15 Facts About Cuffing Season That All People Who Are Desperate To Be Cuffed Should Know
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T'was the night before cuffing season and all through campus, not a student was scarring, not a freshman. CUFFING SEASON is upon us. You know, that time of year where people always seem to get caught up in relationships? More like "Falling in love" than the season of Fall, am I right?

According to Urban Dictionary, Cuffing Season is defined as:

During the Fall 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 causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.

I've always thought of cuffing season as a little humorous because you see all these things happen before you, and a lot of people deny that they are falling to the cuffing season tricks of being a relationship. So, since cuffing season is about to begin, I looked up some facts that about cuffing season that I thought, sounded kind of odd, but actually, make a lot of sense.

1. You are more likely to listen to more 'emo' music.

In the summer, everyone is out, partying, going to the bars or clubs, and just being social. But once the first leaf turns, your mood is more likely to go from listening to savage Cardi-B to sappy Drake.

2. Northern states are more likely to participate in cuffing season than southern states. 

When it gets cold outside, we all want somebody to snuggle. Can't do that down south when its ninety degrees down south though!

3. You start to think if you really want to try 'Netflix and Chilling'.

The thought of having someone having your favorite person watching your favorite show and possibly doing something more *ahem ahem. You know, sounds real nice.

4. Cuffing season has basically been around since the beginning of time. 

Way back when, cavemen would group together when the weather starts to get cold in order to survive. People were also more likely to survive in a pack than being alone.

5. You are significantly more likely to get engaged during cuffing season. 

And it is even stronger around Christmas and New Years!

6. You are more likely to get a DM when it is snowing outside. 

When you are locked in your house for the day from the blizzard that has struck your town, what better way to pass the time than to slide in some DMs?

7. You face more peer pressure to bring a date to holiday parties than other times of the year. 

No one wants to be bae-less when it comes to being under the mistletoe or when the clock strikes midnight on new years. Family might ask you where your S.O. is, or if you even have one, and you are a little embarrassed to say 'no', the peer pressure for a holiday-bae is on.

8. People in warm places are still affected. 

Even though it is not getting cold where you might live, your mentality, no matter if you are in school or not, follows the school year calendar. (So September still marks as the beginning of cuffing season for them)!

9. Men are more inclined to find a relationship during cuffing season than women. 

Statistically speaking, men are 15% more likely to reach out and are inclined to get in a relationship, while women are only 5% more inclined.

10. People who speak "romantic" languages are more likely to fall to in love during cuffing season.

Ah, the language of love.

11. Preseason to cuffing season is September 1st-October 1st.

This is the time where everyone is on the prowl.

12. The regular cuffing season is October 1st- March(ish)

That's a good six months of your life to be cuffed, and sometimes it feels like a lifetime.

13. Cuffing season is the time you are most likely going to go back to an ex. 

And it is either going to end really good, or really bad.

14. Halloween is during cuffing season, and it is the holiday you are more likely to have sex, out of any other holiday of the year.

You thought it was Valentine's Day? That has to run for a close second. With all the provocative Halloween costumes out and about, and more single people out to party, along with the ones that are taken, the amount of people having sex that night skyrockets ten-fold.

15. These relationships tend to be more casual than serious.

Since these are bound to last only a few months long, they really are more casual than serious when you look back on the whole thing. Plus in March, spring cleaning is in full swing.

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're On The Fence With A Guy

Is he worth it?

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Whether you're contemplating if you want to continue your fling with a guy or contemplating breaking up with your boyfriend, there are always questions we're asking ourselves. Ranging from "is this right of me?" to "is this what will make me happy?" But if you are really sitting on the fence and don't know what to do next, check out these five questions you need to ask yourself if you're torn on what to do.

1. Do I want long term or short term?

This is a huge question to ask. If you're looking to settle down for a while, your guy may not want that. And it could always be the other way around as well. Make sure to decipher this with him so you both know what you want and no one gets a broken heart.

2. Can I see myself marrying this person?

I know this is a bold question to ask, especially if you're not dating. But really thinking about if you can see yourself with them for a long time can make it or break it. But say you're dating and you're on the fence of deciding you want to break up with them or not, think about if you can see yourself saying "I do" to them, and if you can't, let him go.

3. Can I see myself living with them/how do they live?

I've seen many people get engaged and move in together and later call it quits due to the way their partner lived. If you've been getting to know your guy for a while now and notices he lives like a pig, you may have to wonder if you'd be cleaning up those messes in the future.

