Ah, cuffing season. It’s back and it’s definitely more intense. “Why?” you ask. Well, because it’s 2020 of course and everything in 2020 is riddled with stress and panic. Yay…? Truthfully, people are probably taking a different approach to this time of the year. People are way more serious about finding a partner for the winter months, especially with fears that a second lockdown may be coming since we’re already having tighter restrictions again. So, here are 3 ways Covid will change cuffing season this year…
Normally starting from October, cuffing season this year started earlier. For places that are still more or less under lockdown still like the US, people were already on the lookout for a winter partner well before stores started selling Halloween treats again. Online, people have been joking about preparing their applications to be someone’s cuffing partner for a while. Essentially, people started taking more time to prepare and find a ‘partner’ in good time. Single people who live alone remember how it felt earlier this year and don’t want to leave it to chance.
While dating, especially online, can be a murky
ocean of confusion and vagueness, this ‘panicked’
energy is making people be clearer about what they want.
We’ve heard of the phrase ‘lockdown boyfriend’, yes? People started saying on their dating profiles that they were looking for someone to be with just during lockdown and cuffing season this year has the exact same energy… x1000. While dating, especially online, can be a murky ocean of confusion and vagueness, this ‘panicked’ energy is making people be clearer about what they want. People are just outright saying they’re looking for someone, just so they won’t be alone over the winter months. Got to say, the honesty is probably a little refreshing. If you’re looking for someone to cuff who shares your passions, check out CLiKD!
In a world where getting a text back can sometimes
feel like a struggle, finding someone you like
who won’t dismiss the rules and safety can
seem damn near impossible.
Yes, the main change to cuffing season this year. The stakes are very real. Yes, there are the normal worries of being ghosted etc. but now you have to make sure whoever you cuff has the same views about Covid as you. Got to make sure that they’re not someone who denies its existence, someone who is sticking to meeting people in their bubble, actually wearing a mask and carrying sanitiser. In a world where getting a text back can sometimes feel like a struggle, finding someone you like who won’t dismiss the rules and safety can seem damn near impossible. Plus, with the announcement about people being able to have sex in ‘established relationships’, you want to make sure they’re staying exclusive with you, for safety. A Sisyphean task? We’ll see…
So, there you have it! 3 ways Covid will change cuffing season this year. We know it can be difficult to be alone, especially during this unprecedented time we’re all living through. Remember, there is a difference between being lonely and being alone. Check in with your friends and stay safe out there!