Dating and relationships expert, Sami Wunder, believes that cuffing season is accentuated by the “human desire for love and companionship in winter”.
She suggests that “the long quarantine and isolation period we’ve experienced this year has made many singles come face to face with their loneliness. This means the desire for ‘someone to snuggle with’ will be heightened this winter”. She says that, due to the pandemic, there could be more cases of ‘cuffing’ coupling up, to escape the intense sense of loneliness that quarantine has caused.
She also proffers that most single people “wouldn’t want to expose themselves to multiple dating options at this point, which may increase the likelihood of entering a casual situationship ‘just for now’ as opposed to holding out for the right person”.