Today is the first day of fall which means Hot Girl Summer is officially over. Along with the shorter days and cooler weather comes cuffing season. Cuffing season is the dating trend that occurs every fall and lasts until the end of winter. Cuffing season is meant for singles to come together to keep themselves occupied throughout the colder months. If you plan on participating this year, here is a list of dos and don'ts I've made to ensure you have a successful cuffing season.
Do: Know What You're Getting Yourself Into
Similar to any dating scenario, there's a chance a relationship during cuffing season will either be temporary or a full-blown love affair. It's important that you're aware that the relationship can go either way before engaging in cuffing season.
Don't: Jump into Anything
While cuffing season does warrant you to dive into a relationship rather quickly, you don't want to jump into something with the first person that comes along just because. It's important that you actually enjoy and have a connection with the person you're dating.
Do: Be Open and Honest
Before getting into a relationship during cuffing season, have a conversation on how serious the relationship will be. It's important that you're honest with your partner on what you expect, to ensure y'all are on the same page.
Don't: Get Too Attached
Although it may be difficult, it's important that you keep your feelings under control. If y'all have agreed this relationship is only temporary, try not to get too attached.
Do: Keep Things Private
The person you're cuffed up with should be kept to yourself. As I've been saying throughout this post, this relationship will more than likely be brief, so posting them on social media or introducing them to your family is doing too much. Keep things private until things get more serious.
Don't: Drag It Out
The keyword in cuffing season is "season". This relationship is only meant to last for so long before it comes to an end. So once it's run its course, don't try to drag it out, but let it go.