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The #Dating Advice Girl Radio Show REWIND! #Holiday Dating Tips


Dating Advice Girl REWIND!

EP.97-It’s the Holiday Dating Show! The holiday season is here! On this episode, I’m giving you tips for getting through this stressful time of year with a new love-interest including gift-giving tips, holiday date ideas, 3 rules for bringing a new love-interest home for the holidays, successfully keeping in touch with a love-interest who is away for the holidays, and more! LISTEN ON  ITUNESSTITCHER, OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)


Joy to the world…the holidays are here! It’s a fun and festive time of year but can also be a challenging time for new couples. You are still getting to know each other and there are a lot of atypical things at play like unusual schedules, the stress of finding the perfect gift, and the potential of meeting a new love-interest’s friends and family. Here are some tips for surviving the holiday season if you’re in a new relationship or if you’re a single guy or gal.

Holiday Guidelines: Gift Giving

If you just started dating (1-3 dates) no gift is required though it would be a nice gesture.

If you’ve started seeing someone regularly (1-3 months), a small thoughtful gift, a nice dinner, or a date that’s a bit more elaborate than your normal dates is a good place to start. Don’t go overboard in terms of spending. Just offer a small gift to acknowledge them as someone special in your life. A nice dinner, concert tix, or something else that’s not the minimum effort, but not the maximum either. Plan or give something that is a step above your normal date.

If you and your love-interest are starting to get serious (3+ months), a weekend trip celebrating the holidays together is a nice holiday plan plus a small gift (something your love-interest mentioned they’d like) is perfect. At this point in your new relationship, an experiential gift is a great thing to share. Instead of just giving an item, you’ll be sharing an experience and creating a memory together.

Holiday Guidelines: Bringing a Love-Interest Home

a. Only bring a love-interest home with you if you are both okay with possibly taking your relationship to the next level. Inviting a love-interest home is you saying that you like where things are headed in your relationship and you want old friends and family to get to know your someone special. If you are not okay with this possibility, you might want to reconsider bringing your crush home.

b. Have a conversation with your love-interest in regards to what this trip means for both of you and the details associated with the trip. Though introducing a love-interest to family is a big deal for some, it’s less of a big deal for others. Talk about your family dynamic and what may or may not be expected by the two of you as well as the family you’ll be visiting. Will you be expected to sleep in separate rooms for example. Who’s paying for what? What titles are going to be used when introducing/being introduced to family and friends? Though sometimes awkward, it’s best to have these conversations before your trip home to avoid miscommunication and a potentially awkward, drama-filled holiday season.

c. Make sure to include your love-interest in all activities. Remember that he or she is on your turf, so it might be a little intimidating for them to meet all the most important people in your life. Do your best to keep an eye on your love-interest so he or she isn’t stuck in an intense political conversation with your hot-tempered cousin for example.

If either you or your love-interest are going to be in different cities during the holidays, listen up! Regular phone and text conversations are essential if you intend to keep your love-interest interested while one or both of you are away. It’s naive not to be in touch then expect to effortlessly pick up where you left off after possibly a month of not being together. Not talking to or seeing a love-interest for a few weeks can seem like months if you’ve only been dating your love-interest for a few weeks.

It’s important to touch base every so often, specifically anywhere from every few days to once a week. Remember, even though your love-interest knows that you are away visiting family for the holidays, it’s important to show your level of interest even though you’re away. A short call or text can be enough to keep your love-interest interested. If you mostly text with your love-interest, send a few ‘happy holidays’ texts to touch base. If you usually call each other, a quick call to say ‘hello’ is a great way to stay on your love-interest’s radar.

Depending on the length of time that you are out of touch with your love-interest, he or she may interpret your lack of calling or texting as a snub or lack of interest and consequently decide to move on with someone who is better at checking in. It’s easy to equate silence with disinterest even if that isn’t your intention.

