Whoever decided that spring is the season of love was kidding himself. Sure, the flowers are blooming and there’s birds singing, but symbolism aside, there’s not much going on there.
Winter, on the other hand, is really when love is in the air. The nights are cold, you’ve let yourself go a little after Thanksgiving, and you’re feeling a little vulnerable because Grandma asked you why you never bring anyone to Christmas dinner. It’s the perfect time of year to wind up in a relationship.
If you take a look at the distribution of birthdays throughout a year, the numbers peak between August and November. Those months are conveniently three trimesters away from the prior winter. Let’s face it, if you’re a fall baby, you might be the result of “the house is cold, let’s keep warm” love making.
In any case, Winter is a dangerous time to be single. The bars are packed with people in ugly sweaters looking for some light conversation and a little heavy breathing. Just be careful you don’t let the low lighting and spiked eggnog get the best of you — warm bodies can be nice, but compromising your
If you are alone at this time of year, you’re not the only one. Take it from somebody who has never had to do the “what should I get my girlfriend for Christmas” thing. Being single when it feels like everyone else is curling up together by the fire can be a little disheartening. It doesn’t help that the days are short and holiday advertising has been shouting in your ear for months. Between Seasonal Affective Disorder (winter depression) and the romance-heavy advertising during the holidays, it’s no wonder that winter comes in first place for suicides.
Winter doesn’t have to be so bad. If everyone else is itching to find that special someone, you might have some luck in the next couple of months. Don’t sit in front of the computer all day watching porn and writing in your LiveJournal. There’s hundreds of lonely hearts out there looking to put on some flannel nightwear and get down to business.
So if you’re single this season, you have a homework assignment. Next time you’re standing in line to get your morning mocha and you see a cute girl or guy giving you the elevator eyes, break out of your shell and strike up a conversation. There’s no reason to wait for spring to fall in love.
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