14 Valentine's Day Gifts For Your S.O. If You Haven't Been Dating Very Long
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New relationships can be difficult to read once Valentine's Day rolls around. You haven't been together so long that you feel it's okay to splurge and spend $100+, but you also have spent a length of time together that warrants something sentimental and sweet. Instead of rushing to the florist or to the nearest Russell Stover, challenge yourself to think out the box this time around.

Here are a few cheap Valentine's Day gift ideas if you haven't been dating very long:

1. Make their day a lot sweeter with Popbar's hot chocolate on a stick!

Perfectly portable and irresistibly delicious, Popbar's hot chocolate sticks are the ideal gift for your sweets-craving sweetie. Not only do they taste divine, but they also start melting as soon as they are heated, giving your partner a mug of rich hot chocolate in mere minutes! And as nice as it would be to cuddle up together for this yummy treat, let's be honest— they probably won't want to share.

2. Keep him cozy with a pair of IZOD slippers!

Guys seldom like to admit when they're cold, so eliminate the problem for your man altogether with a pair of IZOD-brand slippers. The memory foam inserts ensure maximum comfort and the durable rubber bottoms make it so he can rock these cozy clogs outdoors as well. And if that isn't enough to sell you on these, the slippers even arrive fully boxed up and ready to exchange!

3. Ensure she's always on fleek with the ESARORA makeup brush cleaner!

Your lady will definitely LOVE to know that you're thinking about her skin health. Made from silica gel, these cleaning mats are non-toxic, odorless, and durable enough for her to deeply clean her beauty brushes. She can secure them to the wall for hands-free use with the back suckers, or she can fold them easily for storage in a drawer or cabinet. Sometimes, the best gifts aren't necessarily the prettiest, but the most functional.

4. Boost their spirits (and their energy) with their very own cold brew maker!

Your caffeine-addicted love will thank you endlessly for fueling their mornings, afternoons, and evenings with some tasty homemade cold brew. While heated brewing processes release coffee's natural oils and acids and yield a bitter taste, cold brewing does not, keeping your concentrate mellow and smooth (and preferable to a lot of people). The pitcher above also comes with a built-in infuser that can be filled with ANY flavor of ground coffee. Honestly, what's not to love?

5. Make sure your man is organized with this leather toiletry kit!

(Note: this kit is made from genuine buffalo leather, but there are definitely faux alternatives you can buy instead) Tired of watching your new man struggle to keep all of his belongings together? Done with him forgetting all of his toiletries when he stays over? Allow him to organize in style with this gorgeous leather toiletry kit, because there is nothing sexier than your boyfriend NOT leaving his toothbrush at home and asking to use yours.

6. Spice up your sex life with a game of kinky truth or dare!

Show your new beau that you're serious about your sex life with a raunchy set of truth-or-dare questions. Surprise them after a romantic dinner with this desirous deck and kickstart a night filled with passion and plenty of laughter. While your relationship is still in its honeymoon phase, take advantage of this coming V-Day and really show your partner just how loving you can be.

7. Keep her toes warm with famous painting socks!

Whether she's an art connoisseur or a sock enthusiast, she'll love wearing these novelty crew socks with any OOTD. There are ten sets to choose from, each featuring prints inspired by Van Gogh, Munch, DaVinci, and other famous artists!

8. Get your boo a board game customized with their favorite TV show!

Make your first game night even more memorable with a personalized ode to your significant other's favorite TV show! If you're going to argue over Monopoly for a few hours, it may as well center around your go-to for Netflix and chill. "Bob's Burgers," "Game of Thrones," and "SpongeBob Squarepants" are just a few editions of popular board games that you can find for sale online!

9. Make their coffee table picture-perfect with custom Polaroid coasters!

Showcase some of your favorite moments together with these adorable photo-holding coasters! Not only are these great conversation pieces, but they will also look adorable should you ever use them in a home together ;)

10. Help your baby see the stars with this heat-activated constellation mug!

Any astronomy buff or astrology lover will appreciate their morning coffee even more if it comes with a view of the stars above. The drawings are revealed once a hot beverage is poured into it— just add coffee to bring out a beautiful galaxy of illustrated constellations.

