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| By Wellvyl Media Editorial

“And what I think about

One love, two mouths

One love, one house

No shirt, no blouse

Just us, you find out

Nothing that I wouldn’t wanna tell you about, no…”


Who doesn’t think about Netflix and Chill when the song,  “Sweater Weather” by the Neighborhood plays in the middle of the fall season. With fall decorating the city in bright orange and brown colors and the nostalgia of how generous New Yorkers can be, there is one more obvious addition to the holiday season that some New Yorkers look towards to (or not),  you guess it, cuffing season. A city that never sleeps is fitting for the endless late night events, bars, and dating apps that New York City has to offer.

To be in the clear, cuffing season refer to a specific time of year (between late October to early March) when people hook up with each other exclusively.  There is a scientific proof about why we are kinkier during the winter.


According to Marisa Cohen, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, “when people are cold, they crave warmth and closeness. That can lead to the desire to couple up with another person and have sex.” It’s a given that, the cold season makes all of us feel more reclusive and miserable. Scientifically (for those who are going to shoot some shots on the DMs this winter, you’re welcome) “our brains tend to produce less serotonin due to decreases in sun exposure”, and this is thought to contribute to more feelings of loneliness and depression in the winter months. I personally try to keep myself busy with work so I won’t be distracted by social media. Not to mention, you be surprised by the many detours New York City has to offer.


However, the powerful combination of bone-chilling weather and below zero wind chills propels my rabbit mind to swipe left and right for minutes with the so-called dating apps. Nonetheless, I find myself needing someone “close” to talk to. After all “ the feeling of togetherness, belongingness, is going to give you the warm fuzzies”. However, despite how awesome we need a partner to help us kill loneliness, there should be ground rule set in place. First, be clear on the type of relationship you wanted, if possible. Relationships can be a beautiful thing, especially when it is developed properly. Will this be a friends with benefits situation or something more meaningful in the long run? However, if you are planning big career moves, investing in a business and honing down your mental health, be careful with the need of getting into cuffing season as it can be distracting and can be doing more harm than good. Nevertheless, there are both strong pros and cons of how you should spend your cuffing season.


To cuff or not to cuff, this’ the season to find this opportunity for yourself and most importantly, enjoy. Safe warm and safe!