Holiday Guidelines: For Singles

Go on a date! There’s a lot of fun holiday-themed things to do like ice skating, festival of lights showings, or even just watching your favorite holiday movies together. Less pressure than if you were dating someone seriously. You don’t have to stress about the other stuff that new couples are stressing about. If you go on a first (even a second or third) date with someone new over the holiday season, you’re main objective should be to simply get to know your crush. You can enjoy the perks of the holiday season without the stress of picking out the perfect gift, talking about relationship statuses/having the ‘what are we conversation’.

If you are adequately prepared, the holidays can be super fun rather than super stressful! Do what you can to have an amazing time with loved ones during the holiday season and do what you can to avoid misunderstandings, drama, and overall holiday unhappiness. Tis the season!

Ep.135 of The Dating Advice Girl Radio Show POSTED! 2016 #ValentinesDay Gift List

It’s our annual Valentine’s Day gift list for 2016! The 29 products featured in this episode are listed in no particular order, are mostly from small businesses, use organic ingredients, and/or help a good cause. Thanks to all the companies that sent samples for us to try! Happy Valentine’s Day! If you’d prefer to hear the list, you can listen to radio show episode 135 on ITUNESSTITCHER, OR PODOMATIC  (PC-Friendly)

In no particular order, here is our fave Valentine’s Day gifts for him and her for this year! Maybe you’ll find the perfect gift for your sweetie from this list 🙂


Dr Squatch specializes in men’s all-natural grooming products at a reasonable price. Our soap is the perfect gift for someone looking to give something that is fun, affordable and actually works! In their handmade soap, the glycerin is retained in the bar, and combines with coconut, and olive oils to nourish your skin. They offer shave kits, organic colognes, and even monthly soap subscriptions for dudes. http://www.drsquatch.com, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

MomokoCacao+RoseCollection2. MOMOKO THERAPUTICS

Want to support small business, buy handmade, and give a thoughtful and original Valentine’s day gift this year? Momoko Therapeutics’ Rose + Cacao collection includes two cacao absolute perfume oils, a Triple Chocolate Whipped Body Butter, Rose + Cacao vegan brown sugar scrub (that smells exactly like a fudge brownie), and an aphrodisiac massage oil. They make a perfect Valentine’s day gift or treat for yourself. All of their products are handmade, vegan, and organic. A portion of all revenues are donated annually to charity. http://www.momokotherapeutics.com/cacao-rose/  Instagram

miraclefruit tree


Feeling a little nervous about what to get your significant other for Valentine’s Day? It can be a stressful holiday to plan for, no doubt.

We have the Miracle fruit tree that is very popular right now around the USA. http://youtu.be/Q1YyGq3SW_Q

We will ship them from Orlando Fl to the address you send. The tree is $99.99 they are about 4 feet tall and are already producing fruit. http://plantogram.com FacebookTwitterInstagram


kissandwear4. KISS AND WEAR

This Valentine’s Day treat yourself and your loved ones to one of these flirty Kiss & Wear necklaces!

Designed for everyday wear; they’re simple, timeless but still make a bold statement – much like the girls who wear them. Available in an array of prints, there is certainly something that meets everyone’s style.

Kiss And Wear necklaces are 14k gold and are exclusively sold in their website at www.kissandwear.comFacebookTwitterInstagram

Use the code LOVE20 to get 20% off! Exclusive code for listening to the show!!


When you are single or in a new relationship, you have to impress and a smile is your biggest selling point! You have to have a beautiful white smile. Teeth whitening is all the rage but it it very costly!

