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It’s almost October which not only means Halloween but cuffing season as well. Cuffing season begins in late September, early October and lasts until the end of February. Urban Dictionary defines it as “During the fall and winter months, people who would normally rather be single or promiscuous find themselves, along with the rest of the world, desiring to be ‘cuffed’ or tied down by a serious relationship…” Fall is the perfect time to start your search for a potential cuffing season mate because it offers different opportunities. From first dates to Starbucks dates for pumpkin spice lattes to going to haunted houses, your options are endless in the fall. The reason for cuffing season is not known, but it could be because you have to stay inside for prolonged periods of time by yourself or it’s the thought of cuddling with someone watching Netflix trying to stay warm. Whatever the reason is, something about this cold weather makes everyone have the desire to find someone special.


Once you have found your perfect mate and been cuffed, you are now living stress-free. There is no need to worry about who you’re going to a Halloween Party with or who’s going to keep you warm and hold your hand on the way to class because you’ve got that covered. Once finals week is over and winter break starts, it is full-blown cuffing season. You might have all the time in the world to spend with your go-to guy without the stress of classes and homework getting in the way. You can now rely on him to plan everything romantic to do during that time because he also has so much time in his hands.

Don’t think that after a long winter break filled with cuddling and presents that your cuffing season is over. You will just be getting to the best part which is Valentine’s Day. You need to keep that special someone around for the last, most romantic holiday. This is either seen as the most hated holiday of the year or one of the best, but no need to fear. You’ll be all set with your companion by your side! It’s always nice to have someone to plan Valentine’s day with. You now have a guy to buy you that extremely oversized teddy bear that you’ve always wanted.

A few weeks after Valentine’s day is when cuffing season finally comes to a close. It’s been a long ride filled with lots of kisses, hand holding, and maybe even Netflix and chill sessions, but it’s time to let go. Of course, you will be sad, but now you have time to plan for spring break! You might have a different scenario. You and your partner have really hit it off and for you, cuffing season won’t come to an end anytime soon. If that happens to you, then welcome to relationship life!

Here are some wise words for anyone engaging in cuffing season this fall: be honest about what your intentions are with your potential someone and also have fun. No need to search high and low for someone because it will come in its own time.





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