In the spring and summer, men are 11 percent less likely to want a relationship, whereas women are 5 percent less likely (hence the term I asked Marina Khorosh, the writer behind the blog DBag Dating, for her take on the phenomenon.
Khorosh became aware of cuffing season after wondering out loud to a group of girlfriends why she was suddenly and urgently craving a boyfriend.
After I illuminated my group text, one friend wrote: “I was not familiar with the exact term, but I know what you’re talking about.”While the term cuffing season was introduced back in 2011—at least on Urban Dictionary—it seems that the concept really started to take off only in the last year. The dating app Hinge recently polled 1,000 of its active users, and asked at which months they are most interested in finding a casual hookup, a date, or a relationship.
sounds like something sexually aggressive,” one of them wrote. I later learned that cuffing season is actually the period of time between fall and the dead of winter when people start searching for someone with whom they can spend the those long, frigid months.
Sure, the dating pool seems deep, but once you start sorting people based on age, education, interests, etc., it starts to look really shallow.