WHITENING LIGHTNING (WL) makes the most effective professional home teeth whitening products on the market today. Throw away those ineffective trays and strips and use what the Hollywood stars use at home! Each WL Dial A Smile Professional Home Teeth Whitening System comes with an L.E.D. light, just like they use in professional offices for maximum effectiveness. It comes in a sexy black box with a pink stripe, perfect for Valentine’s Day. This is a great gift for a gal or guy! https://whiteninglightning.com FacebookTwitterInstagram




TV Head Company is a clothing and accessories brand, responsible for designing and distributing unique products to a generation of young adults with high values and respect for the environment. Combining the concepts of modern society and nature, TV Head Company’s items are fabricated with materials like wood and bamboo, creating contemporary products in a sustainable manner. Our best sellers are the wooden bow ties with matching pocket squares. Check the full line here
http://tvheadco.com/collections/wooden-bow-ties FacebookTwitterInstagram



Are you looking for a sweet and delicious gift? COOLHAUS is the architecturally-inspired gourmet ice cream company with innovative flavors like Fried Chicken & Waffles and Whisky Lucky Charms.

Coolhaus loves all types of food and strives to push the boundaries of traditional dessert by creating unique, sweet-meets-savory flavors you can’t find anywhere else. We sit down for a meal and think, “Shucks, wouldn’t that make a good ice cream sandwich combo?” And now, it doesn’t just stop at cookies and ice cream – our adventurous palates have led us to expand our line of gourmet goodies to include treats like fried chicken caramel (with hints of cayenne, sage and black pepper) and handmade candy bars (filled with white chocolate and fresh, locally-sourced mint leaves).

Every Coolhaus treat is all-natural, handmade and organic whenever possible, made with sustainably produced, hormone-free dairy and fresh, local ingredients – because we’re all about satisfying your sweet tooth AND mother nature. They have trucks all over the US and can even ship frozen sweet treats to you!  http://www.eatcoolhaus.com FacebookTwitterInstagram



Explore physical science while you make cute chocolate gifts to give to
your friends and family! Learn about heat, temperature, and the phases of matter by molding chocolate eggs, lollipops, and other shapes. Finish your personalized gifts with wrappers, labels, and foldable gift boxes. http://www.thamesandkosmos.com/index.php/product/category/science-kits/chocolate-science-lab- Facebook, Twitter


Color Me! Hearts29. ELENI’S NEW YORK

Check out cookie company Eleni’s New York’s Valentine’s Day gift sets that are fun and affordable for singles to couples! They have cookie designs ranging from “I Love You” in 10 different languages to decorating/designing your own Valentines cookie hearts with our edible markers…to every design and theme imaginable for the holiday! Perfect for those who despise Valentine’s Day, they even have a ‘Love Stinks’ gift set! All cookies are certified kosher and can be shipped anywhere! http://elenis.com FacebookTwitterInstagram


RetroviewerValentines Day Set - hi res10. RETROVIEWER

RETROVIEWER makes customized reels and viewers, similar to the View-Master you probably had as a kid, but with your own photos! There, you use our Reel Builder to build your custom reel and add optional 3D captions. The cost of a Set, which includes your reel, a viewer (red, black, blue or white) and a nice white box, is only $29.95.

The ideas are endless for ways in which people can use them and Valentine’s Day is perfect! Lovey-dovey couple pictures, pictures of the children and family, travels throughout the year, and more!

Their customers love how nostalgic their product is and how it brings back such fond memories. It is so unique, and can be cherished for years and years.
The best part about our product is that it is 100% made in the USA And ships worldwide! http://www.Image3D.com/RetroViewer FacebookTwitter


SweetCheeksLavender Honey Scrub Hi Res11. GET SWEET CHEEKS

Sweet Cheeks is a luxury skincare and haircare company. Their Strawberry Rose Sugar Body Scrub is a luxurious and affordable Valentines gift idea for Her. It has real rose petals and smells amazing, which makes it a perfect gift to give for Valentines. Plus, it’d be great to use before a date.

Our Sugar Body Scrubs refresh your skin and scrub away your day. Our relaxing flavors like Strawberry Rose, Lavender Honey, and Cucumber Gin are inspired by rows of handpicked lavender, drunken trips to the spa, and romantic rose petals. We help stop those pesky skin problems like cellulite, stretch marks, acne, and dry skin.

