Well if you want someone to snuggle during the cold weather and an extra special present under the Christmas tree then yes, you absolutely should be cuffing
It comes but once a year! From October to March, ‘cuffing season’ is officially upon us, but is it the right time for the eternal bachelors and bachelorettes to give in to their uncharacteristic urges to couple up? Or, as the days start getting shorter and the nights start getting colder, should we stay resolute in our singledom?
Winter-boyfriends watch out!
Cuffing season gets its name not from anything to do with bondage, but being emotionally and physically (not literally) handcuffed to another person, which is more likely during the shorter days, longer nights and cold weather. A 2017 study of 1,500 people by Elite Singles found that 70 percent of singles said they're most inclined to look for a serious relationship during the colder months.
Plus, having another body next to you isn’t only ideal from a temperature perspective, when we're hiding away from the elements, but on the intimacy-front too. Bodily heat and spooning makes those endless nights in watching Netflix seem altogether less bleak. Studies have found that even feeling temporarily cold is enough to induce feelings of isolation and loneliness, and vice versa.
Another big factor is the desire not to be single during the holidays — because family holiday get-togethers are breeding grounds for that oh-so-irritating question, straight out of Bridget Jones: 'Still no boyfriend then?'
Even if you're normally content with your single status, seeing all your friends coupled up — added to seeing everyone around you drinking mulled wine and going ice-skating together — can add a lot of pressure. But the truth about many relationships formed for the sake of convenience during cuffing season, is that they aren't all built to last.
So, before you run out and grab the first man you see, remember it is called cuffing season and not cuffing long-term relationship time, so if you just settle down with any warm body during the winter months, you might find that your feelings thaw along with the snow come springtime!
Or he could be your Mr. Darcy....