2014英语四级阅读:秋天易摆脱单身

With memories of summer flings fading faster than their tan lines the singletons are bracing themselves for lower temperatures and a dip in their standards.
晒痕还没有完全褪去,夏日的欢乐回忆就已经淡去,单身族们准备迎接降温,也准备降低他们的择友标准。

Finite relationships are beginning up and down the country as men and women prepare for what is being dubbed as 'the cuffing season', a phenomenon involving lone rangers deciding to 'cuff' themselves to an unwitting partner so they have someone to attend parties with and cuddle up to in winter.
随着所谓的“抱抱季”的到来,男男女女都做好了准备,短期的恋爱关系开始在全国上下各处现形。“抱抱季”是指单身者决定把自己“栓”在一个懵懂的伴侣身上,以求结伴去参加聚会,并且在冬季相互偎依的社会现象。

Many romance experts warn that if you find yourself in a seasonal-specific relationship like this you should beware of forming attachments as come spring you may be dumped.
许多恋爱专家就告诫人们,如果你发现自己正身处这样一段季节性的特定的恋爱关系之中,你应该保持警惕,不要形成依赖,因为春天到来的时候,你就有可能被甩。

An anonymous twenty-something London-based designer added: 'It's a running joke with my friends that every year around autumn time I get a new boyfriend, it's like clockwork. Guys all seem to be looking for a girlfriend in the winter, then in summer no one wants to settle down.'
一位二十出头的匿名伦敦设计师补充说:“我的朋友圈里流传着这样一个笑料,他们说每年快到秋天的时候,我就会有一个新男朋友,好像时钟周期一样。好像所有的男生都会在冬天寻觅女朋友,在夏天却都想保持单身。”

But FEMAIL Expert Tracey Cox is a little more optimistic. She says: 'It's absolutely true that people feel more comfortable being single in summer - everyone is a lot more social when the weather is good, so you're less lonely if you're not paired up. Snuggly weather makes you wish for someone to snuggle up with!'
不过,女性专家特蕾西·科克斯的意见较为乐观。她说:“人们更情愿在夏季保持单身,这的的确确是事实——天气宜人的时候,大家都更乐于参加社交活动,这样,即使你不是成双成对也不会那么孤单。低温的天气会让你希望有人能和你相互取暖!”

'But while I think cuffing is a real phenomena, most people do it on a subconscious basis rather than deliberately choosing relationships they assume will only last a few months. '
“不过,尽管我相信‘抱抱季’这种现象确有其事,不过,大多数人都是出于潜意识作用,而非有意识地去开始一段自己断定只能维持几个月的感情。”

'Most of us find it hard to separate our hearts from our heads. A lot of one-night-stands end up turning into long term love, even if we never expected it to!'
“大多数人都很难将自己的心和脑相互区分。很多情况下,一夜情最后都会演变成长期的恋爱关系,即使当事人自己也始料未及!”

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