What to Read Next

14 Reasons Why Winter is the Worst Season for Dating

Smitten, Glamour Magazine
Love + Sex
January 2, 2013

by Gena Kaufman, Glamour

It is officially the first day of winter which means that fall, my personal favorite season for dating, is over. And unfortunately, it's replaced by the worst three-month period for romance of the year as far as I'm concerned.

Sure, it has its redeeming qualities--romantic ice skating and hot cocoa dates, rosy cheeks, men in scarves (my favorite!)--but it has so many, many more downers in the world of love. From the freezing temperatures to the unfortunate physical side effects, here is a collection of things about winter that make dating just a little less fun:

See more: Cute Boots for Every Budget

1. Unflattering winter coats and layers.
2. No matter how much snuggling and cuddling you do, it's still too cold to really want to take your clothes off.
3. And it's definitely too cold for a sexy peek of skin in your outfit. What am I supposed to attract men with, my wit and charm? (JK. Kind of.)
4. Speaking of skin, winter skin: Pasty, dry, flaky. Sexy!
5. Runny noses.
6. Constant colds.
7. Hat hair.
8. Wet, freezing feet with possibly frostbitten toes.
9. Post-New Year's, we'll be entering the least social season of the year. If you don't have a steady guy, good luck meeting one when you're virtually chained to your couch and space heater for the next three months.
10. And if you do have one, get ready for months of bickering over whose turn it is to choose the Netflix movie and what toppings to get on your third pizza of the week tonight.
11. The awkwardness of starting to date right before Valentine's Day.
12. Your New Year's resolution to drink less, save money, and eat healthy is really going to interfere with all your best dating plans.
13. Trying to shave your legs over goosebumps in the shower.
14. Seasonal affective disorder.

See more: 60 Winter Nail Polish Ideas

Blech! Clearly not everyone will agree with me. For instance, as you might have noticed above, stock photos seem to only portray happy adorable people during winter. But I bet underneath that smile, she's thinking, "I don't even know how it is possible to be freezing and simultaneously sweating through half these layers, but I can tell you I've never felt less in the mood."

Agree or disagree about winter being the worst season for dating? What do you like/hate about it? And what's your favorite season for dating?

More from Glamour:
The Best Coat for Your Body
10 Hot Date-Night Outfits (According to Guys)
10 Wardrobe Essentials Every Woman Should Own
28 Ways Sex and the City Would Be Different If It Were On TV Now

Insane Navy Seal Flashlight, should it be banned?

The Military has recently released technology that is now available to the public. Get yours before they run out - Limited Supply!

Toddler tantrum email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track for advice on how to handle different situations that may arise with your little one.

Kid sleep troubles email series for moms

We get it. We’ve been there. Sign up for our email track to learn how to handle kids who won’t go to sleep or won’t stay in bed.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Read This Before You Buy Medigap Plan F

Medicare Supplement Plan F is the most popular plan option, but there's another Medigap option you should consider.

Starwood Credit Card

Earn 25,000 Bonus Starpoints®! Use toward Award Nights or Flights.

Drivers With No Tickets In 3 Years Must Read This

If you drive less than 50 miles per day, there is a way to pay less for auto insurance that few people realize. Are you overpaying?

FlexPath Fits Your Budget

Unlike other online degree programs, you can take multiple courses for one flat fee with FlexPath.

Buying Medicare Supplement Plan F? Read This First

Learn why Medicare Supplement Plan F might not be your best plan option.

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Is This Your Year to Learn a New Language?

Is This Your Year to Learn a New Language?

Time is Running Out

Just 7 days remain to enter for a shot at $5,000 A Week “Forever.”

The one thing standing between him and adventure.

This was the one thing standing between him and adventure.