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National Cuddle up Day

Originally, we started Cuddle Connect site and thought of coming up with a Cuddle Connect’s Cuddle Day of the year. We decided to pick 21st December to be the most ideal day for us to define as the cuddle day for the various reasons. You can find about the reasons more here. But after we were educated that there is already a National Cuddle up Day, we decided why to reinvent the wheels on it 🙂 ! So when is truly the National Cuddle up Day if not on 21st December? – Well, National Cuddle Up Day falls on January 6 for a very important reason.

WHY NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY?

Primary reason being that January has some of the coldest temperatures of the year. Making January as a great excuse for anyone to cuddle up with ones closest to you! Get real cozy in January for cuddles. Cuddling is not just limited to married couples or people in dating relationships. You can cuddle with your children, cuddle with your friends or buddies, cuddle with your pets, cuddle up with siblings. Cuddling is not just to be get romantic but it is more about spending a quality time connecting at intimate levels that could be more affection oriented or care oriented.

Did you know you can even pay Professional Cuddlers on our website or mobile apps to cuddle with you? Our site also have Cuddle Buddy Enthusiasts who cuddle for free. Find a cuddle buddy and get ready to cuddle up this January!

HISTORY OF CUDDLE WORD IN HISTORY

Century – In the early 1500s – Cuddle as a term first got introduced into English

Century – In the early 2000s – It was proven by several research efforts that cuddling is extremely beneficial at various levels. A great thing to be added into our routine of self care. Benefits controlling your blood pressure, stress level, anxiety, depression, and may more aspects!

Year – In the year 2015 – First Cuddle Convention took place. Growing platonic health wellness oriented communities started to get recognition in form of awareness at various levels

Why National Cuddle Up Day Matters?

Significant Mental Health Benefits – Act of Cuddle comforts our body and even more importantly it has significant benefits for our state of mind. Cuddles releases happy hormones like oxytocin / dopamine — a chemical in the brain that helps improve focus and memory.

Cuddling Makes you Feel good – Effective for warming your body and more importantly your heart – Well, thanks to the oxytocin released! This “feel-good” hormone offers tremendous health benefits, like giving us the “warm fuzzies” and reducing aches and pains. Oxytocin also reduces heart disease, lowers blood pressure, and even decreases stress and anxiety. So, no matter when you cuddle up, you’re bound to benefit from these mood-boosting side effects.

Strengthens Connection & Builds Relationships – Cuddling with someone enhances your connection with that person. Even if you’re not verbally communicating, this type of contact helps increase feelings of trust, comfort, safety, and reassurance between cuddle partners. These feelings can also remain long after the cuddle session is over.

How to Celebrate National Cuddle Up Day on this 6th January 2020?

Cuddle up – Just the national day suggests “Cuddle up” 🙂 ! It’s not about being romantic or getting sexually active. Cuddling goes way beyond that. Cuddle partner can cuddle platonic for affectionate bonding and care. That’s why every sibling or friends or even furry pets can make excellent cuddle buddies!

Schedule a Therapeutic Cuddle or Massage session – Cuddle Therapy is an emerging industry just like Massage Industry. Cuddle Therapists offers services that benefits you in areas such as stress reduction and positive feelings of well-being.

Socialize – Spread the word about National Cuddle Up Day? Use the hashtag #NationalCuddleUpDay and #CuddleConnect ! Share with us on Instagram @cuddleconnectcc with us how you’re celebrating this wonderful feel-good cuddly national holiday.

Get Cuddle up Creative – Well these are just some ideas or thoughts to celebrate. At times, all we would have to do is go out, socialize with our friends, or hug our family. Give someone a consent affectionate hug! Play with your pets, cuddle up with them. Cuddle up by the fire place with your cuddle buddy, or listen to music. Play fun cuddle games.

Some other reasons to cuddle up

Physical touch can communicate trust, commitment, safety, and reassurance. This goes for human to human contact as well has human to pet contact. Cuddling communicates all these things which are vital to a strong connection and bonding to form a valuable relationship.

Cuddles help a mother bond much better with her infant or toddler children. As cuddling releases Oxytocin, it relaxes the mother so breastfeeding may come more easily. It also enables sleep, even when the mother might have difficulty sleeping with a newborn in the house.

Cuddling can actually help with social anxiety which helps you have a positive outlook on the world. 

National Cuddle Up Day is a real day! And while some may debate that the true-true origins of the holiday remains wrapped in mystery. The debate is not worth against the intent of this day! Cuddle up Day is a reminder for all of us about the health benefits of hugs and daylong snuggle parties are supported by science!

Think no more and say your Cuddle Buddy – Cuddle Up to me now !

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First Year Anniversary of Cuddle Mobile Apps and Cuddle Site Launch

Our Cuddle Toddler is almost approaching 1 year! A quick look back!

Back in the year 2005-2006, one of us launched a community dating and match making online website services. It was a great experience and one of the memorable smooth journey!

After being away from the online industry for few year, one of the days we got together in or around August of 2018 to discuss launching first ever mobile apps for Cuddling Community.

That very evening, one of us started to explore what all ready-made design themes are available and what all open source code base was accessible to build mobile apps with minimum features. Within no time we had the first alpha version of our cuddle mobile apps ready for both Android platform and iOS platform. While we were building cuddling app for smart phone and smart devices, we also created our new cuddle site.

While the techies were busy with coding the apps and site, one of us felt the need that we should create some short valuable videos for our snuggling community members and snuggle professionals. One of us stepped-in to start creating concise, and focused short cuddle videos and professional cuddle therapy online training videos too. Information oriented Cuddling Videos creation was probably one of the fun parts!

