It’s that wonderful time of year when fall fashion is on the streets. You aren’t sweating out your perm or blow-out on the way to work. DC street cleaning is about to be over. Pineapples and grapes are in season. Oh! And cuffin season is here!
This is that magical time of year when even the biggest commitmentphobe you know is ferociously on the prowl for someone to spend the chilly nights together, someone to sleep in with Sunday mornings, and a person to link up with for take-out on lazy snow days.
I’d like to fashion myself as a relationship girl, but with 5 solid years of non exclusive dating under my belt, it is becoming harder to make that case.
Cuffin season is a relatively new thing in the dating scene and I’d say it was birthed around 2008 after the economic crisis. It spread like wildlfire after the historic #Snowpocalypse in 2010 and cemented last year with the #polarvortex. Commitmentphobes found themselves looking for companionship while their relationship obsessed friends hibernated until spring. With the bars dead and clubs all but abandoned, what’s a single person to do. Netflix is an option, but you can’t have sex with Netflix and it won’t keep you warm at night. Something had to be done…
Cuffin season was birthed! A short description of cuffin season would be this:
When it starts getting cold outside. Single people start to pair up and begin to bond. This bond is relatively tight until about February and then slows to a full stop by April (when the weather becomes warmer).
Now that you know what Cuffin Season is and it’s history, let’s examine why you should participate.