We’re deep into sweater season, and the hot Med Deli guy has been missing all semester long. You know what that means — it’s crunch time to find a bae for the holidays. In other words, Cuffing Season is upon us.
There’s nothing more emotionally exhausting than explaining to your Great Aunt Carol why you’re still single. You used to be single because you were super deep in the closet; but now that that cat’s out of the bag, both you and Auntie Carol are frustrated by your lack of companionship.
Meanwhile, your Instagram feed is filled with cute couples ice skating and baking cookies and participating in a whole host of seasonally-appropriate, monogamous bullshit. It’s exhausting, you hate it and those picture-perfect couples just make you “want to vom.” But, at the same time, you can’t help but be a little bit jealous.
We’ve offered different takes on Cuffing Season over the years, but we can’t ever seem to get our solution to this trend exactly right.
When the temperatures drop, we want to snuggle. Our biology predisposes us to crave companionship during this time of the year. On the other hand, we want to believe that being single during the holidays isn’t all that bad. We hold fast to the belief that we don’t need another person to validate our worth. We want to wake up like Lizzo, and look up in the mirror like "Damn, she the one."