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18 Things I’ve Learned After Going on Over 20 Dates

Dating is many things: Fun, funny, exciting, enlightening, and sometimes awkward, repetitive, and laborious. One thing it isn’t? Simple. It’s the opposite of simple. But what else should we expect from the somewhat colloquial definition of dating that Merriam-Webster defines as “the series of social engagements shared by a couple looking to get married,” which also defines a single date as “a romantic appointment.” Talk about pressure. Of course, we have a much more fluid understanding of the term today, which simultaneously makes it more fun and less consequential and rigid—but it also tends to complicate things further.

When I started counting how many first dates I’d been on in one year alone, I lost count at 20. And reflecting on all of those initial encounters, what sticks out the most are the lessons learned from each experience. Along the way, I met some not-so-great mates, ditched many bad first dates, had some fun flings, experienced extreme disappointment, and unexpectedly met current partners.

With that said, I’ve collected all of these lessons and turned them into a set of suggestions, reminders, and tips worth sharing about navigating the many phases of dating. These 18 dating tips are divided into three categories, including the first date, a few dates in, and a few months in. Hopefully, they will help you come up with a dating rule book of your own. Now let’s begin with first-date advice.

For the First Few Dates

1. Boundaries are important.

If you are too strict with your likes, dislikes, will/won’t dos, you may be missing out on new experiences that could grow your personal edges or expand your worldview.

It’s okay if you’re still figuring out what your boundaries are, just like it’s okay to discover and enforce them mid-date. What you’re comfortable with and looking for in a partner will fluctuate based on your lifestyle, support system, ambitions, and the chemistry between the two of you. While it’s cool to be more flexible, it’s important to make sure your date is being respectful of your boundaries. How do you set healthy boundaries? According to the dating experts at Meet Mindful, speak up for what you need and what you’re not comfortable with, but be careful of being too rigid.
“If you are too strict with your likes, dislikes, will/won’t dos, you may be missing out on new experiences that could grow your personal edges or expand your worldview,” the website says. The site goes on to advise, “Stay curious and ask questions about things you don’t know about, even if you worry you may sound silly to your date. You never know where it may land you and sometimes it just may be exactly what you needed.”

2. There will be many, many awkward moments, and that’s fine.

Between taking an elbow to the trachea on a first hug, falling asleep at the dinner table, getting locked out of your apartment at the end of a date, forgetting your date’s name, and literally lighting a table on fire, we’ve experienced every first-date nightmare you can imagine. Maybe you can relate: When you first start dating, you’re a ball of nerves because you’re so afraid of feeling slightly uncomfortable or not having anything to say. But it’s part of the deal, and once you accept that, you’ll start to have so much more fun.
You’ll also learn how to bounce back from slip-ups on your end, or theirs.

3. If they’re clearly looking for something different, call it off early.

Whether your date is looking for something more casual or is ready to settle down, it’s always better to call it off earlier rather than further down the dating line when it has become clear you two are looking for different things out of a partnership. I’ve even left a first date early because of it, and while it was awkward, since we didn’t have the same expectations or feelings, it saved both of us some trouble.

4. Never tone it down; be as bold or as soft-spoken as you feel.

Have you ever been told to be yourself, but not too much? First of all, what does that even mean? If we conceal our personalities or keep certain habits at bay to suit a situation, we aren’t doing ourselves any favors since those things tend to reveal themselves sooner or later. Plus, wouldn’t you rather be adored for who you are, rather than the person you’re presenting? So, you may as well let them know who you are from the get-go.

5. Switch the location of your dates up.

If you’ve been in the dating game for a while, try not to choose the same bar every time. It’s easy to do, yes. Out of sheer convenience, it’s a no-brainer to just pick your favorite neighborhood dive bars to meet your dates at since they’ve been tried and true meeting spots (and you could probably get home quickly if you weren’t feeling it.) Although, that might have lead to some awkward run-ins. Once for example, two potential suitors turned out to be friends, and even worse than the same-bar issue, they found out that this writer saved their contact info as some interpretation of a literary classic, which I did with everyone I dated until this unfortunate turn of events. A Light in August, Alexander Pushkin, Ichabod Crane, Dylan Thomas, and Benji (another Faulkner reference, of course) are just a few literary-inspired contacts saved in my phone.

6. Sometimes it isn’t the right time, even if we think it is.

Whenever you feel insecure (even subconsciously) about any quirks, mannerisms, or tendencies, it may not be the right time to be dating. Maybe you need to get more comfortable with yourself; with your body, your intentions, whatever you’re working through, before you are ready to share those things with anyone else, especially when more emotions are at stake.

7. Whether or not they pay on the first date doesn’t predict much.

Whether or not the other person pays on a first date has never been indicative of what kind of person they are. For example, some of the dates I’ve been on who paid were great first dates but never followed up again, while those whom we went Dutch with ended up treating us on a later occasion. There’s also that one time a guy said he forgot his wallet really did just forget his wallet. However, a nice gesture would be to at least pay for the first round if you were the one who planned the date.

RELATED: See these 10 kind gestures that would bring you closer to your partner.

A Few Weeks In

8. Make sure you can laugh together.

You don’t need to have an identical sense of humor, nor do you both need to be comedians. But if you aren’t smiling and laughing together after a few weeks of dating and getting to know one another, take note. This isn’t important to everyone, but finding the humor in the weird, bizarre, even upsetting things that happen to us, and the things we observe in daily life that may seem banal or commonplace to others, is what makes us human. And if you can do this together, that’s indicative of a special connection.

9. Don’t over-invest to soon.

Dating a few people at once isn’t for everyone. Sometimes, you just happen to be seeing a couple of people at once, or are actively trying to put yourself out there and meet as many people as possible and that’s fine, too. Take from the experts at eHarmony, “Look for someone you’re compatible with, someone who’ll be willing to put in the difficult effort of joining two adult lives in a meaningful way. And it takes time; you won’t find all that out on a first date, no matter how enchanting.”

