Alright, friends, raise your hand if you know exactly WTF "cuffing season" is.

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Don't be worried if you have no clue. A little while ago, my friend brought up the term in one of our convos, and I was confused as all F. She explained it to me really clearly, and since then, I realized it was just an efficient way of describing things we've all done.

So, no worries, friend: I'll help you understand this widely popular, and relatively simple, concept too.

I'm pretty sure a whole bunch of us have taken part in the cuffing season festivities, without even knowing it.

Why? Because "cuffing season" is the name used for that time of the year between fall and winter, when we look for a partner to spend those long winter months with.


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The Urban Dictionary entry, dating back to 2011, puts it pretty nicely. According to Urban Dictionary, it's the time of the year when "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."

So there you have it, friends.

The next time one of your happily single friends scouts for a new relationship around October/November, know that they're probably just looking to cuff.

Which, by the way, I think is just a perfectly natural reaction to the season's change. If you love to cuff, don't worry about it. There's absolutely nothing wrong in seeking companionship, for however long or little.

But I do think that you should practice safe cuffing. Always be upfront and honest about your intentions, so you'll avoid actually hurting anyone.

And, hey, no worries if cuffing season isn't your thing. You can do whatever TF you want in your love life, friend. You do you.

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