Here are some numbers that lead me to believe seasonal mating is not abnormal: — March is the month that couples are most likely to divorce or file for divorce.
(The Atlantic) — Facebook data shows that people are more likely to change their relationship status to “single” during summer months.
“Seasonal Dating Disorder seems to be another obstacle plus-sized ladies must deal with in today’s relationship environment,” said Woo Plus co-founder Michelle Li.
“Sadly, at this festive time of year, we feel it necessary to put out a warning…
The main indicator is the feeling of needing a partner during cold months but then feeling trapped in the relationship come springtime and heading for the hills every year for three years or more. I checked Merriam-Webster dictionary and it defines a disorder as “an abnormal physical or mental condition.” So, what if chronic seasonal mating isn’t abnormal but is merely biological?(Business Insider.com) — One study shows that physical coldness increases the need for psychological warmth, yielding the need for romance and sex.(Medical Daily.com) — North America’s most popular birth months are historically August and September with February being the least popular. (Life Science.com) What could ruin the seasonal theory is that Australia has similar birthing stats.The casual term for seasonal hook ups is “drafting” (we need to add that to She Spark’s Dating Dictionary).
The season itself has earned the name “Cuffing Season.” But when does drafting become a disorder?If you recently started dating someone and things start to cool off come warmer weather, “It’s not you, it’s me” may take on a whole new meaning.