10. Learn about their values early on.

No matter how fun and sweet someone is, it’s difficult to build a life with someone who doesn’t value the same things you do.

If your values aren’t in line, think about how that may play out later on. People have wonderful, meaningful experiences with people who were raised differently or felt differently about important issues. But if your core values aren’t in line (for example, maybe you want to be a parent someday and your date is adamant of living life kid-free), eventually you’ll have to reconcile these differences—if that’s even possible. No matter how fun and sweet someone is, it’s difficult to build a life with someone who doesn’t value the same things you do.

11. Pay attention to your mood.

Do you feel lighter when you’re with them? And even if things feel off or they do something that ticks you off, do you still feel good when you’re with them most times? If the answer is yes, then that probably means you feel strongly enough that the little things don’t throw you off track. It’s a sign that you’re building a genuine sense of trust and fondness for them.

12. Don’t worry about labels, but don’t intentionally avoid them either.

Like it was mentioned earlier, it’s fine to date other people if that feels right for you, but if you know that you don’t want to see anyone else or you don’t have the time to, that’s okay too (you are the Captain of your own love life, after all.) Just make sure to communicate what you want. And we get it, “The Talk,” can be anxiety-inducing. “People worry that having these serious conversations may lead to conflict, which can prematurely end the relationship,” psychologist Marisa T. Cohen, Ph.D., an associate professor of psychology at St. Francis College tells Well and Good. Dr. Cohen goes on to tell Well and Good, “Be open to creating a shared understanding, and avoid ultimatums and timetables,” she says. “Just because your partner doesn’t see eye-to-eye with you at the time of the initial discussion, [it] doesn’t mean that they won’t eventually. Rather, this may be the first in a series of discussions.”

13. Try not to harp on the “rules” so much.

Here’s a dating hack: Approach dating with a more laid-back mindset. It’s absolutely freeing. Sometimes maintaining chill vibes is hard to control, especially if you are the type of person who catches feelings easily or early on. That being said, it’s helpful to remind yourself that there’s not a definitive number of dates you need to see each other in the beginning, or there’s no set number of hours or days after a date you need to wait before sending them a text. Go with how you feel.

14. Take everything at face value.

Similarly, there’s no secret language or hidden code to figure out. That’s the thing with this stage in dating. There’s a lot up in the air, and the only way to gauge how much or how little they like you, or what their intentions are, is to take everything at face value until they give you a reason not to. If they abruptly seem uninterested, they probably are just abruptly uninterested. If they seem crazy about you, they probably are crazy about you. If they’re somewhere in between, they’re somewhere in between.

Instead of resenting or attempting to regulate what you can’t control (namely, your date’s feelings and communication style), just enjoy those butterflies, and let things unfold. And as confusing as their behavior may seem to you at first, yours probably confuses them too, which is why it’s important to mean what you say and be clear and fair with your words so that they can feel safe to take things at face value too.

A Couple Months In

15. Learn how to communicate.

Since everyone communicates differently, each new relationship requires learning how it works best with each new person you meet. Opening up clear, honest lines of communication is key to a healthy partnership. You may falter and even mess up in the process, but letting emotions or reactions fester and making no effort to express yourself will only lead to delayed conflict.

16. Ask yourself who you become when you’re with them.

After you’ve been on a handful of dates with your prospective love interest, ask yourself, am I free and comfortable being myself around them?

For example, a cautionary tale. I’ve never deliberately changed myself to better suit someone else’s projection of who they want me to be for them until I was with them. And even then, I interpreted this shift as a sign of my strong feelings for them, but the truth was that they weren’t right for me and that was too hurtful for me to process, so I repackaged it as something that felt controllable. It didn’t help that they welcomed these little adjustments, and somewhere along the line, our relationship developed into a top-down dynamic reminiscent of that between a teacher and student. But the difference is that a good teacher helps you discover tools to expand instead of shrink and also treats you like a teacher of sorts.

It sounds cliché, but it’s so important to check in with yourself and to make sure this person helps you honor yourself and amplifies your good qualities, accepts and maybe even cherishes your flaws rather than erodes your sense of self.

17. Consider the end of a relationship a lesson, no matter how brief.

If things don’t work out, consider it all for the best. Think about all the things that make you tick. You contain multitudes; we all do. And if that’s true, your partner is bringing just as much to the table. We’re talking about past experiences, subliminal intentions, deep fears and desires, ever-changing emotions, and sets of priorities. People and circumstances change, and for those looking for a long-term commitment, for example, you’ll want to find that person who is willing to grow and change with you.

But remember, if things don’t work out, that doesn’t mean the happiness you once felt wasn’t worth it, or that those moments didn’t count, and that the person is horrible or tricked you. Sometimes things just don’t work, but they are nice while they last. It takes courage to be vulnerable, so challenge yourself not to walk away out of fear that this won’t last forever. If you do end up getting hurt, accept the pain instead of compartmentalizing it (without obsessing over it.) Pain always has something to teach us, but we don’t always realize it right away when we’re in the throes of heartbreak. And pushing the pain away prevents us from learning and growing into better friends, partners, colleagues, and community members. It’s part of the process.

18. Forget timelines and all the dating advice you’ve ever gotten (including this).

It may seem like an oxymoron, but perhaps the most valuable piece of dating advice is to tune in to yourself. Trust that inner voice to guide you and lead with your best interest in mind. Remind yourself that even though your friends and family love you (and will offer their opinions on your love life whether you want them to or not), only you can know what is best for yourself.

