So it’s the last Bank Holiday before Christmas, and it seems that the whole world wants to find a partner and bed down for the Winter.
My friends, cuffing season is here.
It’s that time of year when the balmy (hypothetically speaking) Summer draws to an end, and the male of the species decides that they’ve had enough of dicking around, and earnestly begin the search for a cuddle buddy so as not to spend the Winter months lonely and avoiding the cold side of the bed.
You’ll tend to find that random guys will have started sniffing around a couple of weeks ago, and you’ll have already been bombarded with an influx of BBQ invites, out of the blue texts and those ‘I just wanted to see how you are’ phone calls.
But please, please don’t be fooled into thinking that all this attention is reserved just for you. Oh no, we live in the age of the mass text/email and although Winter is drawing near, most guys will still operate with a Summer mentality, so trust me when I say that you’re likely to be one of about twelve people receiving that same message!
The images above seem to state that if you make it past the initial three months of the season, then you’re doing pretty well. Note that it mentions little of longevity though.
What happens past that three month stage? Is it a probationary period with real terms and conditions? I’ve heard it said that cuffing season is simply a way of getting some when the prospects are kinda low, and that it’s another way of promoting promiscuity.
I’m really shocked that there are men and women out there who would give serious consideration to a seasonal relationship. Self esteem issues maybe? And would you believe there are actual sites and articles on the Internet that give ‘single girls’ tips on how to prepare for cuffing season, and various do’s and don’ts?
I’ve never been one for serial dating…dating full stop actually, but I can sort of see the appeal of this cuffing season lark. I mean, a guy will have to invest time and attention; this is so much more than a booty call. Companionship, dates…potentially this is the stuff Hallmark Channel movies are made of!
But seriously, what does happen when the frost thaws and the blossom makes its return to the trees? The bitter, burnt and slightly crispy around the edges part of me has serious reservations about it all; that after playing the role of official bed warmer and girlfriend whilst Jack Frost came to play, this guy isn’t just going to go right back to playing the field as soon as the nights start getting longer and hemlines rise?
To be a successful cuffer you’d probably have to have the skills of one Stevie J, and be able to get everybody on the same bus that you’re driving. (so called) Charm, wit and game are what’s needed to make it work, because otherwise the whole thing will fall apart from the jump. Keeping your cuffee interested is key, and most women will get swept up in the destructive cycle of false, mixed emotions where she thinks that this is the start of a beautiful relationship, and he has regular, guaranteed, ever-faithful sex on tap, with no attachment.
Honestly, it’s stuff like this that makes me not want to get involved with guys and relationships. I don’t want to have that thought in the back of my mind that there’s an ulterior motive involved, and essentially that’s what cuffing season is. It’s the false sense of a relationship built on a pretty weak foundation of sex, and I don’t really buy into that.
Yes it would be nice to garner some male attention at anytime, let alone during the Autum/Winter, but this whole cuffing thing seems like way too much effort and hassle, and is probably just a waste of time.
What do you think? Are you for the cuffing season or against?
Are you a cuffer or a cuffee? What were your experiences of the season?
Talk to me.