We are all-natural, packaged with recycled materials, and only tested on cute boys. http://www.getsweetcheeks.com FacebookTwitterInstagram


uduslipstickjpg12. THE CHOOSY CHICK

The Choosy Chick is an online boutique and educational source dedicated to selecting the finest non-toxic health and beauty products families deserve. Their mission is to provide customers a one-stop-shop for safe and effective beauty products and to educate consumers about the harmful ingredients in many personal care products saturating the marketplace today. When switching to green beauty products, most women not only feel better knowing what they are using is free of toxins, but they begin to see improvements in their skin, hair and overall health.

Nūdus Certified Organic Lip Euphoria from Australia: This hand crafted lipstick is made in small batches from the finest natural and organic ingredients. Nūdus ‘lip euphoria’ has an incredible color range, great staying power and provides many benefits due to the carefully selected ingredients including potent flowers, fruits and herbs. Highly regarded by green beauty experts, nūdus is handcrafted in Australia and certified by the ACO (Australian Certified Organic), which sets some of the highest standards in the world today. Gorgeous colors and stunning packaging make for a great gift! Purchase at THECHOOSYCHICK.COM http://thechoosychick.com/collections/nudus FacebookTwitterInstagram

WriteGirlPoetryDrive113. WRITEGIRL

Impress your girlfriend/wife/crush this Valentine’s Day with something extra romantic! What if that gift also went to a good cause?

Are you sick of giving the same old flowers and chocolates to your partner every year? Give a unique and romantic poem to your love instead!

We know that it can be stressful to find the perfect gift for that special someone, so the ladies at WriteGirl are here to help you win this Valentine’s Day.

WriteGirl’s poetry drive is happening now! For only $10, you can buy a unique poem, written by a WriteGirl teen, to give to your Valentine this Valentine’s Day. When you give your lovely lady a poem instead of the same ol’ same ol’, she will swoon at the idea of your romantically chivalrous gesture AND be impressed that you’ve donated to a good cause. That’s a definite Valentine’s Day win! Order a poem by Feb 9th to get a poem in time for Valentine’s Day!  http://www.writegirl.org/poetry-drive FacebookTwitterInstagram




14. THE LIBERATOR-Bedroom Adventure Gear

Although they have dozens of products available, the Decor Heart Wedge makes the ideal gift for both men and women. Our product line is designed for creating a deeper connection for couples while making love. http://www.liberator.com/decor-heart-wedge.html FacebookTwitterInstagram




Their Black Cherry Vodka is sure to set the mood and make celebrations even sexier- Recipe & more info below! We are happy to send product your way, please let us know you are interested!

Zodiac Vodka is an all-natural, true craft spirit. It employs a Single Source Distillation(r) method, as the potatoes are regionally sourced and the entire distillation and bottling process occurs at the company’s Rigby, Idaho-based distillery. The water for Zodiac is drawn from the Snake River Aquifer which runs beneath the distillery. The product is produced using 4-column fractional distillation and is filtered using hand-cut Canadian Birch Charcoal. Zodiac is distilled once – by design, allowing the vodka to retain a naturally sweet, distinctive taste. Zodiac is produced from non-GMO ingredients and as a 100% potato vodka, is gluten-free. http://www.zodiacvodka.com/ FacebookTwitterInstagram

Black Cherry 75 ZodiacVodkaBlack Cherry 75 (2)
1.5 oz. Zodiac Black Cherry Vodka
1 oz. DeKuyper Raspberry Liqueur
..5 oz. Simple Syrup
1 each. Orange Wedge Half-Squeeze & Discard
—Shake and strain into Tulip glass
4 oz. Top with Prosecco
Garnish with a Lemon Twist



Dentz Denim + Design – a lifestyle/apparel company). For this exercise, I’m focusing on the “single” aspect of things because being cold and bitter about love is just way more fun than being in a loving, lasting relationship….right? RIGHT?!

