MILWAUKEE -- If you're familiar with your dating terms, you'll know we're currently in the middle of "cuffing season."
The time of year when it's perfect for cuddling up with your partner.
The summer months are too hot and sweaty, but in December, the snow is falling and it's nice to be cozy inside. What if you're single?
That could be the reason dating website e-Harmony just released a new study showing men feel more lonely than women during the holidays.
"Nobody wants to be inside and alone. It's tough during the holidays to see happy couples smiling and shopping together. It's that time of year," said Josh Ebert. A single father in Milwaukee.
The study reveals out of the nearly 4,100 single people surveyed, 71% of men were concerned they weren't "cuffed" or tied down by a serious relationship right now.
"A lot of times men are afraid to show they're vulnerable. They're afraid to show their softer side.
And in the winter during cuffing season, they are worried they don't have anyone to cuff with," said Mike Evans, a single man in Milwaukee.
The single women surveyed confessed they weren't too concerned about finding a partner because they have emotional connections with their girlfriends.
"Girls have girl groups. They have girlfriends. They're ok with going to dinner with their bestie as they call it," said Evans.
Out of the more than 4,000 people surveyed nearly half agreed they would rather be alone than with the wrong person.