Single comrades of this fine world, the season of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Uggs is finally upon us.
While it's true I'm going to miss summer, I'm also totally ready for fall. It's not just because I'll finally get to wear leggings every day, but also because summer screams, "I'm single and lovin' it!" And while that's cool, as the seasons change, so do our attitudes. Right?
Take, for instance, what's happening in the celebrity world post-Labor Day: Kendall and Harry might be getting back together, Calvin Harris has swiftly moved on from Ms. Swift and even Demi Lovato might have found someone to replace Wilmer Valderrama.
You should follow in their footsteps and start getting on that relationship grind now before all the good options get scooped up by winter.
As for little ol' me? You can bet I'm on the hunt for a new guy — one who's in it for the long haul.
Here are all the reasons fall is the perfect time to start a new relationship:
Fall is cuffing season.
For those of you who don't know what cuffing season is, it's when the cold weather hits, you're over going out because the darkness makes you lazy and you're ready to find someone to stay inside and beat the cold with.
The last thing you want to do right now is lace up your over-the-knee stripper boots that take FOREVER to lace up and hit the club, bar or lounge. Instead, you'd much rather curl up with your Netflix and hot chocolate.
So why not add a guy to that cozy mix? My ex and I did this thing where we'd show each other our favorite shows and force each other to watch at least half of one season of each. If the other partner didn't like the show, he or she could veto it and hop onto another one.
By staying in together, you and your S.O. can develop a level of comfort inside the bedroom that you can't get outside the home.
It's also baking season.
Eh, fall is really food season, in general, if you ask me. When it's dark and windy out, there's nothing like baking some warm, gooey treats for you and your SO and then having a contest to see who can fall into a sweet-treat coma faster.
Food, IMO, brings partners together; you two can learn endlessly from each other. In fact, it's actually proven that couples who cook together have happier and more fulfilling relationships.
I was once in a relationship where my guy taught me how to make dishes from his native country, and I taught him how to make dishes from mine. It was a fun learning experience, so you shouldn't shy away from wanting to grow with your S.O. in the kitchen this season.
You can steal your boyfriend's flannels.
I love me a good, oversized, plaid shirt from my SO's closet. He may wear it as a shirt, but you can totally throw it on and wear it as a dress with tights (or bare-legged, if that's your style). Cinch at the waist with a cute belt to really perfect that ~autumn chic~ look.
Although, it's not the only thing you can steal from your man. You can pull off one of his vests, a fedora or even a tie (trust me, if you style a tie correctly, you can really rock it!).
There's something special about being able to walk around in your boyfriend's clothes: It feels like he's with you even when you aren't together.
There are so many romantic activities.
Summer is hot and sticky. It's too hot to gallop around holding hands with one person.
But fall? Fall is poetic. Fall is when the trees turn and the branches wither, the same way your desire to stay single does.
Is there anything more romantic than parading around hand in hand while watching the leaves change color and fall to the ground? No, there isn't.
You can go pumpkin and apple picking to check out the foliage. Or, you can do a taste-testing tour of all the different alcoholic ciders and seasonal specials at bars and restaurants. Or, if you aren't a big drinker, you can hide away from the nippy weather and go see a movie together.
Two Words: Couples costume.
You and your new bae can sync up your Halloween costumes (because really, matching costumes are so much fun!).
I've seen couples emulate Kim and Kanye, Helga and Arnold (from Hey Arnold!, duh!) and the ever-so-infamous plug and outlet.
This year, I'm hoping to find someone so I can FINALLY fulfill my Halloween dreams of being Jasmine and Aladdin.
You'll be all set for the holidays.
The holiday season can be a lonely time for single folks. There's no one to bring home to your parents on Thanksgiving, no one to exchange gifts with on Christmas and no one to kiss on New Year's.
Sure, your besties and your mom are always down to hug and kiss you for prolonged periods of time. But it's commercials like "every kiss begins with Kay!" and all the couples kissing in Times Square when the ball drops that make us feel like we should have someone special.
So, snag yourself a new dude (or chick) before it gets too cold to go hunting.