For the single friends in your life that you might be trying to cheer up this V-day, we have a few options that would fit the bill:

-Our “Fu*k Valentine’s Day” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck sure, it’s vulgar, but it probably matches their sentiments exactly.

-Our “Cats Are My Boyfriend” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck – because you won’t find your cat texting some chick from the club behind your back.

-Our “Ain’t No Wifey” slouchy sweatshirt and unisex crew neck – for the recently single friend in your life who is all about her new found independence.

They also offer other V-day inspired items more focused on “love”, all at the same price points – makes a great gift for the guy/gal in your life http://dentzdenim.com/product-category/collections/valentines-day-shirts/ FacebookTwitterInstagram

Love in a Box


Love is for Friends, Family and Flirting! Whoever you adore, spoil them with a trunk filled with LOVE.

Consider it your starter kit to a LOVE. From custom made chocolates to a hand-cut recycled barn metal heart, this unique gift will fill their heart with love and their home with smiles. Unlock Love was created to help unlock more love utilizing the 5 senses. Each part of this trunk was carefully thought out to encourage connection, friendship and a general feeling of…you got it…passion! Artfully packaged and ready to give, unwrapping love is an experience they will never forget. We even include a personalized note from you!

What’s in the Love Trunk?

Love Home Scent- a rich, enticing blend of pure essential oils including sandalwood and lavender. Love 100% Pure Soy Candle infused with the love scent. Recycled Barn Metal Red Heart- Because every home needs love. Box of Handmade artisan Chocolates- (2) Dark Chocolate French truffles and (4) red foiled milk chocolate hearts. Delicate Rose Petals to set the Mood. Beautiful Card describing a Loving home. We think you should frame it! http://seasoninatrunk.com/collections/love-products/products/love-trunk Facebook, TwitterInstagram




Elektrix Love, has taken a new spin on traditional active wear lines, and added its own twist to it. For the rebellious, punk loving rock diva who lives for adventure, this is the perfect gift for them. The pieces feature forward cuts, edgy prints, and dark undertones made from quality stretch fabrics that mirror her fun loving, and unruly spirit. The line also boasts eco conscious pieces made from recycled products such as plastic bottles. http://www.elektrixlove.com/ Facebook, TwitterInstagram


The Lux Puff19. THE LUX PUFF

The Lux Puff is a new, and unique, entry in personal bath and body care. It’s a 2-in-1 bath and shower tool that offers both an ultra-soft, microfiber cloth side that flips inside out to a gentle, exfoliating loofah (bath pouf). What further separates the Lux Puff from other body tools is that it naturally and effectively blocks the growth of bacteria without the use of chemicals. Instead of doing the same old traditional chocolates and teddy bear gifts, why not fill a basket with things they can use to pamper themselves? And guys can appreciate it too http://theluxpuff.com Facebook, TwitterInstagram


DoieEyeMask20. DOIE LOUNGE

Although you most likely won’t be getting a lot of sleep as a new couple, a glamorous looking sleep mask from Doie Lounge adds a sexy touch to sleeping. The smooth 100% silk helps to keep one’s face looking fresh and wrinkle-free in the morning. The best part is Doie Lounge sleep masks are made in Los Angeles

http://www.doielounge.com/product-category/eyemasks/ Facebook, TwitterInstagram

lovepop cards


In a hook up relationship – want to get him/her something, but a gift might send the wrong message? How about a love pop?! It’s the perfect solution. It’s a card, but with an awesome, intricate 3D sculpture that pops out of it, so it’s unlike anything else out there. More than a card, but not quite a gift. Or if you want to say I care, in a cutesy way, how about a bear that fits into an envelope or flowers that last forever http://www.LovePopCards.com Facebook, Twitter


