3 Ways to Deal With Cuffing Season When You're Single AF

During the holidays, the feelings of wanting to be in a relationship intensify: you watch holiday movies about love, you see couple-y activities like ice skating and cookie baking, you even just the desire to cuddle with someone while drinking hot chocolate in front of a roaring fire. These are the things us single peeps may yearn for during the holiday season. Don’t pretend you don’t. It’s just that time of year. That’s right: It’s cuffing season baby!


According to Urban Dictionary, cuffing season is defined as follows:

“During the Autumn 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 cause singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.”
Though you aren’t in that relationship you may want, you can still totally enjoy the holidays as a single. Here’s how to deal with cuffing season as a strong, independent woman or man.
Still do all of those couple-y things Just because you aren’t part of a couple doesn’t mean you can’t still do “couple-y” things. You can totally still go ice skating with your friends or bake Christmas cookies with your mom or have a snowball fight with your siblings ( If it snows this year). These are all things you used to enjoy doing as a kid without an SO, so why do you need one to do them now?
Don’t be afraid to do things on your own, including the couple-y things I mentioned before. The holiday season is such a social time full of family gatherings and parties and other get-togethers, so it’s important to take some time for yourself. Who doesn’t love a little alone time every once in a while? Have a Netflix and chill night on your own—hot chocolate necessary, fireplace optional.
Volunteer The holidays are a time to be thankful and celebrate giving. Sure, it’s fun to receive presents and eat big, fancy meals and do all of these winter things. But the real importance of the holidays is being thankful for what you have and giving, both to family and friends and to those who are less fortunate than yourself.
Just look at you! You’re in University getting an amazing education among other brilliant minds, and you’re surrounded by people who care about you. Others aren’t so lucky. Take some time this holiday season to give back to your community and to help those who won’t have as great of a holiday season as you.
Whether you serve meals at a shelter or donate toys and clothes to a drive for children, take some time to be thankful and give back.
Spend time with your family Love and family: Isn’t that what the holidays are truly about? When the time comes, you’ll be in a wonderful relationship for the holidays. But once that happens, you won’t be able to focus completely on your time with your family. Right now is the time to do that.
Being away at uni , you realize just how much you love and miss and need your family in your life. Holiday break is a time when you can go home and catch up with Mom and Dad and your siblings. You can have game nights like you used to when you were young. You can watch your favorite holiday movies and specials together. You can decorate the tree, play video games, shopping and even go ice skating together.
Now is the time to enjoy the holiday season with your family. You don’t have many years left of month-long breaks at home, so make the most of that time you have now.