We love rooftop bars and poolside dates as much as the next girl, but just because warm, sunny summer is over doesn’t mean your best time for romance is gone. It’s really just beginning because fall is really the best season to fall in love. Once that cool, crisp weather rolls in and we can wear sweaters again, we’re more in the mood for a mate, too, according to science.
As the days get shorter in autumn, melatonin levels elevate in the brain, so we feel more sluggish and want to lounge at home, preferably with a sweetie, explains Dr. Helen Fisher, chief scientific advisor of Match.com. “Then testosterone rises in November, triggering even more desire to snuggle with a lover,” she says. “By then, cuffing season is in full bloom.”
So there’s the science-backed explanation of why fall is ideal for falling in love, and here are some other reasons the “-ber months” (September, October, and November) are best for finding new romance.
You want to cuddle all the time - The drop in temperature helps us want to snuggle up under a blanket and sip apple cider with someone.
You’re not sweating so much - Summer lovin’ is great and all, but going on dates while drenched in sweat? Not so much.
Fall has the best activities - With options like hayrides, haunted houses, apple picking and corn mazes, dates during the fall season are the best.
The treats are so good - It’s easy to bond with your partner while sharing apple and pumpkin pies, apple cider doughnuts, and cranberry cobblers.