Although, if you’re still in the market for some dating food for thought, consider these additional insights outlined in a 2018 Well and Good article. In it, Julie Spira, online dating expert and digital matchmaker, and offline dating coach Camille Virginia of Master Offline Dating had these words of advice. “I’ve encouraged dating coaching clients of mine to date outside of their comfort zone, initially with resistance,” Spira tells Well and Good. And, in today’s digital age, be open to meeting people offline too. “Literally, I have been asked out on an airplane, at a coffee shop, at the bus stop. There is no magical place with other single people. The beauty is that they’re doing the same things you are,” says Virginia, who adds, “We’re meant to be around each other, get energy from each other, interact, have eye contact, and have in-person conversations. That’s how we functioned for hundreds and thousands of years.”

12 Ways To Build A Healthy Teen Relationship

For those of us teens that take dating seriously, the fact that most teenage relationships don’t make it through high school is discouraging. Why do they fall apart? The simple answer is most teens aren’t mature enough for a real relationship. We make mistakes and choices that create unhealthy relationships.

A healthy teen relationship goes far beyond initial attraction and the “spark” in the beginning. It requires intention. It requires two well rounded people coming together and making choices that create a strong relationship.

What are some things teens can do to have healthier relationships? Here are 12 ways to build a healthy teen relationship:

1. Be honest and communicate

It’s so important and something so many people wrestle with even though it might seem obvious. Maybe you’re thinking, “So, don’t lie to each other.” Yes, definitely don’t lie to one another. That’s a part of honesty, but it’s only half of being honest. Honesty also entails being authentic all of the time.

A large amount of drama enters relationships because the boyfriend or girlfriend either “drops hints” or take their relationship issues to their friends instead of each other. A simple relationship is easier to maintain, and one way to keep a simple relationships is to lay out all the cards on the table.

Actor Tom Hiddleston said, “I think real love is about acceptance, and about truth, and about vulnerability…when you really can accept someone for who they are, that’s what real love is.”

True love

Truth opens the gateway to acceptance.

2. Keep silent

Speaking up about important issues is important. But, making an unnecessary negative comment doesn’t help to build a healthy relationship.

Just like honesty entails laying things out, tact entails keeping quiet when you can’t express things in a gentle way. Negative words unspoken can prevent a lot of unnecessary damage.

3. Keep social media out of your relationship

As social media continues to take larger parts of our lives, it’s important to keep in mind exactly WHERE it belongs in our lives.

If you want to post a cute picture of the two of you, go for it. But, when you have problems with one another DON’T post your negative feelings anywhere. Your friends on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter don’t need to know what’s going on.

4. Rely on more than just one another

In a solid, healthy relationship the man provides strength to the woman in her times of weakness and vice versa. But, we’re all human and we’re all inherently fallible. You won’t be able to support one another 100% of the time. Maybe because you’re physically too far away. Maybe you’ll both go through individual challenges at the same time. You’re going to have to rely on other relationships in your life or God (if you have spiritual beliefs), and that needs to be understood from the beginning in order to have a healthy romantic relationship.

If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend because you depend on them, that’s not going to end well. I know people who feel the “need to belong to someone.” It’s a dangerous mentality and it’s a road that only ever leads to heartbreak or unhealthy attachment.

5. Commit.

Whoa whoa whoa. We’re just teens. The future’s too far off. I don’t want to think about that.

You don’t need to be thinking about the wedding during the first date, but if you know from the start that the person you’re dating isn’t someone you can see yourself spending the rest of your life with, then why waste time? As my great friend John Haskins solemnly pointed out, “You either work towards marriage or you break up. There’s no in between. It sounds dramatic, but it’s true nonetheless.”

6. Don’t rush into it

If you are a committed person, that’s great! But rushing into commitment, or anything else in a relationship, doesn’t often do much good.

If you can see yourself with the other person far into the future, that’s a great sign. But, it also needs to be understood that love is a marathon, and if you’re a teen there’s only so much you can (and should) do before you reach a certain age. So, take the proverbial slow and steady route.

7. Respect one another

Don’t ask for nudes, don’t flirt with other people, and don’t take them for granted. None of these points need to be stated if you simply respect your partner as another person and respect their boundaries. \

8. Set boundaries

Setting personal boundaries and standards is a mark of a truly mature person. Talk this over in the beginning of the relationship. What are certain things you want to make sure you consistently do? What are certain things you want to be sure you DON’T do?

Setting these boundaries definitely goes a long way in having a healthy relationship. And, better yet, telling a good friend or mentor about these boundaries is a great way to stay accountable.

“A lack of boundaries invites a lack of respect.”

9. Respect the parents

Breaking or bending the limits the parents set only serves to make things difficult for everyone (trust me on this one). They’ve loved their child far longer than you have.

Going beyond respect and also getting to know the parents can do the relationship a lot of good, too.

10. Be fully present

Our world is so connected now. We can talk to, and even see people thousands of miles away. And yet . . . so many people feel disconnected and lonely. Never make your partner feel alone, especially when you’re with them.

Being present for one another is one of the greatest signs of love. Whether it’s for moments of happiness when you celebrate together, or the moments when all is falling apart; be present. It makes all the difference.

11. Be a team

Build each other up and encourage one another often. This is a world full of negativity, A happy relationship is a bright spot that many will attempt to blot out. So, work like a team. Support one another and to reach out to help other people.

When you view each other as partners instead of rivals, a lot of problems regarding the dating game disappear. It no longer becomes him vs. her, but him or her vs. life’s challenges.

12. Help each other to become better people

If you feel like you want to be a better man whenever you’re around her, that’s a good sign! But, if your friends are telling you that they don’t like how you become when you’re around your partner, it might be time to re-examine the relationship.

Don’t go nagging the other person about their faults and how they need to “fix” them. Set high standards for yourself and for others BEFORE you enter a relationship. The person who is meant for you will step up to the challenge and attempt to meet those standards.

