By Crystal Olague || Contributing Writer

Ah, it’s that dreaded time again, cuffing season. That point in the year when we all rush to find someone to cuddle with so we can forget about the cold and try to keep them until Valentine’s Day. What a pathetic time. Cuffing season is such a lame excuse to flirt with people and to find a “seasonal significant other” that will definitely not last until Valentine’s Day.

Is it sad that we all try to find someone during the cold months? Yes and no. I think it’s kind of cute that we are searching for someone to keep us warm. Someone we can form a deep connection with, who can be our person for the time being, but it’s sadder when everyone breaks up once the sun starts coming out again. 

Am I writing this because I am jealous of all the beautiful, happy couples around me? Yes. Yes, I am, but also because it has never happened to me. I thought that this was a joke we all made during this time of year, but this year everyone seemed to actually get into relationships and find love. How tragic. You know, for someone who loves romance so much, you would think I would be good at flirting and would thrive during this time, but boy was I wrong. I don’t think there could be anyone worse at flirting or finding a man than me, which is really embarrassing, but this is a safe space…right?

Maybe I just missed the memo this year and lost my chance to find someone this cuffing season, but then again, do I really want to find someone just to spend only 2 months together and then ghost them? No, not really. I wish you all the best of luck with your seasonal relationships and hopefully this time you can last longer than winter. If you want your relationship to last longer, you should work out your issues with the help of a Empathi couples counsellor.

Junior Crystal Olague is a Contributing Writer for The College Reporter. Her email is

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