Did you know there’s an optimal time of the year to date someone? Well, for those of you who were alone on Valentine’s Day, you have a good reason to be happy today because dating season is officially open!
Urban Dictionary defines dating season as:
“The optimum time of year to date (in the U.S.) begins Feb 15 (after Valentine’s Day) and ends shortly before Thanksgiving. Starting a relationship close to February 14th can be awkward on Valentine’s Day if you’re not REALLY into that person (yet). Also, meeting family around Thanksgiving can prove to be more than a relationship can handle. Lastly, if you’re playing the field around the holidays, buying multiple gifts for multiple partners can get very expensive. Plus, being multiple places at once is impossible.”
Long time listeners of the nationally syndicated radio show, Lex and Terry, are well aware of this rule and as a long time listener of thier show, I have known about this rule for quite some time.
Have I always followed it? Heck no. And I had to learn the hard way that avoiding any kind of serious dating after Halloween is just not worth it.
Will he invite me over for Thanksgiving?
Will he buy me a Christmas present? Do I have to get him one?
What about Valentine’s Day and New Years? I CAN’T TAKE THIS STRESS!
Which is why I decided this past offseason, to avoid dating like the black plague. I didn’t have a New Year’s kiss and I didn’t go out to eat on Valentine’s day, by choice.
Sure there were guys around I had in mind to “fill that void” and at times I did stress about the fact of NOT having a date and if I was making the right call. But what I did have were zero obligations to please anyone but myself. Which feels pretty fantastic.
I spent Christmas with friends and family that matter the most. New Years partying on Bourbon Street in New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl and on Valentine’s Day, I spent it with my best friend in a smokey but awesome local bar called Scoreboard wearing just my PJ’s.
So if you chose to avoid dating in the offseason by force or choice, you can now look forward to the entire baseball season, spring, summer and fall to play the field without the pressures of buying gifts and impressing someone’s family of someone you just met.
Watch the special “Dating Season” episode of Lex and Terry below and it even includes a special “Dating Season” song that has the lines “you can call the b*tch back, it’s dating season”