“When getting close matters!” who doesn’t want to get close on Valentines?!!? As grooming trends change, so do the tools and products we use. Our pioneer stubble softener, The Soft Goat, was developed after much research in the softenhermen’s grooming industry. We found the solution to the prickly softgoatfacial hair a razor or trimmer leaves behind. Although a shadow is desirable, this sharp stubble irritates the skin of those we hold close—forcing us to shave more often than we would like.With our women’s version, Soften Her, ladies can gently exfoliate, their skin, prevent ingrown hairs and it soften body hair. They can keep where you dare to be bare soft all the time. These sponge-like, hypoallergenic pads are gently applied to the face, bikini line, legs, under arms—basically anywhere where you shave or trim. Working gently in small circles, (Like Mr. Myagi said “wax on wax off) the process of softening stubble takes less than a minute. Learn more by visiting http://www.softenher.com, Facebook, Twitter or http://www.thesoftgoat.com, Twitter

4PawsHeartCollaer23. FOUR BLACK PAWS

Four Black Paws-dog collars for the dog mom/dad. All collars are available with a matching removable bow tie and/or flower! I hand make all items at my studio in Michigan and a portion of all sales are donated to rescues around the country! http://www.4blackpaws.etsy.com

Sweethearts in Black
Multi Colored Hearts

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Valentine’s Day is the ubiquitous V-Day card. However, Lionheart Prints of New Orleans, founded her business on creating atypical, hand-designed cards that can be given to your loved one. In fact, Urban Outfitters carries her cards now and can be shipped from their website! Cards include:

Baest Bae Ever to Bae

I Hate Everyone Who Isn’t You

FYI I Kinda Sorta Like You or Whatever

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Barrow’s Intense is a ginger liqueur that’s hand made in small batches in Brooklyn. With more than 200lbs. of fresh ginger in every batch and no artificial anything, this liqueur is the perfect Valentine gift to wow anyone who loves to create cocktails at home, aspiring mixologists, people who like to cook, bake or just receive a sexy, unique gift. And because
Barrow’s Intense comes in both 750 ml and 375 ml bottles, there’s no stress about price point. Plus, ginger is referred to in the Kama Sutra as a powerful aphrodisiac.
Give Barrow’s Intense as a Valentine gift, as well as a sell card, recipe card, photo of
the two bottles and a few cocktails that are appropriate for what you’re
doing. Here’s a sexy sample cocktail recipe!

*Intense Ginger Sutra*
2 oz. vodka
1 oz. Barrow’s Intense Ginger Liqueur
Splash of grenadine
Over rocks
Garnish with a slice of blood orange
Created by Eve Alintuck and Joshua Morton, owners of Barrow’s Intense.

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LELO, the world’s leading luxury intimate lifestyle brand, infamous for producing high-end pleasure objects. Everyone should be able to enjoy intimate, personal pleasure to its fullest limits. It’s a universal human right, one that deserves respect, support and protection.

That’s exactly what we do at LELO. We support the right to pleasure, and we’re dedicated to it. We live by it and it directs every decision we make. We don’t simply create “sex toys”; we design entire experiences and new dimensions of sensation to ensure you are getting the most intimate fulfillment you possibly can. We take pleasure and put it in the palm of your hand.

ORA™ 2 is about pleasure – sheer, raw, indulgent pleasure. The newly enhanced pleasure nub rotates and vibrates, like a tongue, but better. Its award-winning SenseTouch™ technology increases the intensity of the vibrations as you apply more pressure. It knows exactly what you want, and how to give it to you.
Vibrations Increase for Realer-Than Real Feeling

The intensity of the vibrations becomes stronger as you press ORA™ 2 harder, thanks to revolutionary SenseTouch™ technology. Handheld Pleasure for Carefree Satisfaction
Fits comfortably in your hand and offers accurate control for perfect clitoral stimulation. http://www.lelo.com Facebook, Twitter, Instagram


