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Stop with the cuffing

By Leon
On February 13, 2013

The term "cuffing season" has becoming increasingly popular in the last few years. It is synonymous to the winter months, beginning with November and ending on Feb. 15.
During this season, people of all ages often times engage in the random selection of someone to be in a relationship with simply because it is cold outside and want someone to cuddle with or they want to receive gifts. Needless to say, with Valentine's Day upon us, "love" is all around.
I remember in elementary school, relationships and gift ideas were so easy and uncomplicated. Back in the gap, all you needed was a 24 pack of Power Ranger or Disney Princess cards for everyone in homeroom. If you were especially sweet on someone, a bag of your crush's favorite candy was more than enough.
Things are quite different now for young adults. With the evolution of technology, people are expecting more because their mates are becoming even easier to access through the Internet, social networking websites and cell phones.
Our society's focus on materialism and gift giving on Valentine's Day has increased the desire and feel of needing more. Some people feel the need to spoil their significant other with breakfast in bed, spa days, and even expensive clothes and shoes.
As if all of this was not enough, the whole concept of being in a relationship, as adults, is complicated within itself.
Polluting your relationships with dishonesty, disloyalty, accompanied with ulterior motives is asking for disaster!
Ladies, know and understand the importance of setting standards for yourself. Throwing yourself at anyone who stumbles across your path will lessen your worth in the eyes of those who are truly interested in you. Simply dating someone because you wish to receive physical affection and gifts is just plain low.
Gents, contrary to popular belief, everything does not relate back to mating with anything with legs. That is how you ended up with your first child and possibly your first burn!
Remember ladies and gents, the thirst is very real. Thirst traps are everywhere. You can protect yourselves, by staying out of your feelings, not discussing Valentine's Day, and avoid giving any relationship advice.
If any of you are looking for something real, remember that it is necessary to establish lines of open communication and ensure that honesty is a key part of the relationship. Being friends first, can also help weed out the thirsties.
Keep it classy Prairie View...keep it classy.

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