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New 'Winter Coating' Dating Trend Gives Us Something New to Worry About

It seems like everywhere you turn, there's news about some new dating trend everyone is buzzing about. Bread-crumbing, love bombing, soft-nexting, what could be next? Turns out, the latest one is called winter-coating, and it's caught the attention of major news channels. 

In this TikTok clip shared by TODAY with Hoda and Jenna, the ladies are discussing what it means to "winter coat" someone it's enough to get you wondering, "Have I been on the receiving end of this?"  

Well, this is interesting. What they're saying makes sense too. As the weather outside is getting colder and we approach the winter season, it's only natural for us to want to cozy up to anything that makes us feel warm and fuzzy, and you can understand why for some, that might include cozying up to other familiar people. Although, I have to wonder, doesn't this sound a bit like cuffing season?

Viewers aren't hesitating to chime in with their thoughts on this topic. User @Dtxbubbles says, "I’d rather be cold." Haha! Fair enough. Commenter @theresa.m.santoro adds, "Old people learning about cuffing season." Right?! I mean, is it not the same thing? Another commenter, @mistysea11 says, "Yup we’ve all done it but totally agree with Hoda. When you know better, you do better." 

It kind makes you stop and think, "Have I ever been guilty of this?" At any rate, as silly as these new trends might sound, we can suppose it's better to know about them in case someone wants to pull one over on us. Be careful out there!

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