27. ADAM & EVE

*G-Spot Touch Finger Vibe-Take fun finger play to the next level with this G-Spot targeting vibe! The silicon finger slips right on and features 7 vibrating functions in the tip for all-night pleasure. http://bit.ly/1IQNnAR

*Adam & Eve Finger Bangers-These cute, discreet mini-vibes come in two different designs and add a whole new level of fun to finger play. http://bit.ly/1XLkwS0

*Couples Pleasure Booster-Perfect for partners who want to increase and maximize mutual pleasure. It includes a vibration feature, textured top that targets her most sensitive areas and can be used on a finger for foreplay, too. http://bit.ly/1MFnbFL

*Love Bud Play Set-Perfect for beginners or experienced users, this set will liven up any Valentine’s Day. This set includes a bullet vibe and 5 unique sleeves in fun shapes from a floral and spiral to a dolphin for variety she’ll love.  http://bit.ly/1PQjfGr

*A&E 3 Point Prostate Massager-This luxurious vibe targets three of his most sensitive areas and features an ergonomic handle so he can enjoy intense, long-lasting play. http://bit.ly/1UA6SPz Facebook, Twitter, Instagram




Men of today are classy, classic and conscious of the latest style trends and grooming. They are men who care about appearance and how they feel. It has actually been shown that men are using their female counterpart’s products in order to get a desired look and take care of themselves. Men shouldn’t have to use female products; they need products of their own, made specifically with their needs in mind. That is why Lucky Tiger products are designed for men. Lucky Tiger products have helped men get the look they desire, while keeping their skin and hair feeling great for decades. Lucky Tiger can make the perfect gift for a special man for Valentine’s Day.

The products a man uses can tell a lot about him, and can affect the way he feels. With a chic vintage design and a line packed with natural ingredients, essential oils and botanicals, Lucky Tiger is the perfect fit for a modern man. Men can put the perfect finishing touches on their look by grooming, and taking time for a little pampering is something every man needs. http://www.getluckytiger.com Facebook, Twitter



Project Repat is a custom quilt company that turns your old t-shirts into stunning, hand-crafted quilts -made right here in the USA.

The quilts are an ideal Valentine’s Day gift – a great way to preserve your shared memories with a loved one, or simply create out of a girlfriend’s old concert tees or a boyfriend’s favorite sports team jerseys. Each quilt is also backed with PolarTec fleece made from 23 recycled plastic bottles per yard. www.projectrepat.com Facebook, Twitter Instagram 



Maria Shireen™ is a functional fashion accessories company. We design, produce and market two collections of our patented hair tie bracelets for women – bittersweet and b+sweet. Bittersweet by Maria Shireen is the perfect gift for any woman….girlfriend, friends, moms, and sisters! They are beautiful and a must have for 2016. Our flagship product – bittersweet by Maria Shireen™ – is designed for sophisticated women on the go. At the gym, the office or out on the town.

Our b+sweet by Maria Shireen™ collection has two distinct lines. One for young ladies just getting started with us; the other… our exciting, durable line for kids, tweens and teens.

Since launching in early 2015, Maria Shireen has been sold in over 35 countries. Our promise is simple. We make functional fashion accessories that are smart and sophisticated, versatile and unique, just like the women, young ladies and girls who wear them. www.mariashireen.com Twitter, Instagram

Ep.132 of The #Dating Advice Girl Show is POSTED! 6 #Holiday Dating Hacks For #Singles & New Couples @AppHitch


Ep.132-On this episode, I’m giving singles and new couples tips for surviving the holiday season including buying gifts that match your relationship status, deciding whether or not to bring a new crush to a holiday party, deciding if you’re ready to meet the parents, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Hitch app. Download now for free in the App store! @AppHitch



Ep.128 of The #Dating Advice Girl Radio Show NOW POSTED! 4 Signs That Your Crush is Losing Interest


Ep.128-Sometimes we need more than just our intuition…On this episode, I’m giving you 4 tips to tell if your new love-interest might be losing interest…and answering dating questions via periscope! LISTEN IN ITUNES OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)

SW 4 Signs your crush is losing interest

If you’d like to read my article that inspired this show, click here!

