By: Adrienne Martin
It’s that time of year again. The leaves are turning their shades of red and orange, soon to abandon their branches as they fall to the ground. The temperature is quickly getting colder, and frost faithfully greets us in the wee hours of the morning. Layering is now the day-to-day fashion trend, while Pumpkin Spice latte’s have become the beverage of choice.
Yes, it’s that time of year again: cuffing season. That time of year between fall and winter when many men and women alike begin their seasonal search for a soul mate, it’s proven itself to be far more than just a term in the Urban Dictionary. But for many, cuffing season is a time where there’s increased pressure to not be alone. With the colder temperatures forcing people to stay indoors and the holiday festivities in full swing, loneliness can quickly become a feeling hard to ignore.
For those who are used to being in a relationship, newfound singleness can be a driving force in the desire and perceived need to find a seasonal mate. Often times, this pressure can be the very reason one rushes into a bad relationship (or worse, into the arms of a serial cuffer). Whether consciously or subconsciously, the quest for Winter Bae—someone with who you can Netflix and Chill, spend the holidays with and kiss on New Year’s—begins.
Let’s face it: Cuffing season is often a trap.
The reasons behind this seasonal trend are both mystifying and humorous. Although there’s great debate around its actual legitimacy, there’s something to be said about the many trends that conveniently take place during cuffing season. Many popular dating sites have repo