probably drunk.
You pre-gamed the pre-game, downed an obscene amount of tequila shots, had one too many glasses of champagne, and now it's six minutes until midnight and you’re wondering if you should just text them: you shouldn’t.
2. They are also, probably drunk.If you’re drunk enough that you’re actually contemplating sending that text, then chances are they are also on the same tip, if not past it. Two wrongs don’t make a right and two drunk ex-lovers definitely don’t either, so back away from the phone.
3. New year, new you.A new year doesn’t necessarily have to mean a whole new you, but it should mean new experiences, new goals, and possibly (certainly) new lovers. That’s not to say that everyone’s primary focus in the new year should be finding romance, but it definitely shouldn’t mean hashing up old ones. A sense of pride, self-respect, and a little bit of optimism is all anyone really needs to start off the year on a clean slate, so don’t blow it all on someone who isn’t worth thinking about.
4. Unfulfilling reply.
When sending one of those risky texts you know you probably shouldn’t be sending anyway, there’s only one of three ways that it could turn out. They might send an uncomfortably nice reply that oversteps whatever boundaries you guys might have established since things ended, but boundaries seem to be out the window at this point.
Option two, they reply with an extremely dry and passive aggressive “Thanks, you too,” which just proves that fact that they should be left in the past where they belong. Or three, they hit you with the classic “Read: 12:03 a.m.”, which might be the worst one of them all. Don’t waste your time trying to find some sense of "closure" and go kiss someone new at midnight.