Consistently ask these 3 questions: 1. In this relationship, does my partner bring me closer to God? 2. In this relationship, do I bring my partner closer to God? 3. In this relationship, do we bring others closer to God? If the answer is NO to any of these, you need to assess and try to rectify it.

Relationships are never easy. Some might argue that teenage relationships are even more difficult. But, I believe with the right mindset, right actions, and pure intentions, teen relationships can be mature, healthy, and lead to a long lasting relationship.

6 Piece Nesting Dolls You Need In Your Life

We all know the 6 piece Nesting dolls,the wooden folding dolls, long ago become a symbol of Russian folk art and a traditional souvenir, which is accepted to buy in Russian. But parents should pay attention to the nested doll and as a unique educational toy, which should certainly be purchased for a child. 6 pieces Nesting dolls is simple, not that very brilliant, but this is no less interesting for children. As a matter of fact, many practitioners are using dolls to teach yoga.

6 piece Nesting dolls: toy description

The traditional Russian doll is a wooden painted doll with smaller dolls enclosed in it, much safer than PVC dolls. The shape of the nesting doll is close to the shape of the egg, while the toy has a flat bottom for stability. Each doll, except the latest one, is divided into two parts, the upper and the lower. Only dolls in 6 piece Nesting dolls usually at least three. There are souvenir options from 20, 30 and even 50 elements!

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The 6 piece Nesting dolls, which is familiar to us, depicts a woman in a red sundress and a scarf. However, at present there are a wide variety of toy painting variations: girls, families (grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, and child), heroes of fairy tales (Ropak, Tremor, Kolovos, and Raba Chicken), etc. As a souvenir, 6 piece Nesting dolls featuring political figures, as well as portraits are popular.

Nesting dolls are made mostly of soft wood: linden, less often birch and alder. Dried logs for several years, with good ventilation. Carefully monitor the quality of drying wood, it should not be damp or dry. Begin manufacturing with the smallest undivided doll. The subsequent ones are made from blanks of the required size (they are cut into two parts and the excess wood is removed so that the smaller doll keeps tightly inside the larger one). The biggest doll has a special stand for sustainability.

Each figure is polished, primed, and then painted. Gouache is most often used, less often, watercolor, tempera, oil paints. Next, the dolls are coated with oil varnish and dried.

The size of the nesting doll toy depends on the number of items. The top doll in small nesting dolls of 3 elements has a size of 8-10 cm, in standard of 5 elements – 16-18 cm, of 7 elements – 18-21 cm, of 10 elements – 20-25 cm. huge nesting dolls of 50 dolls have height 65-75 cm.

6 piece Nesting dolls – a toy or a souvenir?

Before the birth of the child, the doll is usually associated in adults with a traditional Russian souvenir. Yes, indeed, this is a very beautiful and bright memorable thing that will decorate any home. And yet the 6 piece Nesting dolls is not an ordinary souvenir.

On the question, the dolls belong to toys or are only a piece of furniture, you can definitely answer: the doll is a great toy for children! Besides the fact that the traditional 6 piece Nesting dolls itself is attractive for a child and you can play with it like with a doll, it also unfolds, which means you can come up with a huge number of options for playing with it.

What category of toys in terms of pedagogy are 6 pieces Nesting dolls?

Firstly, the nested doll is a toy that develops the initial movements and perceptions. It develops visual perception and touch, teaches perception of shapes and colors, and contributes to improved coordination of movements. The simple form of the nesting doll and environmental friendliness makes it an excellent educational toy for the youngest children.

Secondly, the nested doll belongs to the toys promoting physical development of the child. In addition, the doll is a didactic toy. Playing with a nested doll, the child solves the problem that is contained in the very design of the toy, assemble and disassemble the nested doll. In the course of the game, attention and memory of the child develops, intelligence and observation increases.

The history of nesting dolls – Russian folk toys for children

The history of the wooden toy nesting dolls is foggy, since different sources describe it in different ways. Most publications in the media and the Internet say that the first 6  piece Nesting dolls was created at the end of the XIX century, during the heyday of public interest in its own national culture. In the Moscow workshop “Children’s Education”, created specifically to preserve the traditions of Russian folk toys, turner vastlycarved the first detachable doll. According to sources, the prototype of the 6  piece Nesting dolls doll is the Japanese figure Fukuruma (spelling variants, Fukurimi, Fukurama, Fukurokuju, Fukurokuju), one of the seven gods of luck, the god of wisdom and scholarship.

Artist Sergey Malyutin, propagandist of the “Russian style”, is considered the author of the sketch, “the father of the nested doll,” besides, it was he who painted the resulting toy. She was a chubby peasant woman, wearing an embroidered shirt and a sundress. She was wearing an apron and a colorful handkerchief, and she was holding a black rooster in her hands. Inside the doll there were 7 more figures: three sisters, one with a sickle and the other with a loaf, a brother in a painted shirt, two more sisters and a swaddled baby, the smallest, inseparable doll. In 1900, the nested doll received recognition at the World Exhibition in Paris, which led to an increase in demand for this toy.

Actually, the authorship of the nested doll is not certain. On the one hand, the researchers unanimously attributed it to the artist Maltin. However, turner in his memoirs claims that he was the one who invented and created the toy. In addition, in the legacy of the artist Sergei Maltin there is indeed no sketch of the doll.

There is also confusion with the date of origin of the dolls. They call both 1893, and 1896, and 1898. He himself generally mentions the year 1900 but the World Exhibition had already taken place in April, and perhaps the author admits an inaccuracy in dating (the memoirs were written 50 years later). By the way, he speaks about the creation of a three- and six-sweater nesting dolls, although in the Toy Museum in SergeiPosed there is a nesting doll of 8 elements, and it is considered to be the first.

