Everyone knows about cuffing season. It starts at the end of August (Pre-Season) and lasts throughout the winter holidays. Now that we are in November you have pretty much missed the cut off to lock someone down but if you are desperate and put in work you could probably manage to snag someone before Christmas.
People are prone to get into relationships during this time because they don’t want to be depressed and spend the holidays alone. You don’t have to succumb to this nonsense. If you happen to be in a relationship already or you end up getting in one then Cheers to you. But if not, don’t be pressured to get into one, here are some tips on how to survive cuffing season.
Launa’s Tips on Surviving Cuffing Season
If you are one of those emotional eaters then you may just want to skip to the next tip because eating your feelings away will only get you fat. When I say eat, I mean go out, try new restaurants, try new recipes, (Pinterest is a good place to find awesome recipes) hone your culinary skills and taste buds by hosting potlucks with friends. Basic survival skills should require one to be able to throw in the kitchen, if cooking isn’t for you then at least know the hot spots to get a bite to eat. Either way I’m sure your stomach won’t complain.
It is a known fact that people pack on unwanted pounds during the holidays. Beat the post New Years “I-want-to-get-in-shape-now-because-it’s-January-1st” crowd and get in the gym NOW. By the time New Years rolls around you will be looking good and feeling great. Working out makes you feel good because you are naturally releasing endorphins. Sweat the stress away with a good workout routine.
You won’t survive cuffing season locked up in your house, eating ice cream and watching romance comedies. Friends, liquor, and fun are three of my favorite things. There is nothing like a good ladies/guys night out to get your mind off of being lonely. You can have movie nights, go out to the club, bars, out to eat whatever it may be. You can also look up local events in your area. Getting out and exploring is also a great way to expand your social circle and meet new people.
Find a side hustle
There is nothing like stacking your paper! You spend less when you are single because you don’t have to worry about footing the bill for your significant other. Now that you have a lot of time on your hands (it’s not like you are spending it with anyone special), flip it and make a profit. Find your niche, and find a way to make money off of it. If you already have a side hustle, focus on trying to make that your main hustle. There is nothing like being your own boss. If you aren’t that creative, then pick up an extra part-time job. There are tons of places hiring seasonal employees. Make sure you save some of that money instead of blowing it all. You won’t regret it come the end of cuffing season. When have you ever heard of someone regretting having extra money?
Have you been dying to try a new look? Well, now is the time! Experiment with a new hairstyle, or expand your wardrobe with a new pair of shoes or handbag. Only one of two things will happen: You will either look absolutely ridiculous & realize that that look isn’t for you or, you may fall in love with it. This doesn’t just apply to physical things; you could try a different lifestyle or diet as well.
Spend more time with family
The holidays are meant to be spent with loved ones right? You don’t have to have a significant other to do so. If you don’t live with your family, now is the best time to pay them a visit. I’m sure they won’t mind! If you do live with your family, plan some activities together. There is nothing like family bonding, you will cherish those memories for a lifetime.
Discover a new hobby
Do you enjoy bike riding, knitting, or playing fantasy sports? You have time on your hands and no one is going to get mad at your for spending too much time playing call of duty so you may as well make the most of it. You could even pick up a productive hobby like volunteering. If you don’t have a hobby in particular why not discover one? There are plenty of interesting things to do.
Go on multiple dates
You’re single; therefore you don’t have to answer to anyone. Why not take advantage and go on multiple dates? You don’t have to worry about being labeled a cheater or promiscuous (unless of course you are sleeping with everyone) and it’s an awesome way to meet new people and discover what you really want and don’t want in a significant other.
You know yourself best right? Pull out your flesh light (for males) or your Mr. Purple (for females) and have at it. If you don’t normally do that then now is the perfect time to get to know yourself. You don’t have to worry about contracting anything, or compromising your beliefs or morals by having casual sex. If it is something you just can’t do because you feel as though it’s awkward or you just don’t prefer it then I suggest either abstaining from any sexual experiences or giving the next tip a shot.
If self-pleasure isn’t good enough for you then why not secure a friend with benefits? You don’t have to be in a relationship if you two have an understanding of what the situation is. Just don’t catch feelings because in these situations someone is liable to get hurt. If you do end up with a special friend then make sure you wrap it up because STD’s are spreading like wild fire.
On another note:
Relationship or not it is crucial that you practice safe sex. Your health is not something to jeopardize for a few minutes in paradise with someone who isn’t promised to be there forever. You don’t want to end up with an STD, an unwanted pregnancy or an annoying urinary tract infection. This cuffing season make sure you have protection available if you plan on having sex. I came across this product called AZO that can prevent UTI’s as well.
Keep AZO handy during cuffing season! You wouldn’t want a UTI to ruin your new relationship, or get in the way of your fun single life, during the winter months.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of AZO. The opinions and text are all mine.