While summer is the perfect season to be super single, by the time fall rolls around, you’re ready for everything a relationship has to offer. Summertime means rooftop barbecues, going out every night, and perfect weather that was basically made for less clothing and more crushing. Now that the temperatures are dropping and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are everywhere, you’re going to start seeing pumpkin picking photos and engagement announcements when everyone’s home for the holidays. That means it’s officially the perfect season to find the right guy to hibernate with this winter.
- It’s almost time for the holidays, when the questioning begins. Everyone who ever suffered through an awkward family dinner knows the struggle that is being single. If you start searching now, you can force someone to be your boyfriend before it’s Peppermint Mocha season.
- Dating in the winter is the worst. You just don’t feel fabulous when you’re wearing approximately 100 layers. Plus, no one wants to trek through snow and slush to meet up with someone they may or may not have anything in common with for weeknight drinks. Dating in the fall is just much more romantic than trying to plan get togethers when you’d rather be heavily hibernating.
- No one likes living alone when they’re snowed in. Living alone has its amazing moments, from dancing naked to having an entire refrigerator to yourself. There’s no shared chore wheel like summer camp, and if you happen to bring home a rogue gentleman caller there’s no one to judge you (except yourself). But if there’s a blizzard on hand, it’s suddenly terrifying. How are you supposed to survive snowed in? What if the power goes out, leaving you unable to charge your phone to Tinder and/or plan an escape? Unclear, but that’s why you need to prepare mentally and physically by adding a boyfriend to your social lineup.
- Photos of frolicking in fall leaves scream romance. When the leaves start changing colors there are certain things you know to be true. White girls will Instagram their PSLs and they’ll start forcing their boyfriends to don flannel and go pumpkin/apple/anything picking with them.
- There’s just something about crisp leaves and ample fireplace opportunities.Summer’s too hot to feel anything other than sweaty. Winter was made for staying indoors. Spring is gorgeous, but most of it is spent defrosting. Falling in love in fall gives you the perfect excuse to wear adorable J. Crew coats and riding boots, looking like Pinterest perfection.
- Everything (and everyone) slows down in the fall. During summer, it seems like there’s a new Facebook event to RSVP no to daily. Everyone’s on vacation (including you) or running to some friend of a friend’s birthday party on a rooftop deck. Now that everyone’s back to work, it’s like the start of a new school year. Your friends are so focused on doing their own thing that it leaves you lots of room to meet someone new and exciting.
- Getaways were made for a new guy in your life. Fall brings to mind bed and breakfasts upstate and curling up by the fire. While wine is the ultimate significant other and Netflix is there when you need it, it’s unfortunate but true that both of the above don’t look as adorable when you show them off to your friends on social media.
- Everyone gets a little bit jealous when the winter engagements begin. As happy as you are being single, once the winter engagements and weddings start going down it’s impossible to not wonder if you’re actually forever alone. Instead of buying a cat, start looking for a boyfriend.
- Hibernating is better with someone else (and not just because it’s warmer). Winter can be lonely, especially if you’re not used to constant snow and sadness. Instead of doing Seamless for one, it’s way more fun to spend the freezing months with someone who’s new enough to be excited about, but that you’re comfortable with to wear your footie pajamas in bed.