As for the Japanese origin of 6 piece Nesting dolls, then the question remains open to this effect. Indeed, the Japanese were excellent masters of turning. However, the idea of separable toys was traditional in the Russian national craft, remember at least about Easter eggs. Everyone knows the tale of the iron chest, inside which the hare sits, and inside it a duck, a duck’s egg, and that’s where Kocher’sdeath lies … Perhaps this is the deep meaning of the 6  piece Nesting dolls: to get to the truth, you need to literally get to the bottom , tearing off all covers-caps.

Choosing The Best Kigurumi That Will Standout

Kigurumi is mega popular Japanese clothes for home and sleep, which is a comfortable one-piece onesie for pajamas, depicting some animals like cat onesies or even cartoon characters. Not only that, there are some onesies which have fruit designs. You must know how to choose your first Kigurumi. You can buy Kigurumi pajamas in America in every underwear shop, but we all understand what to buy from the Internet is much cheaper. And in the case of Kigurumi, you don’t have to worry that you won’t guess the size of pajamas, because this onesie has a very loose fit.

The advantages of shopping Online

Online catalog contains a rich assortment, so you can easily buy cheap kigurumi in America, both for yourself and as a gift. If you doubt the choice, our managers will be happy to help you. In addition to pajamas, we offer cozy and funny Kigurumi slippers.

Check out different onesies with Halloween style and other incredible onesie designs for infants only from kigurumi.co.

The advantages of the store:

  • High-quality onesies and slippers
  • Affordable prices
  • Post payment option
  • Fast delivery throughout the country
  • Detailed advice.

Advantages of buying Kigurumi onesies

Before you buy cheap Kigurumi pajamas from online, you need to familiarize yourself with latest kigurumi trends.

Material: Usually in the manufacture of costumes used fleece fabric, which keeps its shape, is easily erased, and is simply cleaned with a brush, does not fade, does not fade, and is also hypoallergenic.

Comfortable style kigurumi, which does not constrain the movements and does not leave pressured stitches on the body.

The onesies retain its warmth well, and therefore, in our cold winters, buying Kigurumi suited for cold season is a very practical solution.Cool colors pajamas, imitating animals and cartoon characters. The image is perfectly complemented by the hood decor eyes, nose with tendrils, ears, and horns. Some models also have a tail for complete reincarnation.

Especially for kigurumi pajamas, special sneakers-feet were developed, so now you don’t have to wrestle with choosing harmonious slippers or socks.

Fashionable onesies for everyone

Kigurumi onesies in the Land of the Rising Sun have long entered the wardrobe of most people. In our country, they deservedly began to enjoy great popularity. Such funny pajamas love, as small children, and adult women and even men. It has also become fashionable to buy kigurumi for the whole family, thereby rallying even more.By and large, every connoisseur of comfort and jovial mood can buy Kigurumi onesies and flaunt it, but these pajamas will look a bit ridiculous in public of mature age. But it will look great on:

  • Babies
  • Preschoolers
  • Boys and girls of school age
  • Teenagers (girls at this age just adore kigurumi, but of the guys, only the bravest can wear this onesie),
  • Young women and men who now are not averse to having fun, and are embarrassed to put on a funny onesie, especially

Men’s Kigurumi: Where can I wear kigurumi pajamas?

Okay, you decided to buy onesies, but where to wear it? First and foremost, kigurumi is pajamas. Especially its advantages were appreciated by young parents, who had to check 100 times a night, did not open up and did not freeze. Kigurumi is very warm, and now fathers and mothers can sleep peacefully, without worrying that it is cold to the little girl.

Kigurumi onesies are incredibly comfortable. You can safely do household chores and even morning exercises with onesies, while you will not reap any gum from his pants, straps T-shirts will not slip, and the robe floors will not constantly swing open. And watching a man in onesies in the form of an animal is very pleasant and fun, and if he makes a mess of it – and it’s impossible to quarrel. So Kigurumi is a pledge of peace and good mood in the family.

Often in America kigurumi is ordered for the sake of pajama parties. A large variety of characters allows you to show your individuality and at the same time remain in the trend. Well, the most courageous youth can easily go to kigurumi, for example, to shop or walk a dog.

Tips for choosing

So that you are not disappointed after the purchase, consider the following points:

  • Practicality: Pajamas themselves are practical, but this property is enhanced by good material, which should be pleasant to the touch, durable and hypoallergenic.
  • Individuality: Thanks to a rich choice, everyone can emphasize their individuality. You need to choose what you like exactly.
  • High quality: The absence of protruding threads, smooth seams, and stitched details. All this is inherent in flawless kigurumi.

The cost of pajamas

The price of kigurumi in our store depends on the material of manufacture, design and other features. In any case, we have it is minimal, but thanks to constant discounts, the benefit is even more tangible.

An excellent choice of clothes kigurumi

Kigurumi clothes online store offers cheap buy kigurumi pajamas in America. The catalog contains a wide range of traditional onesies with long sleeves and trouser legs, as well as shortened versions. Dressed in kigurumi pajamas, you can transform into a cat, rabbit, tiger, pig or cow, raccoon, bear, panda, Hello Kitty kitten, Pikachu, and other Pokémon. They offer a wide selection of costumes for adults and children.

Can I buy cheap kigurumi in America?

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Your Ultimate Guide To Find Your Perfect Bracelet

In order to find the perfect model of a woman’s bracelet, it is important to know first the style of the person who will wear it. It is also advisable to observe the type of wrist she has. Indeed, a thin wrist will favor simple bracelets while those who are more impressive are recommended for women with large wrists. A delicate style is also suitable for people who have a simple and sober style of dress.

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The Best Choice

The choice of the material is also decisive in terms of bracelet. Indeed, for an aesthetic aspect, it is better to opt for silver or just a simple gold bracelet. However, stainless steel also fits all styles of women. With a neutral color, bracelets made from this material are suitable for formal wear as well as an outfit to go to work.

