The Uncuffing Season

Now that the weather is getting warmer, there is a lot less need for extra body heat. With people hoping to get their beach body ready, it’s the perfect time to drop a hundred or so pounds.

If you aren’t familiar with cuffing season, it’s when dudes and dudettes pursue a temporary relationship for the winter months to avoid being alone for some of the more romantic holidays like Christmas, New Years and Valentine’s day. But as April comes along, the season’s change — and not just regarding the weather.

Single season is fast approaching.

While the cuffing season entails people going out and looking for a perfect temporary match, the uncuffing season involves a strategic way of ending things with said match in the most pain-free way possible — and in a way that will make it less likely to look like they were your Winter Beater.

If, like me, you did not participate in cuffing season, you will not have to worry about being dumped or hitting your partner with an “it’s not you, it’s me” line. However, you sure as hell will hear — or witness — at least one pretty tough situation.

You’ll probably notice the change in seasons by scrolling through your social media platforms alone.

Trust me, you’re going to find that your timelines have a lot less nauseatingly “happy” couples and a lot more selfies or group shots promoting self-love and #growth. Plus, there will probably be the odd picture or two with a petty caption saying something about them being better off without the other person.

But on the other hand, if you have any friends who have unwillingly participated in the uncuffing season, then make sure to be the support system they need. With the warmer weather coming out, there are a lot of things to do to keep them busy — and when the sun comes out, it’s patio time!

The uncuffing season does not only mean the end of the cuffing season, it also initiates the beginning of a whole new time of year. It’s spring/summer, the prime time to be single. With more free time on your hands, it’s easier to go out and enjoy yourself, meet new people and perhaps have some casual fun to figure out what you like.

If you’re working, you have more money to #treatyoself a little, so why not get your hair done? Start hitting the gym more, focus on becoming more confident and happy with yourself — and then, when you do meet the right person, you’ll be ready to love because you have grown that much further into loving yourself.

Good luck out there, keep your chin up and most importantly, have fun.