You've all heard of cuffing season, but rather than getting cuffed most of us just end up feeling lonely and want someone to cuddle with. The truth is that it's much easier to go back with someone you've been with before than to find someone new who you have to start all over again with just for it to end within a week or whatever.
Although hitting up an ex again is tempting, you know it will only end the same way it ended all those other times before. Rather than put yourself through being let down again, try one (or more) of these things below so you're not sending that "WYD?" text at 6pm on a Tuesday:
1. Read a book
No, not a BuzzFeed article or the Daily Mail stories on Snapchat. I mean a book with words and no (or very few) pictures. You know, like with a plot, setting, theme, climax, happy (or sad) ending! Trust me, that climax won't leave your house at 2 am.
2. Binge watch a new show
Did you lie on the couch the whole day binge-watching season two of "YOU" and only get up once to grab your Uber Eats delivery? Oh, wait that was me. Anyway, that is still better than going back to an ex!
3. Learn how to cook a bomb meal
The key to a significant other's heart is always food. And other things. But mostly food.
4. Go for a run
Want to go back to your ex for temporary validation or attention? Go for a run to burn off your stupid.
5. Make a new playlist
No, not a feels playlist. No, not a 6 pm on a Tuesday "Oh maybe I should hit up my ex" playlist. More Beyoncé and Rihanna, less Sam Smith and country love songs.
6. Call your parents
You'll be reminded of their divorce and why it's not even a good idea to have feelings in the first place.
8. Start a blog
Does anyone truly want to read your thoughts about Chad from Sig Pi or how pineapple really does belong on pizza? Probably not. Still better than hitting up your ex though!
Your degree will never text you out of the blue saying how it loves spending time with you but isn't ready for a commitment yet because it wants to see other people
9. Hit up that nice guy you keep avoiding
Maybe ask him for some guy advice! Nice guys LOVE that. Completely kidding here, do not do that.
10. Go out with your friends
Dress up. Look hot as hell. Talk to cute people at the bar who would probably love to go back to your place and then never talk to you again!
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