How to know the right size of his bracelet?

With online sales platforms of bracelets that enhances your appearance, it is now possible to order models on the internet. Customers can then browse the catalog and find the part that corresponds to them. From there, it is important to determine the size of the bracelet adapted to that of his wrist. In this case, the simplest technique is to measure the part of the arm intended to wear the jewel. This is done by wrapping a tape measure on the wrist bone.

To find models adapted to the lifestyle of its owner, the bracelet must have a suitable clasp. Indeed, this part of the jewel can secure it and prevent the person wearing it from losing it in a sudden gesture. A woman’s bracelet must actually adapt to her activities and her habits.

The criteria for choosing a colored bracelet

Not only do these ornaments match winter outfits, it adapts to all seasons and styles. Nevertheless, to have a trendy look, you have to recognize the color that suits its morphology and tastes. Thus, for colored clothes, a bracelet in neutral or natural tones is recommended. Contrary to this, a jewel with perennial colors can be worn with clothes in nude or sober colors.

It must be noted that in order to choose the right bracelet model, each woman must take into account the clothes she wears. She must also select her jewelry according to the occasion. So, an elegant bracelet made with metals and precious stones is perfect for parties and cocktails. To go to work or to shop for cons, it takes a charm quite thin and simple. At each event, it is essential to question the type of bracelet to put to not make a fashion faux pas.

Some fashion criteria to choose a silver bracelet for women

Above all, the taste and style of the person in question must be taken into account. A mesh bracelet, thin or wider, is easily worn on any occasion, while a rigid bracelet has more feminine tendencies. A curb bracelet is more suitable for a teenager or a young sports woman. It is also necessary to take into account the thickness of the wrist of the person to avoid that the bracelet is neither too small, nor too big.

Opt for a quality silver model

A solid silver bracelet will have a better life, better resistance to shocks, scratches and wear of time, than a silver plated bracelet. But you will not find a sterling silver bracelet in the literal sense of the word.

Indeed, silver is a naturally soft and fragile metal. A good alloy gives more strength to silver jewelry. The most massive alloy is called 925 silver or sterling silver. It consists of 92.5% silver and 7.5% copper or nickel. Check the presence of the hallmark attesting to the authenticity of the 925 silver jewels. It represents a necklace head encrusted on one side of the jewel. Choosing a silver bracelet for women, even in solid silver, is not a heavy investment. You will easily make good deals.

Where to find a silver bracelet for women?

You can go to a jeweler’s shop, in a cheap jeweler shop or at a jeweler’s shop. Thus, the famous American jeweler offers very beautiful women’s bracelets in fine, flat, wide or thick, including silver beads, at very affordable prices. Perfect bracelet to your lover.

Private sales websites are also great ways to find a beautiful sterling silver bracelet. Be aware that you must register beforehand and be particularly patient. While many luxury jewelers offer their waste on these sites, they do not proceed regularly or in large quantities. It will then be very fast.

The websites or classified ads swarm good deals, but be careful about the quality of what is proposed to you, the photographs are not sufficient. You must be able to return the bracelet if it does not give you complete satisfaction.

The perfect white gold bracelet

Always consider her personality and the way she dresses. Some women love elegance while others opt for a classic style. For discreet women, the fine white gold bracelet is the most suitable model. This, definitely, is the bracelet that exposes personality.

We can also choose original bracelets that are flashy. It’s no better than a white gold bracelet with a metallic luster on a woman’s wrist. This one will come to emphasize the grain of the skin.

We can also opt for bracelets with precious stones, and as to do, why not the diamond? It is a stone that blends perfectly with white gold. However, it should be noted that all precious stones will always value this type of metal. The bangle can also be associated with other bracelets. Having multiple bracelets wrist can give satisfactory results, provided you do not overdo it. To add a bit of originality to the outfit, nothing beats the bracelets of the creators.

Which white gold bracelet for which style of life?

You want to please a woman who is dear to you? Buy a bracelet with expensive designs. Know him choose a white gold bracelet adapted to his personality. Take into account your lifestyle, whether it is sporty, active, flirtatious, original or otherwise. Whether it’s for special occasions or occasional outings, there’s nothing like the chic bracelet that will make all the difference in a dress. On the other hand, if it is to put every day, the best is always to seek advice from the jeweler, since the choice will depend, among other things, habits the usual gestures and places, among others of the one who will wear it.

We can offer a white gold bracelet as a birthday present, Christmas or for any other occasion. But be careful, the choice should not be made quickly always take into account the taste, but also the personality of the person. If you know it badly, do not panic, you can opt for a discreet bracelet in white gold. It’s always a safe bet.

The History of Valentines Day Gift Traditions

One of the biggest days of the year is Valentine’s Day, naturally because it is the lover’s holiday. This day is celebrated on February 14th and it is traditional for lovers to exchange gifts.

There are three big gifts on Valentine’s Day; flowers, cards and chocolate. However, where did these gift traditions come from? Here is a quick and easy guide to their history.

Valentine’s Day flowers began as a tradition in the 17th century, since roses, which represent love in all its forms, were the flowers of choice for the Day. The rose is supposed to be the favorite flower of Venus, the Goddess of Love, because it stood for strong feelings. As a result, lovers began giving flowers to those they cared about to show their love for each other, which often knew no bounds.

Throughout school, we all gave cards to our classmates, but where did this tradition of Valentine’s Day cards begin? Well, back in 1415, Charles the Duke of Orleans wrote a poem for his wife while imprisoned in the Tower of London on Valentine’s Day. By the 16th century, cards had become so common on Valentine’s Day that several religious leaders preached against them. By the early 19th century, it was the most popular way to show your love on the special day.

