Cuffin’ Season 2011 Calendar + Full Walkthrough

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After noticing the abnormal weather behavior for the past few weeks, I knew something was off.  It’s been much nicer than it should for this time of year. Then there was Nba2K12. This feeling was confirmed over the weekend when news broke that Drake’s “Take Care” album was pushed back to November 15th. What does this mean to the calendar? #MarvinsWeek? Well, EVERYTHING. Taking all 3 factors into consideration, the calendar & guide had to be updated to reflect these changes. You’ll notice the updates are highlighted in Red.

Cuffin’ Season?

A relationship? In the summer? FUCK THAT! There’s way too much partying to do, beaches to visit, alcohol to drink..shit, who the hell wants to be tied down? Caking on the phone? No thanks. By the time you’ve stumbled home after all that liquor, you’re too drunk to care about shit like that. Fun times, right? Yeah. Fast forward to September. More and more of your friends are entering relationships. Partying was cool, but its slowly getting colder. Jackets, boots and scarfs are all creeping back up. Not to mention everyone isn’t hanging out like before so you’re spending more and more time at home, alone. Remember all that late night caking that wasn’t a big deal before? Companionship? Well, it’d be nice now that all your friends are too busy with their bf’s and gf’s huh? Plus as much as you may cuddle up with Netflix and a snuggie at night, you can’t date either one.

That my friends, is the moment you realize cuffin season might just be for you. Don’t worry, you aren’t the first either. Many others come to this conclusion.Think about it, when does it seem the majority of those “Hey stranger” “Long time no talk”  “I miss how things between us used to be..” texts start rushing in? Definitely not during the summer. That’s single season. It’s Fall. And this year, Fall lands on a Friday. Friday, September 23rd to be exact. That marks the official start to the new Cuff Season.  This year we’re going to do things a bit differently. Remember last year how we got you out of those cuff relationships without a problem? [ Click Here ]

Well just as how we got you OUT, we can get you back IN. Now I did say that Cuffin’ Season starts Sept 23rd, but you can’t walk up to someone and simply say “we go together”. It requires time. Effort. A young lady must be courted. The point of this guide is to get you prepared LONG BEFORE the thirst rush starts. The ones who tell you to start preparing late Oct. are setting you up for failure. Taking the early route will not only provide you with more options, but also raise your chances of a successful cuff. By the time the thirst rush comes along, you would’ve already been on at least 3 or so dates and even had a few late night calls essentially shooting you to the top of the list.

What you need to know in order to stay ahead of the wolves!

As you may have noticed, each week is color coded to indicate the level of urgency. Green being the least severe and obviously Red being the most critical. That first weekend in Sept. is a make or break weekend. The summer is coming to an end and there’s at least one more big party/BBQ weekend. Labor Day. You now have the perfect excuse for your 1st ‘date’ like meeting. Invite her out to a BBQ. A party. Beach. Something. Use the holiday to YOUR advantage. Her last big event of the summer ending with you is a plus. No one really wants to hang around the house, so if she doesn’t have plans and you seem sincere, she’s probably going.

Remember it IS a long weekend, no need to be in her face first thing Tuesday. A text to see how she’s doing is cool. No date the following weekend either. Just stick to building up a rapport via conversation. Slow and steady. No need to overdo it unless she’s giving off signs. Plan something the following week. Things go well? Start throwing in Good mornings texts. The rest of the calendar should be rather straight forward.

If you were able to at least loosely follow the steps up until the start of Cuffin Season, you would have had:

  1. - 2 dates ( The option of a 3rd is possible during the no date week, but that’s based on the signals you’ve been getting. Don’t push.)
  2. - Went back and forth via text a few times and also sent the infamous “Good Morning” text to which you would have gotten a reply each time.
  3. - Talked atleast 2x (3x) on the phone with one of them being a long late night cake call. You know the ones. The “Oh shit look at the time. It didn’t even seem like we were talking for so long..” calls.

Congratulations for making it this far. You’re already on the last lap, now its time to secure the win. All that’s left is to make it official. October unlike September, is a very part is open-ended month. Meaning I can’t tell you exactly what to say and when to say it. No two people are the same. This is where judging from all the signals you’ve been getting, you’ll have to figure out exactly when is the most appropriate time.

I will however implore you to do so prior to the heavy #thirstrush. The thirst rush is usually around the time the majority of guys from her past ( Ex’s, current friends, possibly ‘the guy friend’ as well)  start getting into their feelings heavily and begin sending those “hey stranger” etc texts and making phone calls professing their love in larger amounts. It begins around the 8th of Oct and concludes towards the end of the month. Be warned, it may start slow, but the colder and later into October we go, the stronger the rush gets. The most dangerous week falls between October 24th – October 29th. This is known as #MarvinsWeek or #DrakeWeepWeek. Coincidentally, Drake’s “Take Care” album drops October 24th. The sheer amount of Marvin’s room texts will be unimaginable.

You now have more time to lock that relationship down aka #SealTheDeal. What should’ve started taking place Oct. 7th, has now been rescheduled  due to “Take Care” being pushed back. This affects #MarvinsWeek as well. It also brings #MarvinsAftermath to my attention. Feelings will still be above average, but not nearly as bad as #MarvinsWeek. The bright side is you have nearly 2 additional weeks to secure your relationship. With the release of NBA2K12, a lot of those exes may be  distracted just a bit longer which slows down the thirst rush severity until the end of the month/beginning of Nov. HOWEVER, we’ll still notice that the thirst levels will begin to rise during the old Take Care release week. For those of you who like waiting until the last minute, (remember, this guide is about helping you get boo’d up BEFORE the rush starts.) there is still enough time to make her yours by the last week of October/ 1st week of November. The threat level is already yellow and you’re really pushing it as orange begins the following week – but it can be done. This is not recommended for rookies.

Your best bet is to wrap this this on a friday / sat.  Again, with all the changes, this has been spaced out. I still stand by a weekend to wrap things up, but you are now given the option of any day within the highlighted area. ( October 10th  – October 29th for rookies. November 5th as a last minute lock for those seasoned cuffers . ) “I really like how things have been going between us. How would you feel if..” You have 3 weekends in which to do so. Pick what works for you. Preferably the weekend before the thirst rush reaches critical levels. If all goes well, you would’ve already sealed the deal and both parties have embraced the Cuff. All those “I miss us” texts from the following #marvinsweek and #marvinsaftermath will fall on deaf ears. She’s focused on you and only you. Here’s hoping Take Care drops when its supposed to and Drake no longer upsets the Cuffing Balance this year.  And for those of you who took time to print the old calendar out and use it in your schools (like the one below), you might want to update that. Props to all the sites that have linked back to the guide as well. RealTalkNY, Dr. Jays, LadyBlogga, Greedmont Park, etc.

Alright, looks like my jobs done here. On a final note, you can grab one of our cuffin’ season tees from the shop like others did below to show you support the cuff too.

See you in the spring!

Thank you Cuff God. @toysldrs

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