11. Cook up some love for your sweetie with a waffle stick maker!

Share your love of breakfast food with your sweetheart by giving them a waffle stick maker of their very own! Bonus points if you get them a side of decadent melted chocolate, jam, or syrup for them to dip their waffles into.

12. Treat your lovely bookworm to a personal library kit!

Your bookish boo is the universal lender in their friend group, so it's only fair that they get a chance to be the librarian they've always dreamt of being. With this personal library kit, your S.O. will never complain about another lost novel again!

13. Give your beer junkie a place to display their collection of bottle caps!

Help your beer lover display the best of their craft experiences with a wooden wall piece shaped like their home state!

14. Dazzle her with a super-cute ring holder!

Your darling will love to showcase her jewelry in this dainty elephant ring holder. While it may be too soon to give her a necklace or a bracelet, it's never too soon to PLAN for those future presents… ;)

Move over, flower bouquets and heart-shaped boxes of chocolate— there are countless other options for creative gifts that your Valentine would be much luckier to get!

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I Asked 25 Girls What They Would Do If They Got Pregnant In College

Whatever you decided, I applaud you.
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Pregnancy and college just seriously do not mix together. There are only a few people that can financially and emotionally afford to bring a human into this world at such a young age. And for that, I applaud them.

I wanted to get some more understanding on what women in college would do if they were culture-shocked with a positive pregnancy test, and here is what I found:

1. Supportive fam squad - Age 20

"I would keep the baby and figure out how to raise it on my own. I have a very supportive family so I know that they would have my back in the end."

You're one of the lucky ones, baby girl. Not too many people are blessed with family members that are willing to support their child's/sister's/ brother's every move. We can see this is many of the other responses (it's quite sad actually):

Age 19: "I actually had a bit of a scare this month so I already thought this through... I would drop out of school and get a job. Hopefully, continue with some night classes at a community college but I would need to get a job. My parents already told me years ago that they would cut me off if I got pregnant. I would need to get my own place too. I would seek out different services (like Good Counsel Homes). Once I had the baby, I would put it up for adoption in hopes of giving the child a better future."

Age 20: "I would handle it with my parents and see what they said about what I should do. I would talk to my boyfriend and see how he felt after everything is talked about I would see if we should put the kid up for adoption. I wouldn't want to ruin the kid's future and life if I wasn't ready for a baby. Although it's bad and wrong to abort, I would have to do what's best."

2. Abortion — no questions asked - Age 20

“I would get an abortion because I know that I cannot financially or emotionally take care of a child at this age. I want to continue my education and get a well-paying job, have a social life, and take care of myself. I cannot do that while pregnant."

Because the most mature thing is to admit when you aren't ready. I applaud you for that Miss. Anonymous — you are a different breed of woman. Thank you. Here are some other ladies that agree with her:

Age 20 - “Having a child is a blessing because some girls can't. But therefore I'd have to have an abortion due to the fact that I wouldn't be able to handle that also because I'm not ready to be a mother."

Keepin' it short and simple:

From two 20-year-olds- "Get an abortion," and "Abortion."

Age 19 - "Plan B/Abortion."

Age 18 - “I wouldn't have the baby, and wouldn't lose my education."

Age 21 - “Probably get an abortion because I'm just starting my life."


3. Babies after marriage ONLY - Age 22

“My boyfriend is terrified of getting pregnant out of wedlock, it's not that we're uncommitted it's just he has a big fear not being able to afford a child. I told myself and my girlfriends if it ever were to happen I would get an abortion and never tell him to protect him from making that hard decision. I'm not proud of it, but I do believe it is the most mature thing to do for us."

Religion is definitely a factor when having a baby. I agree with the fact that babies should only come after you've been married —sometimes it's a fear that having a child when you're not ready can cause the relationship to crumble.

4. My boyfriend's decision matters too - Age 20

“Cry, but come up with a plan and talk it out with my boyfriend."

