As West Chester Students, we find ourselves just above the blue line on the map. Our weather apps begin to show temperatures below 40, while our dating apps light up with matches. For those of you who have been lining up perspective partners for the months to come, rest assured, Cuffing Season is upon us.




Cuffing Season is the phenomenon defined by Urban Dictionary as “During the fall and winter months, people who would normally rather be single find themselves along with the rest of the world, desiring to be “cuffed” or tied down by a serious relationship. The cold weather and prolonged indoor activity causes singles to become lonely and desperate to be cuffed.”

It’s a pretty funny concept on paper, but the truth is, this cycle of matching for the winter months is all too familiar to many young adults!

And, that’s totally okay!

We at the Wellness Office are here to tell you that whether you’re bringing your bae to Thanksgiving Dinner, or continuing to hook up in frat basements, rest assured, your sexuality is your own to explore and cuff as you please! Just make sure you’ve got consent and condoms!

Written by Gracie McDermott, Wellness Ambassador