Tis The Season… Of Cuffing

Ladies and gentlemen, give yourself a pat on the back! You have just survived the hardest part of the year. And no, I am not talking about season of sweet treats and candy. I am talking about cuffing season.

What is cuffing season? Until two months ago I had never heard it. I thought it was like some weird, new Pinterest idea. Thankfully, Urban Dictionary had my back.

Urban Dictionary defines the cuffing season as, “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.”

I am sure that a few of you just had an “a-ha” moment. At some points in time, we all want to have someone to snuggle up and watch Netflix with. Sometimes hanging out with your cactus just doesn’t quite do the trick (trust me, I would know).

Even a strong, independent SUU student who wished to remain anonymous said, “We all just want to be held.”

The cuffing season affects us all. People who would usually rather go out and party want to curl up, grab a snuggie and spend their days eating ice cream with someone off of the same spoon. And with the infamous Valentines day closing in on us, the cuffing season has reached its peak.  

In fact it trapped not one, not two, but FOUR of my friends this past season. Now these four friends plan on being bound to their significant others for the rest of their lives.

Fortunately, with the strange and random weather patterns, if you were (or are) experiencing the effects of cuffing season you should be able to return to your regular state soon enough. You will be back to your loud and proud single lady (or bachelor) status in no time.

Story By
Cassidy Harmon

Photo By
Jenna Jacobs for SUU News