Developing apps (and site) was probably the most easy part for the techies! We did an alpha launch of the new cuddle apps and site by December end 2018 / early January 2019. We know, We know – we had few bugs, issues, and challenges with our mobile apps and site. Like every new site or apps, there are always some glitches or kinks that gets uncovered after launch :-). We are constantly working towards improving our apps and site experience. We could have probably done a better job with our aggressive regression testing. It was a lesson learnt and we are working on improving our production roll-outs here onwards!

Probably it was not the best decision to divert some of the resources to build the website for cuddlers along with mobile apps. Our primary goal was to build a full blown mobile app for cuddling community as there was none existing at that time and there is none existing till date! But looking back, we are glad we did the website too as we have found that we are able to equally attract valuable cuddlers to our site as much as we are attracting to our mobile apps.

Guess what was the hard part? – The hard part was within few weeks of the launch without even starting any marketing, we got swamped by fake profiles, scammers, impersonators, and what not! We felt like we were caught completely off-guard. We struggled for few days/weeks trying to manually chase down the origination points and block them step at a time. We had a realization it wasn’t a sustainable model, so we dropped all our improvements we were working towards and diverted our resources and energy towards figuring out measures we can take to curb fakers.

While we implemented several measures at each level from the point of entry into our snuggle apps and site, we learnt dealing with this fake is going to be an ongoing challenge. We were glad to notice that with the various measures we implemented, we almost noticed over 70% reduction in the fake profile influx. That was a definite win!

We understand in doing so, we might have implemented some false positive situations or un-required gates for our genuine members. But rest assured, our actions were in an effort to improve our member experience in the longer run. We are open to suggestions always. So please keep the communication channel open with your candid feedback!

It has not been an easy first year for us. But it was for EACH of you and your constant support, help, and kind words – that has kept us going! So we wanted to thank our growing snuggle community for the overwhelming support at all fronts!

There is so much more to share but we will save it for next time.

What a memorable first year!

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Good Cuddler Rapport

Let us be at the top of the basics of developing a good rapport relationships with others and be a good cuddler or cuddle buddy.

In short, it is necessary to ask questions, to have a positive, open attitude, to encourage an open exchange of communications (both verbal and unspeakable), to listen to verbal and unspeakable communications and to share positive feedback.

Here are the important details of each step:

ASK QUESTIONS

The Building Report is close to interviewing someone for opening a job, or it can be like a journalist searching for a story.

Relax and get to know the other person with the intention of finding common ground or items of interest. You can begin by simply commenting on the choice of other people’s clothes, if they are in person, or on their computer, if they are online, and by following up on related questions.

For example, in person, you could compliment the other person on their choice of color and or maybe a pin, ring or other piece of jewelry and ask where they came from.

You can praise the other individuals in online communication, smile faces or whatever, say the conversation is friendly and ask them if they write a lot.

After that, essentially, you can clear of topics that might attract or trigger discussion and lead the individual slowly to common ground.

ATTITUDE

Have a good attitude, leave home (or in a cabinet, when you are out) with social marks. 

Many can tell you immediately whether you feel negative or superior. 

And treat others as you want to be treated. Give everyone a chance.

OPEN EXCHANGE

Encourage others to share your experiences. Some are shy, fearful and unaware of the opportunities to talk and accept. There is therefore an interaction with the language of the body and the verbal communication. Open your arms to the other person, look carefully (within your eyes not gazing or staring) and speak to them with a warm smile.

LISTEN

Be a listener that’s engaged. Don’t dwell on what you’re going to say next. Listen to what the other person says and take your cues, when remembering the language of your body.

For example, when someone else folds his arms and sounds irritated, the subject may be changed or space and distance are required, maybe try to approach him later and make an excuse to go and make a telephone call (head to the buffet table or escape somewhere).

If the other person leans towards you, on the other hand, imitate each of your words and connect to you as if you were old friends, BINGO. You have created a relationship!

CUDDLE ON!

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Platonic Cuddling is Different Yet Intimate Than Sex, Hook-up, or Dating

Do you think that love promotes a healthier, better, and happier life? Well, many of you would believe this statement but still confuse the true definition of love. Love comes in multiple forms including filial, parental, romantic, and platonic. Any form of love can lead to spiritual wellness, peace of mind, and relieve you from unwanted stress.

Have you ever been into a platonic friendship? Well, platonic love is a unique spiritual emotion towards one another that many don’t find in one-night stands, ordinary relationships, and hook-ups. Similarly, here at Cuddle Connect, we strive to connect people looking for a platonic, non-sexual, cuddle buddies to avail the best snuggling experience possible.

How a Platonic Relationship or Cuddling Differs?

The very first example of how cuddling or a platonic relationship is greater than sex is of a mother. We all have witnessed mothers cuddling their new-borns and making physical yet skin-to-skin touch. Similarly, you’ll see pets cuddling each other or someone who is upset laying his/her arms into a close friend. Yes, cuddling is far more intimate than sex or dating.

Cuddling can either be adapted to create a strong bond, share untold feelings, and even relieve stress after a hectic day at the office. So where to find someone who is as needy, penurious, or stressed as you? This is where platforms like CuddleConnect comes in handy.

Cuddling site vs Online Dating sites – how are they different?

If you are still concerned about the differences between platonic cuddling vs online dating or hook-up sites, following is a brief chart to educate you:

Platonic Cuddles vs Online Dating

Platonic Cuddling website vs online dating site comparison

Human touch plays a key role in physical as well as mental wellness. When you don’t get an adequate amount of human base regularly for a long time, it may result in anxiety, stress, and other therapeutic issues after a hectic day or weekend. This is where Cuddle Connect comes in handy.

Note that when you are into a platonic, non-sexual, and amicable friendship, itis entirely different from ordinary relationships, one-night stand, or a hook-up. Still, people feel a lot free, happy, satisfied, and intimate while cuddling.

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