However, it was not until the 1800s that the ability to send cards through mail by the average person greatly increased the exposure of Valentine Day’s cards.

Nowadays, 600 million Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged by children with teachers, classmates and family members.

What would Valentine’s Day be without chocolate? Well we can thank the Spanish explorers who brought chocolate back to the Old World from the New World in the 17th century. Soon enough the popularity increased in Europe and chocolate, possibly for its aphrodisiac effects, became the candy of choice for the lover’s holiday.

These days, many husbands will bring their wives a bouquet of roses, a card and a box of chocolates to cover all the bases and show their love in the best way possible on Valentine’s Day – well okay, the second best way.

Now that you know the history of the gifts of Valentine’s Day, you can understand the reasons behind the roses, cards and chocolate and help those around you appreciate the holiday more.

However, don’t stop there. Try and create your own traditions for Valentine’s Day. You never know, in 300 years everyone could be doing it.

4 Tips for the Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and if you want to have the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift, you should start shopping now. It’s not too late to find the right gift and these four tips will help you jumpstart your search to narrow down the perfect gift for that special someone.

Buy online

Even if you’re looking for the perfect piece of jewelry, online jewelry stores are very inexpensive and have huge variety of gifts for your loved one. It’s a great way to find the perfect gift and doesn’t take a large effort. You can use a search engine with keywords about your Valentine and come up with sites that will cater exactly to what your loved one wishes. You’ll be able to find the perfect gift and save your wallet at the same time. Buying online is safe and secure too. You can use a variety of payment methods that will help you afford the gift, also. Don’t forget that buying online comes with great policies about refunds as well. You don’t want to find out that you bought the wrong gift and then can’t return it. The only way that might happen is if you had the gift specially engraved. Returns are usually not allowed on those sorts of items.

Keep it meaningful

Meaningful gifts don’t have to be expensive. They can be handmade or even specially made. The thought behind the gift is what is important. Did you really nail how you felt about your loved one? Finding creative ways to express your love can be the most important gift you could ever give. Like if you know she’s into losing weight, why don’t you just give her corset for sports? Or just a simple waist trainer to look thin? Don’t just be stuck with buying a name brand item that brings no meaning to the one you love. They may want that brand new TV, but are more inspired by going camping with them than having the electronic device. When you’re looking for the perfect gift, don’t just think about what, think about how and why. Most importantly, think about why. This will be a powerful statement to your loved one that you have truly given them your heart.

Think experience, not price

Don’t put a price tag on a gift. That’s an old adage that some have taken to mean, you should spend a truckload of money on something for your loved one. Spare no expense. That’s not necessarily what that can mean, however. It could just as easily mean you don’t spend a lot on their gift, but instead create an experience that they will never forget while you’re giving them that small gift. If you really want to make your Valentine’s Day gift memorable and perfect, don’t just buy a gift. Make an experience out of the whole thing. Many people go out to a romantic dinner and movie for their date. You could just as easily pick up a boxed pre-cooked dinner, drive out the nearest reservoir and feed each other on a blanket under the stars watch your favorite movie on your smart device or tablet. Then give her that small gift you bought to end a perfect night. The cost of the dinner and gas is negligible compared to the memory you just made.

The details matter

Thinking about the details is very important. If you’re planning an experience, you’ll want to do research on what it would take to make that happen. Don’t forget that your loved one may work, and you’ll need to schedule around their job. Also, think about how much time it would take to drive somewhere. It may be that there is someplace closer that will work just as well and you’ll be able to spend more time together. The details of an experience could be that you put a rose on her pillow before you left and when she came home from a wonderful night out with you, she saw the rose sitting on her pillow and cried. These little details matter when you’re making the perfect gift.

Each detail is important and does matter, but also remember that in the end, it’s not the details but the overall experience that makes the perfect Valentine’s Day Gift.

12 Gifts To Give Your Girlfriend On Valentine’s Day

All of these gift ideas will for sure win over your girlfriend’s heart this year! To all the last-minute gift givers of Valentine’s Day:

Don’t panic. While I know how stressful it can be to get the perfect gift for your significant other, there are so many gift ideas that people always forget as an option. The best part about Valentine’s day is not the gifts you get, but rather the romantic time you get to spend with your loved one. So don’t worry about how expensive the gift is, just worry about how much thought you put into it. If you are still stuck on a gift to buy for your girlfriend, here are 12 ideas to get the ball rolling for you:

1. Chocolate

Chocolate is every woman’s best friend. It also can be your wallet’s best friend for this Valentine’s Day season. A box of chocolate can warm your girlfriend’s heart for a low price.

2. Flowers

Flowers. Another common, but romantic gift for your girlfriend. Get creative with it. Throw rose pedals all over the bed, or hand her a giant bouquet all at once. Either way I am sure she will love it.

3. Giant Teddy Bear

This is a gift that I always found so adorable. While it can be obnoxious to purchase and carry around, the look on your girlfriend’s face when she sees it will make it all worth it. She can cuddle the bear when you’re not around. 😉

4. Wine

Again, another luxury that is a woman’s best friend. You cannot go wrong with buying your girlfriend a bottle, or bottles, of wine. The only question you have to ask yourself when buying it is, red or white?

5. A Couple’s Massage

Um, hello. Who wouldn’t love this gift? Not only is it a gift for her, but it is one for you as well. This gift can also be surprisingly cheap. Many places offer amazing deals during the Valentine’s Day season!

6. Dinner

There is absolutely nothing wrong with just taking your girlfriend to a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day. Dinner can be expensive enough as it is, the important thing to remember is to make memories that will last a lifetime during the meal.

7. A Movie

Again, nothing wrong with just going to a movie for the night. Sometimes a movie can set the level of romance you need for Valentine’s Day.