And YASS girl, because it's his child too! I applaud your willingness to talk it out with your S.O. You're definitely not the only one! Check these responses out:

“Keep the baby! My partner and I have discussed what we would do if it were to happen and both agree to keep the child."

5. It would depend on who I'm dating - Age 23

“It would depend on the relationship I'm in. If it's strong, I'd do my best to give the baby a great life. If I wasn't in a relationship at all, I'd really have to consider my options, abortion, adoption, etc."

Say no more, girlfriend, I'm 100% with you on this, and look, some other girls are too!

Age 21 - “I would keep it if it's with my current boyfriend. I would try my best to manage school and a baby!"

6. Keep it, duh - Age 20

“Probably cry, first. Then, tell my mom and ask for her advice. I would likely keep the child. I might want to halt my relationship with the baby's father (assuming he's my boyfriend) so we could be co-parents and not risk something breaking us up."

A different approach, but definitely not a bad one. Here are some ladies that agree with you, and would 100% keep it for themselves.

Age 23 - “I'd keep it. I'd be happy. I always wanted to be a mom and being so close to graduation, it actually would be a really great thing."

From three 18-year-olds - “Have the baby and go to school concurrently.“

“Most likely keep it. Continue degree from home at a local community college."

“I would have the baby, but would probably take off two years or so to work and prepare."

From a few 20-year-olds - “Have the baby," and "I would keep it."

“Continue working hard in school and never give up no matter how hard it may be."

"I would move back home and have the baby. "

7. Adoption would be an option - Age 20

“I would try to stay in school as long as I could and then take some time off when it got closer to the pregnancy, depending on what time of year it was. I would not get an abortion, I would still have the baby but I am not sure if I would keep it or give it up for adoption. It would probably depend on whether or not I was in a relationship with the father of the child."

Give the baby the best life possible, even if that might be the best life isn't with me.

From two 19-year-olds: “Abortion or adoption," and “Keep the baby and either raise it with help from family or give it up for adoption."

All in all, everyone's views are different. I hope that if you are ever in this position you choose what's not only best for you mentally and physically, your partner, and most importantly for the human you will (or will not) bring into this world.

And, always, always, ALWAYS...

practice safe sex.

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Dating A Girl With Anxiety Is An Emotional Investment That's More Than Worth Your Time

Be honest and trustworthy, it will mean the world to her.

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As someone with anxiety it is safe to say that trusting someone, much less your significant other, is not the easiest of tasks. Regardless of how much I want to trust someone it is still difficult. Someone with anxiety needs reassurance, on the regular, that you still like them. They will constantly apologize for situations that were not their fault; do not let them blame themselves.

When dating a girl with anxiety, she will support you and be there for you, but will have trouble expressing or communicating to you how much you actually mean to her. Just remember she appreciates you, and she is trying.

Often times, dating a girl with anxiety also comes with a generous helping of the depression that usually tags along. Keep this in mind. If you are out somewhere with her and she stops talking, just know she does want to be there. She will need days away from you, although she may have a fear of being alone at times. She will also need days with you.

There will be nights where she does not sleep; there will be days where that is all she does. Some days she will do absolutely nothing, and others she will try to accomplish the impossible. Despite what she ends up doing for the day, she will never feel as though she has conquered enough. These maybe things she has not told you or you have yet to figured out, but that's why I'm here to tell you.

She tries relentlessly to trust you, although her dating history has been a toxic mess. She tends to keep to herself, but she also needs people to understand her.

Occasionally she will have good days. Occasionally she will have days where she has horrible anxiety attacks. Please be there for her during both. She does want you there, despite what it may seem. She cares about you, she just is not the best at expressing it.

Tell her how you feel about the relationship. Tell her how you feel about her. If you think she is beautiful, tell her. If you want to spend time with her, please tell her. Make the changes so that you are comfortable, but so her feelings are also validated. She will overthink and assume the worst; let her know that everything's going to be ok.

She cares and appreciates you. She will always have your back and support you whenever necessary. Remember this during her worst days.

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