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Single Life Series: Spooky Season aka Cuffing Season

It’s the spookiest time of the year. Finally the time for butt loads of candy, picking out the perfect costume, and the inevitable cuffing season.

Cuffing season is basically when it starts to get colder outside, or in Arizona’s case bearable, and the feelings of fall are in full effect. This is the time of year when a lot of people start getting into relationships.

It starts with Halloween. The couple’s costumes, scary movie dates, pumpkin carving and everything else  far and inbetween. Then as the leaves fall and the holiday season is in full swing, the number of couples climb at an alarming rate.

How do you deal with the holiday dating FOMO, the constant questions from relatives about your love life and just trying to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year while single? Well here are a few fall time activities I like to do with friends or by myself during this time of year:

Bake Spooky Cookies

You know the ones I’m talking about, the pillsbury sugar cookies that come as either little ghosts or pumpkins that remind you of your childhood. This is the perfect time of year to head down to your local grocery store and make an excuse to bake with some of your favorite people.

Haunted House/Corn Maze

There’s nothing better than having your adrenaline pumping, seeing your best friends get scared and coming out of a haunted house with stories galore; I would highly recommend at least once even if horror is not usually up your ally.

Movie Marathan

Whether you like the Addams Family Values (which is my personal favorite) or are more of a Halloweentown type of person, there are a ton of halloween movies that will get you in the mood for all the haunted festivities.

Painting Pumpkins

Instead of (or also) doing the traditional pumpkin carving, you can paint whatever your spooky heart desires on a pumpkin to get in the spirit!

Also, one thing I like to do/remember during this time of year is that everything in life has phases. Some are comforting, warm and overall joyous while others are frigid and you can’t wait for them to be over. Regardless of which phase you are in, you can always find something good in it.

No plans this Halloween?tay in eating your favorite candy and watch throwback Disney halloween episodes. Upset that you’re single this fall? Flip the script and fall for yourself. You deserve to treat yourself (see what I did there?). In the end, as the year slowly begins to wind down, you can choose to spend the  time wallowing or making it spooktacular!

Daria is an Arizona State University graduate with a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from the Walter Cronkite School. She was the Chapter Leader of Her Campus at ASU from fall 2018 to spring 2021 and is excited to start the next chapter of her life.
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