Your Official Guide To End Cuffing Season: Everything You Need To Know
PUBLISHED ON March 06, 2015 |
theurbandaily.com Daylight Saving is around the corner, and cuffing season is coming to an end. It's so more fun to spend those longer summer days single, and this guide will give you the basics of cuffing season and help prepare you for what's coming up next.
What Is Cuffing Season?
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Urban Dictionary defines cuffing season to be as this:
"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. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed."
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The Science of Cuffing Season
For those of you who might have some doubts that this actually exists, there's scientific evidence to back up that cuffing season has been an evolutionary thing for thousands of years.
Back in the hunter-gatherer days, there was less food and resources available. "As the days got darker, if you were in a pack and coupled up you were more likely to survive", explains Dr. Wendy Walsh.
In a nutshell, people who linked up were more likely to not only endure the winter, but reproduce too. Even today, most babies are born in July and August, pointing to the fact that they were conceived in the winter months.
Cosmopolitan.com recently shared a Throwback Thursday vintage ad from November 1982, suggesting that couples could keep warm by exchanging body heat in the bathroom during the winter.
Summer Is Better Single
“In the summertime, people are wearing less clothes and everyone’s out and everyone’s social. It’s a great time to meet as many people as possible,” explains dating coach Tracey Steinberg.
Now that daylight saving is hitting us March 8th, it's time to get rid of those shackles. But first there's some things that you'll have to get in order. The time is now, and we got you covered on 5 steps to have the best social summer of your life!
1) Ditch The Ball And Chain
This is probably one of the hardest steps to cut off cuffing season, but the most vital. You have to get rid of your winter Bae. My favorite line is "I can't do this anymore." I've found that it's the best way to let a person go. Those 5 words get to the point, and puts the blame solely on you. Just make sure you say it in a sensitive voice and face to face. But you officially have to let it be known that it's completely over. At least until winter hits again.
2) Hit The Gym And Get Back Into Shape
Now that you are recently single, it's time to start looking as good as you feel! Start fine tuning that engine and hit the gym to shed that winter weight you've gained by staying in Netflix binging. We promise that when you look good, you'll feel good and you will need this extra boost of confidence to enjoy one of the best summers of your life.
3) Get The Gang Back
Remember all those people you slowly lost touch with after the holidays because you were too busy being booed up? Well, it's time to start rekindling those friendships. You're going to need a group of friends on your side to go out with and meet new people. Plus, they might be your key to introducing you to other people as well.
4) Plan A Summer Vacation Or Get To The Beach
If you're not fortunate enough to live close to the beach, start planning a vacation. This is where your recycled crew comes in, and it will give you something to look forward to while you're getting back into pristine shape. Going to the beach is a fun way to meet hot people, and taking a trip allows you the opportunity to be whoever you want to be. With your new -found confidence, the world is your oyster.
5) Good Luck!
Whether you want to enjoy the upcoming season as a sexy single beast, or you just want to go out and meet new people for a fling, these guidelines will help you have the best summer of your life. All that matters is that you prepare yourself first, mentally, physically and emotionally to be selfish and having fun. Until it's time to start all over again.
This funny clip from Elite Daily will help summarize what you've just learned.
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