After sweating it out in the summer heat, we're back to the time of year where temperatures begin to drop and the layers start to pile on. And with the arrival of cold weather comes cuffing season -- that time when you want to cuddle up next to someone and you start to long (or even hunt) for the person who will warm up your winter months.
Whether you have a partner to enjoy cuffing season with or are still looking for the one, it's what you do with the chosen one that makes it all worth while. Sure, the summer means you can lounge by the pool, party with your friends and have way more time to enjoy the sun due to Daylight Savings Time. However, it's also really nice to come home to bae. Of course, cuffing season doesn't just mean the cutesy stuff like wining and dining. It also leads to better moments between the sheets.
Thanks to some of your favorite singers, they've created a few visuals that can give you pointers or inspire your cuffing season this year. Check out 10 Best Videos Showcasing Cuffing Season Done Right.
"Bed Peace"Jhene Aiko featuring Childish Gambino
Jhene Aiko's "Bed Peace" video is an homage to John Lennon and Yoko Ono's "bed-in," which was more about love for all rather than a romantic love. However, the vintage photo feel and this more modern visual showcase a tenderness and the romantic side of things. And even though these two artists aren't dating, they do look like a sweet match, don't they?
"Body on Me"Rita Ora featuring Chris Brown
Randomly meeting someone on the elevator has its own romantic element to it. Rita Ora and Chris Brown take things to another level when we actually find out that they're neighbors in her recent video for "Body on Me." Cuffing season inspires the snuggles, but it also moves both parties to embrace their sexual side, too.
Usher's not always one for wining and dining. The singer skips the romantic gestures and tends to take it straight to the bedroom. And his video for his 2008 track,"Trading Places," does just that but with a little twist. Instead of taking the lead, he lets his lady dominate, which will warm up anyone who's getting in from the blustery cold.
From the moment you hear the lyrics of "I Wanna Know," off Joe's 2000 LP, My Name Is Joe, you instantly wish that he was singing and serenading you. The singer saves the woman he desires from her cheating boyfriend and then he spoils her with his affection. "I wanna know what turns you on" is the perfect kickstarter to cuffing season.
Maxwell enters our dreams with his video for "Pretty Wings." And although all of the affection is a fantasy, it doesn't go unnoticed. If you're looking for that other half to share your bed with, the singer's got the perfect visual to get you started.
"You Mean the World to Me"Toni Braxton
From lounging by the pool to feeding each other at breakfast, Toni Braxton's "You Mean the World to Me" is the epitome of love. Not only will you want to go on a cruise with your other half but also enjoy the morning after with breakfast in bed.
If you're already in a long-term relationship but need a little inspiration to add some more romance to it, look no further than John Legend's "All of Me." He bares it all lyrically and physically with his model wifey, Chrissy Teigen. And maybe you might not go skinny dipping on your next romantic rendezvous, but the idea can be locked into your bucket list to do with your boo.
"What's My Name?"Rihanna featuring Drake
Rihanna and Drake turn the temperature up with their video for "What's My Name?" They may just be friends and collaborators now, but the chemistry from their past romance will make you more hopeful about your next milk run. You just never know who you're going to meet when hitting up your local bodega.
"My Boo"Alicia Keys featuring Usher
Leave it to Alicia Keys and Usher to make standing outside in the middle of the cold look hot. But the sweetness in this video proves that the big gestures aren't always the most important; the simple moments can make your winter a little warmer together.
Cuffing season doesn't mean you have to only get intimate and sexual with bae. Sometimes you can have a little fun and tap into your childhood self just like Tamar Braxton does in her clip for "The One." The light, carefree feel here will bring a smile to anyone's face, which always makes for the perfect mood during the season.
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