You’ve survived another winter season of doom and gloom days coupled with cold temperatures. The natural effect was probably a slump in your libido, less dating and more curling up on the couch beneath a warm blanket.
All bets are off come spring.
As someone who’s seen their share of seasons come and go, you probably noticed how your enthusiasm spikes when the blossoms start to bloom come spring. This phenomenon is known as spring fever.
Watch out for falling filters and loose cannons.
This is the time of year when young wild hare are busy jumping around falling on their faces and we (humans) are inspired by the prospect of new love. If you’ve already been on a few dates this spring, you’ve probably noticed a difference. You can dress “down” and heat up more, just like the weather.
Beware of false promise.
If you are a single parent tending to your children, it’s still top priority to put them first, even if your hormones are raging and nature is knocking at your door. How can you tell if you’re experiencing the early stages of love or a rise in serotonin giving you those euphoric highs?
You can’t! Only time will tell.
Before you let temptation combined with seasonally-induced hormones affect your better judgment, take things slow! Yeah, that’s probably a phrase you’ve heard countless times, especially after your relationship crumbled for jumping in too fast (during the hormonal rush period).
Enjoy the moment but don’t buy too much into it.
One of the best tips for keeping yourself grounded is to live in the moment without letting your fantasies take over. For each time you fumble into love, you’ve probably learned that “haste makes waste” and that over-analyzing what everything means can lead to disappointment and frustration.
So kiss (keep it simple, silly)! Spring is in the air, but you need not lose your head like those chickens with their heads cut off. Or bunnies falling on their face in the field. Or lovers jumping into bed before they even know whom they’re dating.
Don’t forget the kids are watching!
Your kids are still watching you for showing an example of how to be a grown up, so don’t let your hormones sabotage your morals. No matter how deliciously happy you may be in the moment, one little blunder could leave you with guilt, embarrassment or worse, another kiddo.
If you’re in doubt, remember that seasons will pass. A few more weeks or months of knowing someone would behoove you. Let your love blossom much longer than the spring flowers. If it’s meant to be, you’ll have a partner to join you under the blanket come winter.
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