Why autumn is the best time to be in love

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The tan is fading, the holidays are behind you and winter is just around the corner. For some autumn can seem like a sad and depressing time of year. But, every season has its advantages in terms of dating and relationships and we at eharmony think that autumn wins in terms of romance. Here’s why.

The shortening days

Although it’s sad to see the end of the summer as the nights draw in, autumn can bring with it opportunities to deepen and develop our relationships. As with all of nature, the fewer hours of sunlight also engender in us a desire to slow down, get cosy and turn our focus homewards. We are more likely to want to spend time indoors with our partners in the evenings and this brings with it the chance for more intimacy through conversation, and cuddling on the lounge in front of a good movie. If the relationship is very new it may well be the first time you visit each other’s homes, cook for each other and see each other’s home world.

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The stunning autumn colours

Now more than at other times of the year, the colours of nature are stunning and we are surrounded by natural abundance. Studies have shown that walking side by side with someone can make you feel more open and honest when talking about your feelings than sitting face to face. If you or your partner are a bit shy, walking together hand in hand through piles of crisp autumn leaves can really help you to open up to each other.

Happy memories

Scientists have said that we are more likely to fall in love with someone if the things we do with them remind us of other happy times. We may not have known the person for very long but doing something together that evokes good memories helps us to feel they are no longer a stranger. Wherever you live you are bound to have a park, bush or beach nearby to explore. Collecting items like interesting leaves or seashells can bring back happy childhood memories for many of us.  It can make a lovely date to go exploring the outdoors together as the sense of adventure will bring you closer together.

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More dates

The perfect in between weather opens up many more opportunities for dates. It’s not too hot for a long walk or too cold for a swim at the beach. This also means there are a lot more events around the country – there’s film festivals and outdoor cinemas, music festivals and concerts, the comedy festival in Melbourne and the Royal Easter show in Sydney to name just a few. Take advantage of this prime dating season before the colder weather approaches.

The happy memories you create this autumn will be the ones you draw upon through the winter, the more you have the closer you will be.

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This article originally appeared on eH Advice.


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