Cuffing Season: Debunked

Anna Lamlein, Staff Writer

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As the colder months descend, couples and singles retreat to the comfort of the indoors. While FHS couples have the company of each other by the fireplace, those who are single for the holidays seek shelter from the icy winds and longer nights. People are looking to be cuffed.

Well, according to media these days, anyway.

Urban Dictionary defines Cuffing Season as The time during the fall and winter months when people who would normally rather be single 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.

How true is this phenomenon, though?

Tyler Kamsler, 11, argued, “It doesn’t even get cold enough in Florida for Cuffing Season. The weather needs to get below sixty [degrees] first.”

However, many still believe that Cuffing Season is undeniably etched into human DNA. People have always craved warmth during the cold winter temperatures, a human instinct dating back millions of years.

“I’ve been in relationships coincidently around the holidays, but not necessarily on purpose. It’s a nice time of year to be with someone though,” Amara Yake, 11, explained.

A lot of the ideas surrounding the existence of Cuffing Season are situational. A new school year has started, so many students are meeting for the first time. Warmer clothes are being worn as the temperatures decrease, and the holidays do give everyone a sense of wanting to be close with others.

How temporary are these relationships? Once temperatures warm up, many couples decide to go their separate ways. There are some exceptions, though.

“I met my girlfriend during Cuffing Ceason, and we’re still together, so you could say it all worked out,” said Caden McCoy, 11.

Students should remember to enjoy the holidays this year, no matter one’s relationship status. Happy Cuffing Season!