Cuffing Seasonally

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Seniors Lauren Davis (left), Anya Campbell (middle), and Chloe Hobson (right) laughed together during 6th period. A way to get involved in your crush’s life is to get involved in their circle.

Kenya Lee, Review Staff

Feature Photo By: Kenya Lee- Seniors Anaja Campbell (left), Lauren Davis (middle), and Chloe Hobson (right) laughed together during 6th period. A way to get involved in your crush’s life is to get involved in their circle.  

‘Tis the season for make ups and breakups. It happens year round over Christmas, New Years, and, sadly, even Valentine’s Day. Some say if you can make it during the turkey drop, then you can make it through anything, but is that true?

A lot of people think that cuffing season is just about cuddling, and being together, and the  lovey-dovey stuff, but it’s so much more than that. It’s when you spend the day with your significant other’s family, telling your crush how you feel, or even finally taking that one step closer to just talking to them. If you’re that shy girl or boy who does not know how to gain your crush’s attention, here are nine tips just for you.

  1. Make a positive impression,
  2. Make small talk,
  3. Eye contact is key,
  4. Be flirty but not too flirty,
  5. Become part of their circle,
  6. Let him or her know that you are available,
  7. Learn what he or she likes,
  8. Impress your crush,
  9. Most importantly, have fun; otherwise, what’s the point?  

“Just be yourself. Not only that, but be honest about your feelings towards them and to respect them as well as respecting yourself,” says junior Johnathan Hernandez.

Sophomore Gabriel Garyeazon and junior Tionnie Lamb are enjoyed their conversation during 6th period. A way to get your crush's attention is to make a positive impression.
Sophomore Gabriel Garyeazon and junior Tionnie Lamb enjoyed their conversation during 6th period. A way to get your crush’s attention is to make a positive impression. (Kenya Lee)

Having been in a relationship for two years now, Hernandez believes that this time of year is perfect for being cuffed.

 

“It’s the best time of the year, no doubt. But she’s my Ms. Perfect,” Hernandez adds in reference to his girlfriend, junior Savannah Lyman. 

Although It may be the best time of year for Hernandez it doesn’t seem to help when you are not being honest with who you are and if you are not willing to be who you are then who’s to say you are really being confident.

“Be yourself and not only that but to have confidence in yourself “ says James Dolma, RHS staff member.

James Dolma says the truth confidence is one of the many things you will need if wanting to be with your crush or just doing anything in general without confidence you led to believe you can’t do the things you know you can which comes to Mr. Laguana’s original quote that he literally just said at the top of his head.

“If being you is not good enough for your crush then you’re crush is not good enough for you.” said Laguana.

While Laguana’s advice is very helpful and empowering, if you really want to impress your crush, follow these tips:

  1. Do your best in school or in work show that person you’re not afraid to be intelligent.
  2. Show genuine interest in his/her life because if you can’t even do that then when what’s the point of trying to be with that person.
  3. Show off your creative side don’t have one that’s cool to show him something you love to do.
  4. Keep things real cause there’s pressure from all around to be something you’re not and if you’re not willing to be yourself then are you two really dating?

Has it ever occurred to anyone what cuffing season actually is? There are many different definitions of what cuffing season.

Darrian Ford, Rangeview junior, explained that cuffing season is all about enjoying yourself.

“I think it’s a time to have fun and be who you want to be,” says Ford.

Urban Dictionary, however, has another definition: “During the fall and winter months people who are single feel the urge to want to be cuffed or tied down other words a relationship.”

But are there really more relationships happening during this time of year? Hernandez, Ford, and Abel Negussie (junior), say yes.

A Rangeview student looked up the cuffing season schedule. Cuffing season began in early August and ends after the holidays.
A Rangeview student looked up the cuffing season schedule. Cuffing season began in early August and ends after the holidays. (Kenya Lee)

This supposed increase in relationships during cuffing season may be due to the surge of romantic holidays. Valentine’s Day, Christmas, New Year’s, and Thanksgiving all are based around company and affection. And who are we but people with needs? This phenomina is explained futher here: http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/cuffing-season-has-arrived-heres-everything-you-need-to-know-7639093 .

While Ford believes that Valentine’s Day is the cuffing season holiday that inspires the stir in the formation and destruction of relationships, Negussie and others point the finger at Christmas.

“[Christmas causes break ups because] people are pressured to buy gifts,” agreed sophomore Kyanna Lamasers.

Ford also suggested that the hype around New Year’s resolutions may be to blame for break ups during cuffing season.

“Revolutions are about their life and they would like to make drastic changes in their life,” explained Ford.

From these theories, it appears that the expectations of society during the winter and holiday season are what is taking a toll on relationships. However, not everyone agrees that the outside parties are to blame.

“I don’t think there is pressure from society,” said Laguana, “but pressure from ourselves.”

Whether it be society or our internal voices that is changing up relationship statuses during the winter, it is clear that cuffing season is something to be taken seriously.

The only question now is are you going to take your relationship to the next step this winter?

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