If you haven’t already accepted summer is over, you need too. It’s cosy evenings by the fire and frosty mornings from now on in. 

But although it might be getting chilly outside, your love life certainly shouldn’t cool down. In fact, now might actually be the perfect time to level up your dating game, it is cuffing season after all. 

Here’s five reasons why we think winter is actually the best time to find a partner:

Two is warmer than one. 

It’s cold. Who wouldn’t want a cuddle? There’s a reason why penguins huddle together to stay toasty. 

Getting cosy with someone in a warm bar, or getting dinner in a snug little restaurant is the perfect way to escape the cold. 

If you’re looking for recommendations for where to go, we suggest you check out The Inner Circle’s spot recommendations. This is a list of tried-and-tested date venues in all your city, vouched for by members who give it the first date nod of approval.

 Winter dates are very romantic. 

There are so many date ideas that exist only in winter. Christmas markets and ice rinks are a good example (if you’re brave enough to show off your skating skills). Firework displays are also great, your date can’t not go out with a bang. 

We dare you to be bold and meet in real life asap. It’s the only real way to get to know someone, don’t pocket date. The Inner Circle is designed for offline meetups, and members join with the intention to meet face to face. 

Party season or partner season? 

It’s no coincidence that party season coincides with cuffing season. Why not combine the two and go to a singles event. We’re serious. The Inner Circle hosts outrageous parties and pop-ups all over the world every month. We’re talking mixing and mingling in some seriously cool venues with other singles – it’s perfect.

You can layer up, and dig in. 

Let go of the summer bod, embrace the extra warmth. 

Whack on some jumpers and big coats and indulge in all the treats of winter. This is why it’s so perfect for dating, meals out or cute hot-chocolate dates are guilt free, so embrace it.

Dating apps pop off. 

Way more people get online. With the outside world a wet, cold, and miserable place, online dating activity goes through the roof. Put those evenings on the sofa to some use and start raking in some matches.

 Basically, winter is here and you have two options, either make the most of dating in winter, or don’t. We recommend the former, so why not give The Inner Circle a go and start dating in real life.