8. A Necklace

I know what you’re thinking, too expensive! Don’t throw away the necklace idea just yet. There are so many stores that sell such elegant necklaces, and they are decently priced as well. Check out stores like Alex and Ani, or Pandora for great deals, or just order from Amazon!

9. A Ring

While this gift may only apply to a select few, imagine how memorable this day would be for your girlfriend. Do not think it is too cliche to propose to your girlfriend on Valentine’s Day. Who cares how many other people do it, think about the joy it will bring her.

10. Clothes

Plan and buy your girlfriend’s outfit for the night! It saves her time figuring out what to wear, and you just bought her clothes that she will absolutely adore!

11. A One Night Stay at a Hotel

I don’t think I have to say anything about this gift. You all know how romantic this is, especially if you both use flashlight under the blanket and just do some foreplay. To make it even hotter, satisfy your sexual desires. For example, you might want to let her wear corset while having sexercise. Fun, isn’t it?

12. Personalized Picture Frame

A gift that is beyond thoughtful. Taking all of your pictures of memories from before and putting them together for your girlfriend is a gift that will for sure have her in tears.

22 Gifts Your Boyfriend Didn’t Even Know He Wanted

Why are boyfriends so hard to shop for? If you have no idea what to get him for Valentine’s Day, check out this list of ideas to get you going.

1 A Virtual World

He can enter the world of virtual reality with a durable yet soft headset. But instead of tolerating his desire for this technology, maybe it’s better to just give him something. Like perhaps a good for the brain mattress will do.

2 An All-Inclusive Travel Pack

Neck pillow? Check. Slippers? Check. Eye mask and ear plugs? Check. This gray traveler’s kit has everything he’ll need for a more comfortable journey.

3 A Cool Charger

Keep him connected with a versatile charger set featuring a slim high-speed USB with two universal ports to charge multiple devices at a time.

4 A Versatile Belt

Style made simple: Double his outfit options with a 100% leather belt featuring a gunmetal buckle and adjustable fit.

5 An Informative Clock

Replace his irritating iPhone alarm with something much cooler, like an aluminum clock with sound-activated display. It features the time, date and temperature, and automatically turns off when it’s quiet.

6 A Handy Accessory

No more worrying about his passport, credit cards, and IDs! The most effective way to keep his personal data safe is in this RFID-protected pack, which features anti-theft technology.

7 A Sandalwood-Scented Cologne

A fragrance that smells like sandalwood, leather, and iris will quickly become his new fave to spritz before he leaves the house; plus, it’s a unisex scent that you can totally spray on yourself when he’s not looking.

8 A Vibrant Zip-Up Jacket

A bold checkered red-and-black jacket is perfect for winter—the wool fabric makes it warm, but the print makes it fashionable.

9 A Book of Beer

Consider Mark Dredge’s “The Beer Bucket List,” which has a thorough list of hops-focused information, including a list of the best drinking spots across the globe.

10 A Sweat-Wicking Button-Down

If all his collared shirts are riddled with yellow stains, he’ll appreciate a shirt that wicks sweat and regulates his temperature depending on the weather. It even has stretch for a super comfy fit.

11 A Cool Pair of Sunglasses

He’ll love wearing these all-black sunnies with a stylish metal brow bar to complete his ensembles. The best part? The glasses are unisex, so you can wear them too.

12 A Fancy Leather Watch

If his wrist is in need of some new bling, get him a brown leather watch with gold accents and a stylish face.

13 A Sleek Two-Tone Card Case

Give his wallet an upgrade with a slim black and red leather one. It’ll fit into his pocket much more easily than his old bulky case.

14 An Adult Sled

Sledding is not just for kids! Channel a bit of nostalgia and hit the slopes on this stainless steel, high-speed contraption.

15 A Cozy Slipper

Treat his feet to a pair of luxe slippers with a plush wool lining.

16 A Cozy Beanie

A warm hat is perfect for this time of year; plus, a simple navy hue is guaranteed to match almost all his outfits.

17 A Pair of Heavy-Duty Gloves

‘Tis almost the season of snow and icicles. Help him protect those hands against all weather conditions with a pair of quilted-leather gloves.

18 Comfortable But Stylish Headphones

His music-listening days will be forever changed with a pair of over-the-ear headphones—they’re great to wear while traveling and after-game rest on mattress for crystal-clear sound quality.

19 An Extravagant Candle

Set the mood with a fancy candle. With notes of cardamom finished with a woody base, this one can even relieve nerves and anxiety. Extra points for the hand-blown glass vessel.

20 A Bold-Flavored Whiskey

This sherry cask whiskey has an intense flavor with notes of cherry and honey and is perfect if he likes a strong drink every now and then.

21 A Sleek Whiskey Set

And to go with that bottle, cheers him with a pair of ombre whiskey glasses. This mouth-blown glass set also includes a stylish decanter.

22 A Comfy Set of Slip-Ons

This soft shoe and sophisticated silhouette makes every experience cozy and cool.

Some Things You Should Know About Kawaii Squishies and Their Condition

The first thing we would like to tell you is that Kawaii Squishies are not toys for kids under eight. The second is that even though they are toys which smell great, they are not for consumption. Many kids will be tempted to eat these and some kids might just fight using squishies.

 

You should also note that you could sometimes feel the smell of paint that is on the squishies. That smell should go away after a couple of days.

Some Kawaii Squishies may come with defects or other flaws, or get those flaws after you squish them. Also, some squishies may have visible bubbles, marks, or paint flaws. Those are not defects, but merely the way the product turned out. Namely, most are hand-made squishies, so some imperfections are always to be expected.

 

Some Kawaii Squishies come with sprinkles or different design details. These additions can fall off after a number of squeezes. That is not something we can control. They are also not indestructible – after a lot of use, some squishies will show signs of it. That includes cracks, rips, holes, etc. Lastly, not all squishies have the same scent, and some will have a stronger smell than others.