Dating trends come and go. Some are okay, most just lead to more red flags than you’d see at a 4th of July used car sale.
We’ve all heard of ‘cuffing season’ where you find someone to hunker down with during the winter months. Another trend I don’t support for a number of reasons. You end up in a toxic relationship during the months you could still be out at the bar with your friends, you end up with someone you find utterly annoying after 3 weeks, you end up with someone who likes you way more than you like them etc. The truth is, you shouldn’t be entering into a relationship based on the weather. I’m no dating expert, but it seems like you should only commit to a relationship if you both mutually have feelings for each other and aren’t using some manipulation tactic to keep someone around
So what is ‘winter coating’ and why should you avoid it?
‘Winter coating’ is worse than ‘cuffing season.’ ‘Winter coating’ is where you reach back out to a former fling for companionship during the winter months and then one of you discards the other like you do your winter coat come spring time. Seems like a pretty bad idea if you ask me. The truth is, they’re a former fling for a reason. It’s a new year! Put yourself first! Do not, under any circumstances, go back to an ex because you’re lonely. It almost never works out. Listen, we’re not J Lo and Ben Affleck.
Moral of the story is, we don’t give great dating advice, but we’ll call out a red flag when we see it and anything to do with ‘winter coating’ is a red flag! Avoid it at all costs!