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Welcome To Quittin’ Season

February 16th, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Just what is Quittin’ Season exactly? Allow me to break it down briefly because I don’t have much time to write at length today.

Quittin’ Season is pretty self-explanatory; it’s the transitional weeks between Winter and Spring when all of us single people who were dating during the Winter months are quittin’ on the people we were dating. I began to use this term a couple of weeks ago when I noticed girls I’ve been dating since the temperature started dropping below 30 were starting to quit on me, for whatever reason. They didn’t exactly use the words, “I quit you” but they quit on me in some way or another.

I’m not mad at this, nor am I complaining. As we all say when we don’t know what to say at all, “It is what it is.” I simply wanted to put this term out their in the seasonal relationship lexicon. Everyone knows we’ve taken to calling Winter “boo season” or “cuffin’ season”. Spring has for centuries been known as the season of love. Summer is the “single season”. Fall is…I don’t even know what Fall is for everyone, but I know Fall for me is HBCU Homecoming Season, which is essentially “single season” in 60 degree weather.

And now, this time between Winter and Spring, it’s Quittin’ Season. Y’all better act accordingly, especially guys because trust, the girl who quits us now, if she’s smart, is going to look fine as hell in the Summer.

Wait a minute, nevermind. They’re all going to look good in the Summer.

Happy Quittin’ everybody.


The Process: Briefly, a story: So when I don’t have coffee at the house, I go down to Dunkin’ Donuts where I order a large coffee with skim, no sugar or anything. I go in this morning, place my order, and the whole team who has gotten to know me over time commented on how different I’ve looked. The lady says, “Have you been exercising? You’ve lost weight.” I explained to them what I’ve been doing (courtesy of my trainer) and how taking my coffee with no sugar has helped.

Poppin’ Questions Podcast: Episode 24 is up now (from there you can also see the new Until I Get Married Podomatic page). Episode 25 is now in the works, and will be up on Friday. Hit me on my Formspring or email me at for a question to be considered. A

UNTIL I GET MARRIED CONVERSATION: TONIGHT, at 10 EST. I’ll be hosting a virtual discussion for a half-hour via my Twitter feed and Facebook fan page. The hashtag for the Twitter conversation will be #UIGM. Still have no idea what it will be about, it might be about relationships or pop culture. Maybe a merger of both? Don’t know yet, but we’ll see.

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  • Morgan N Scott

    Interesting enough, but ridiculously true! I had a feeling it was going to be something about the time period from Groundhog Day to Easter that becomes “quittin’ season”. Great post!

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  • Islandgirl145

    Just did some “quitten” this morning…this is exactly what I needed this morning. Thanks for the great post.

  • Adrizamo

    Broke up with my bf yesterday…

  • melissa

    so true. just now, I QUIT.

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  • mari

    I definitely quit recently, but did you ever think that this season ironically comes right after Valentine’s Day… giving people the perfect excuse to quit. Smh

  • KitKatCuty84

    My friend just quit on a couple people. I haven’t quit yet, but I just have FBs, so there’s no one to quit. I quit someone back when the holidays started. That’s quittin’ season for me, as I can’t bring any wack mess home to the parents. Anyone who wouldn’t make their cut gets cut. 🙂

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