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How to Survive Cuffing Season and Stay Single

The season that everyone either dreads or loves: Cuffing Season. Urban Dictionary Definition: 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.

The new slang word has become very popular in the past year and is used by numerous high school students. The word cuffed means “taken, has a boyfriend or girlfriend” and usually, many get “cuffed” in the colder months like fall or winter.

Many girls that aren’t cuffed have a tendency to feel down about themselves and think “why don’t I have a boyfriend? Is it because I’m ugly? OMG, IT IS BECAUSE I’M UGLY.” Just take a deep breathe and listen to my words: It is okay to be single and it’s not because of your looks. Many aren’t interested in dating and are focused on other priorities like sports, school, friends, etc.

If you know you’re not really interested in dating, don’t feel obligated. If you feel that you’re starting to cave to the pressure of dating during cuffing season, check in with yourself first. Are you feeling lonely and need someone to talk to? Try spending time with your friends or siblings; they are WAYYY more important than any cliche high school relationship. Maybe hang out with your friends and go to the movies, go out to eat with just you and your mom, or walk your dog! I mean look at Ariana Grande. She just came out with hit song “Thank U, Next,” singing about her exes and being single, and it already has 134 million views on Youtube. The point is that you should not feel like finding someone is the only way to spend the cold winter months. Overall, being single is not the worst thing in the world and Cuffing Season is just another over-hyped, high school phenomenon that will soon blow over.

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