If you’re reading this in the last few months of the year, that means cuffing season — traditionally, the time when many singles are looking to lock someone down to hang out and hook up with during the colder months — is upon us. However, before you start charging your phone for a swipe-a-thon, know that cuffing season isn’t proceeding as usual.
This year, daters are still feeling pressure to find a partner during the holidays, especially with further lockdowns potentially on the horizon. But many are looking for something more long-term than the usual seasonal fling. And while it can be hard not to feel anxious about being single at this time of year, with so much external, cultural emphasis on cuffing season, remember there’s no need to rush into anything
Of course, if cuffing season is your style, go for it! But if you don’t think that it’s for you this year, it might be a good time to slow down, reflect on what you want in a relationship, and focus more on your own needs. Remember: Dating is a journey, and you’re where you need to be!
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