Cuffing season should be in spring

| Staff Writer

After a season of death, the plants are finally springing back to life and growing again. The sun is coming back from what seems like a three month hibernation, and maybe so are my good spirits. In summary, spring feels like possibility.

I walked outside this weekend to find out that the sun was shining and the temperature was refreshingly warm – I didn’t even need a jacket. I don’t know about you, but when I experience spring weather, I feel like I can do anything; there are no limits! I can have anything I want as long as I go after it.

All of this is to say that, logically, it makes so much more sense for cuffing season―known as the season where many single people decide they want to be in a serious relationship, or “cuffed”―to be during spring rather than late fall or winter. Spirits are higher, and maybe so is your courage.

Spring is the season of possibility, so if there’s someone you’ve had your eye on for a while, don’t be afraid to make a move! It’s a happy time of year, and you’ll have someone to enjoy the warm weather with. Would you rather spend your time with a potential significant other bundled up in your Canada Goose jackets, or on a warm romantic picnic? The correct option seems pretty obvious.

Plus, spring allows for so many cute date ideas. A walk in Forest Park? Napping together in a hammock? Sounds pretty romantic to me.

I’m going to be honest though, there is a chance that, bolstered by spring energy, you’ll ask someone out and they’ll say no. That’s a hard thing to go through, but going outside and experiencing the beautiful weather might cheer you up. Additionally, if things don’t work out, you’ll be home – or somewhere else – for summer in the next few months, so you can quickly get your mind off of it.

In summary I believe that cuffing season should be in spring. If you’re interested in someone you should pursue them, or as the kids would say, “shoot your shot”. Spring is the perfect time to put yourself out there, and you definitely should! Happy cuffing season, Bears.

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