The first week of the new semester is used by most college students to judge two things: the new professor and the possible love interests that are in the same classes as you. With all these factors, millennials have developed the term “cuffing season”, the time within fall and winter that single young adults look to link up with a romantic interest to fill the missing void or companionship. Many students feel the effects of “cuffing season” in various ways, both embracing and straying away.
Ways to Participate
- Online dating apps, like Tinder and Bumble, are perfect for meeting people at your college and within the surrounding area. By communicating through the app, you never know how your matches can change your relationship status.
- Join clubs and go to meetings on campus to meet new people. You get to participate in fun activities and projects that will look good on a resume and you might meet that special someone in the process.
- Actually talk to that cute girl or guy that you sit next to in class! Start first by being study buddies so you exchange your cell numbers, and love can blossom in the back of the dreaded 8AM lecture.
Ways to Avoid
- Why try to Netflix and Chill with someone else when you could be gorging on popcorn and hitting the next episode button in the comfort of your own bed? You know what they say: If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
- Focus on your new semester by striving to make the Dean’s List. Your hard work and dedication will pay off in the long run and adding a significant other to the mix, is too complicated and not worth the added stress.
- If someone else is in pursuit of having a successful cuffing season and looks to you as a perspective interest, refrain from giving out your number or snapchat. Nothing’s worse than a late night text or snap.