4. How do they make me feel?

This question in a no brainer. If they make you feel bad, why even question continuing into the relationship.

5. Are they worth it?

Is he worth it? I know I have had some experiences when I was on the fence with a couple of guys and I've had to ask myself the same question. And when I'd question if he was worth it or not, my gut feeling always came out right. If you're looking to keep him around, always ask yourself if he's worth it.

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Girls, You NEED To Understand That Fuckboy Texting You ‘wyd’ 24/7 Will Never Give You A 24 Karat Ring

I finally managed to crack the code as to why your casual hookup will never try to make you his wife.

Elle Hong
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There are five unofficial steps of hookup culture: Find a guy. Get to know him a little bit, but not too much (because you have to keep "boundaries," remember?) Make a pact to keep things "casual" and promise to still be "friends" with each other. Then, hookup with him. And keep hooking up with him without any emotional attachment — just over and over again and never expect anything more.

From a birds eye view, hookup culture seems so harmless. I mean, what's more convenient than having a booty call at your doorstep with the swipe of a screen? When you want to hook up, all you have to do is shoot that 2 a.m. "U Up?" text.

Hell, I even wrote a whole article about the perfect FWB situation.

Yet suddenly—here I am, Elle Hong, resident "Uncuffed" writer on Swoon and self proclaimed fuckgirl who glorifies hookup culture above anything else, catching feelings and falling for the wrong guys just like any other girl out in the world.

Consider this blasphemy. Or maybe I'm just dying to make a confession.

A confession that I, too, have experienced the feeling of wondering why I was never enough for the guys I hooked up with. Why they never chose me over the girls they would eventually form serious relationships with and why to them I only was nothing more than a casual hookup.

So, I thought about it. I critically analyzed it. I "Aristotle-d" my way into trying to find an answer behind the impossible question of wondering why I was never considered to be anything more. Over the past few weeks, it essentially became my new research topic and now, I finally managed to crack the code as to why your casual hookup will never try to make you into wifey material. Here's why.

First and foremost: Guys usually (but not always) choose to hookup with girls who they don't see as anything more.

Now, keep in mind I'm not saying that guys will NEVER fall in love with the girls they hookup with because it can happen. It's life. Life is unpredictable. No doubt, people have fallen in love on Tinder and married a random match who just happened to become The One. But we all know what Tinder is really for. Generally speaking, guys will seek random hookups with the types of girls they think are "easy" and if they're desperate enough, it's definitely not going to be someone they view as their future wife.

If he thinks you're cute, you're within 10 miles radius and you can hold a conversation, it doesn't matter what your annual salary is or how many siblings you got—he wants one thing and it's to get you in bed. And until a guys find this girl who captures his heart and inevitably makes him want to settle, he's going to go around hooking up with random girls left and right. So in this case, it's not your fault. You're just with the wrong type of guy who only thinks of you as his sexual conquest.

See also: Guys want to settle with girls that don't go around hooking up with other people.

Ironic as hell because I just talked about why guys would never want to settle, period. But think about it—guys are humans with rational thoughts and animalistic desires. When they find their territory, they mark it. Once he finds a girl who is the one, he never wants to let her go. And he never wants to see that girl be with another guy or god forbid, go around hooking up with other guys. So here's the moral of the story to get my point across: I hate to break it to you, but bragging about how many other guys you're f*cking outside of your current FWB situationship isn't going to help develop the relationship any further.

Finally: A girl's "hoe phase" might seem empowering but for guys they see it as a threat.

Thanks to the wonderful millennial encyclopedia that we call Urban Dictionary, we have a definition behind this certain life style: A phase in life which occurs when a girl goes around social settings exploring herself, committing promiscuous acts and connecting with random people. For girls, it seems pretty damn empowering, doesn't it? For us it's a chance to let loose, to live a lil bit more and to run around as independent women. Nothing wrong with that of course.

But for guys to perceive this type of lifestyle, they see it as a threat which could arise if they form a relationship with you. It's simple logic here. A girl who's in her "hoe phase" is more likely to be unfaithful since they're always out and about with this person and that person. Put it this way: a guy doesn't care if you're a hoe—but he only wants you to be HIS hoe and not everyone else's. So you might think that it's a great way to express yourself and to enjoy your college years, but keep in mind that it could possibly be holding you back from taking the next step with your casual FWB.

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