Hello Cuffing Season
In case you haven’t heard of ‘Cuffing Season,’ it’s the time of the year, usually from the beginning of Fall to February 15th when the weather is cooler, and when couples decide to become exclusive and find a significant other for the big holidays; Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, and Valentine’s Day.
During the first week in October when the weather changes, summer romances have faded, kids are back in school, the leaves start falling, and Halloween costumes appear in the stores, it’s a time where the desire to couple up starts to appear and continues to grow.
Some call it Pre-Cuffing Season right now. In my experience as a dating coach and online dating expert, cuffing season just seems to start earlier and earlier each year.
Cuffing Season Defined
Urban Dictionary defines ‘Cuffing Season’ as “Usually the colder months; i.e. fall or winter, when new relationships start and old relationships turn into engagements. The persons in said relationships are ‘cuffed,’ meaning that they no longer seek non-platonic relationships with others.”
For those who are finding themselves single, don’t be surprised if an old flame reappears, even if it was someone who had ghosted you.
During Cuffing Season, guys go back into old text messages on their phones, re-review their matches on Tinder or Bumble dating apps, and sign up for online dating sites to subconsciously start or restart a relationship.
5 Ways to Find a New Relationship This Fall
With the change of seasons, brings an opportunity for a new beginning for many.
- Accept party and business invitations and force yourself to go.
- Smile wherever you go out in public. It’s contagious in a good way.
- Refresh your mobile dating and online dating profiles with new photos and a new bio.
- Engage with people you find interesting on Facebook who are single.
- Flirt on Instagram and other social media channels.
With the tragic shooting in Las Vegas, there’s been an unusual need to hug one another. If you’re in a relationship that’s new, you could want to feel closer, to feel protected, and to want to express your love to that person a bit sooner than you might have had.
So if you’re looking to kiss someone special under the mistletoe this holiday season, don’t wait until November 1st to focus on love.
As a dating and relationship expert and coach, I encourage you to take the covers off your head, go out with a big smile on your face and be approachable, as it really can be an exciting time for love. Sipping hot toddies or hot chocolate by the fireplace is a visual you just might want to be a participant in. Party invites from business networking events are starting to pile in, so RSVP and fill up your date card.
If you’re in a toxic relationship or one that makes you anxious or are walking on eggshells, it’s time to get out. Staying in a bad relationship just for the holidays prevents you from finding someone more compatible to create new memories with. The possibilities are endless!
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Happy Cuffing Season.
Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may roam. xo
Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. She has been helping singles find love on the Internet for over 20 years. Follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and instagram for dating advice and sign up for the Free Weekly Flirt newsletter.
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