Go ahead and call me basic, but Fall has got to be one of my favorite seasons of the year.
I can’t be the only one who loves when the leaves start changing color and the sweet scent of Pumpkin Spice Latte’s begins to waft out of every Starbucks within walking distance, can I?
Aside from my personal favorites, there are many other aspects of Fall that make it an exciting time of year for everyone. There’s the start of baseball season, football season and even cuffing season.
If you don’t know what cuffing season is, Urban Dictionary defines it as the time of year when, as the weather starts getting colder, “new relationships start and old relationships turn into engagements.”
To put it simply it’s the time of year when everywhere you turn, everyone is hooking up – except you.
Being single during cuffing season can be hard, but it doesn’t have to be. There are a number of benefits to being single that most people don’t notice because they’re too obsessed with the perceived notion of how great being in a relationship is when in reality….
Relationships are expensive.
When you’re dating another human being, it’s expected that you’ll dedicate at least a small amount of your time to enjoying their company.
While that’s nice and everything, think about how much money you could save on food, movie tickets, concert tickets and more if you were only buying for one.
It’s really a no brainer, when you’re single the only person you have to worry about treating is your self and wouldn’t you rather it be that way?
Relationships are restrictive.
Relationships are all about compromise, but there are times in your life when you may want to do whatever the hell YOU want to do.
When you’re single, you can do what you want, go where you want and even flirt with whomever you want.
Use this cuffing season to really find out who you are. When you’re not constantly trying to live up to the expectations of who someone else wants you to be, you are free to be yourself.
Relationships are fattening.
Let me clue you in on something, relationships make you fat. I say that because it seems like our dating lives are completely centered around food and no matter how hard we try, we can’t stop eating.
Whether you’re going to dinner, breakfast, brunch or lunch, when you’re in a relationship you somehow end up spending a large amount of time sitting across from each other at restaurants and a larger amount of time trying to fit back into your pre- relationship clothing, post breakup.
Okay I’ll admit it, sometimes being single sucks, but if you try to look on the bright side it doesn’t have to be all bad.
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