‘Tis the season for love. Unfortunately, ‘tis also cuffing season.
For those who don’t know what cuffing season is, Urban Dictionary defines it as: The time of year, specifically between Halloween and Valentine’s Day, when people who don’t particularly want a significant other are enticed by the cold weather and seasonal love to find a partner for a short period of time.
However, If you don’t want dementia, get yourself someone to hold onto longer than three months, because It’s been medically proven that having a partner later in life decreases the chances of developing the terrifying illness.
According to the British Medical Journal, not being married or having a significant other has a noticeable impact on the risk of developing dementia later in life.
With more than 800,000 participants, the study comes to the conclusion that older single or widowed people are susceptible to developing the disease, more than those with a partner.
While these results are purely observational and could just be a trend of the current elderly generation, it’s still a significant study that could give some insight into the benefits of being in a serious relationship, compared to the fickle trend that millennials have picked up.
Yes, it’s not like someone can walk over to Big Lots and pick up a partner, but the study could be a wake-up call for those who are as opposed to the idea of marriage as the youth of this generation is.
Especially those that are in full-fledged cuff mode.
It seems like millennials are looking to ride that train in the future if the study proves true.
In a 2017 U.S. Census Bureau report, it was revealed that compared to past generations, millennials are increasingly turning down the idea of settling down.
In 1976, 57 percent of women were married between ages 20 and 24. In 2014, that …