Merry Cuffing Season!

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Twas’ the season of “cuffing” and all through the town,

the students were drunk texting hoping their FWBs would come around. 

The boys and girls picked their partners with care,

in hopes their new “wifey” would be there. 

It seems to be that time of year again, “cuffing season.” I think I speak for most people when I say that it’s that season where you can’t scroll down your Facebook timeline without seeing at least two new relationship statuses. I don’t know if it’s because people just want extra gifts during the holiday season or they don’t want to have to deal with the dreaded question from their relatives, “so do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend yet?” but whatever it is, it has people getting “cuffed” real quick.

But what does all this really mean? Who invented this season and when did people actually start following it? In my opinion, it seems to me that every season is a season of wanting a relationship. Who remembers that “summer of feels” business? It’s starting to look a lot like our generation just finding a valid reasoning behind their relationships, because who willingly gets into a relationships these days, am I right? *insert sarcasm here*

We make up these words because we feel the need to validate what we’re doing. You might say, everyone knows it’s just a joke, but think about it, don’t we find ourselves wanting someone to be with a little more during the holiday season? I’ll be honest; sometimes I think it would just be easier to be with someone during this time. It’s easier to say “Yes, I have a boyfriend” to relatives, I get fun gifts, I don’t have to really worry about impressing anyone after I just pulled an all nighter writing final papers that I should have started months ago and I can eat as many Christmas cookies as I would like. Such good reasons to get into a relationship right? *insert more sarcasm here*

All this “cuffing” nonsense isn’t something we should worry ourselves with. If you want a relationship, it’s not going to matter what a twitter meme tells you. And honestly do you really want to be “cuffed” to someone. When you get cuffed that normally means you’re getting arrested or doing other private things that I do not need to know about. But in real life, it has a negative connotation, which is never a good thing to include in a relationship. So while yes, it’s a funny joke, that’s exactly what it should stay as. It shouldn’t be a reason why you start dating someone and it should definitely not be a reason to get into a relationship you may realize later wasn’t meant to be in the first place. We have our entire lives to be “cuffed,” that’s why they call it a “ball and chain” isn’t it?

Merry Cuffingmas to all, and to all a good night.

Emily Williams

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