Ep.117 of #Dating Advice Girl Radio Show POSTED! New #DatingApps @Spokeo @2TruthsApp @TryWhim @SirenMobi @CuddliApp @Tech_in_Motion

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Ep.117-Talking about some of my favorite new dating apps from Tech in Motion‘s ‘Data and Dating’ dating app event sponsored by Spokeo (www.Spokeo.com) including 2 Truths & 1 LieCuddliWhimSiren, and Align. And answering dating app/online dating messaging questions in the Dear Dating Advice Girl segment….LISTEN IN ITUNES OR PODOMATIC (PC-Friendly)

Here’s video of some of the company reps talking about their apps:

Campus Dating Tips

Here are some quick tips to help you make safe dating choices with your crush on campus…

image10 Tips For Safe Dating on Campus

by Erin Tillman ‘The Dating Advice Girl’

Another school year is here and you’re back on campus (or on campus for the first time)! New classes, new roommates; a new crush perhaps?!? For those of you who are single, and possibly new to dating in college, safety is a big concern. It has been documented that the number of sexual assault cases on college campuses is on the rise. Dating should be fun, but it’s important to be safe too. Here are 10 tips to help you remain safe while dating on campus…

1. Get as much info as possible from your crush before your date

Check out your crush’s social media pages. You probably already know a little bit about him or her if you’ve agreed to go out with them, but it wouldn’t hurt to check them out online before your date. Do they seem to be who they said they are? Does it look like they are truly single or is there a mystery guy or girl in most of their photos? If a mutual friend set the two of you up, get info about your crush from your friend. Have a text or phone conversation with your crush before your date as a pre-date info session to lessen your nervousness, build excitement, and learn more about your crush before going out. The more info you have, the safer your date will be!

2. Tell someone who you’re going out with & where you’re going on your date

Since you’re probably really excited about your big date with your crush, you’ve probably already told your friends, neighbors, classmates, and anyone else that can hear you shouting it from the rooftop of your dorm! If you haven’t told anyone yet, it might not be a bad idea to tell at least one other person. Just to be safe, think about telling a friend/roommate where you are going, who you are going out with and when you’ll be out on a date with your crush. In case of emergency, even if it’s something as innocent as you getting lost on your way to the date, at least someone will have an idea where you were headed and who you were planning to be out with.

3. Meet in a public place on early dates

See your football or basketball team play. Go to your campus coffee shop together. Maybe there’s a play or concert on campus. Plan a library study date. Whether it’s a daytime or nighttime date, safety is key here. While you’re still getting to know your crush, going to a public restaurant or event is a smart move. People are usually on their best behavior when in public. You’ll be around others, which is much safer than a secluded place. Try not to share your dorm room/apartment number too early while you and your crush are still getting to know each other. Even if it’s simply because you don’t want him or her to pop by unannounced, do what you can to be protective of your private living space.

4. Be sure to bring cash!

Even if you’re planning on your crush paying for the date, anything can happen. What if your crush forgets his or her wallet? What if you were going to pay for your own fair share with a credit card, but your crush takes you to a hipster pizza place that only takes cash? What if you end up needing to take a taxi home because things didn’t go as planned? You just want to make sure that you are prepared for whatever may happen and having cash can help you out of a potentially uncomfortable situation.

5. Avoid sending mixed messages

It’s important to be aware about the verbal and non-verbal messages you’re sending to the people you go out with. If while on the date, you’re discovering that you’re not that interested in your crush after all, it’s important to make sure that you’re not overly flirty or saying things that lead him or her to believe that you see a future for the two of you. Just keep things friendly, respectful, and casual in the beginning and do your best to say what you mean and mean what you say in both words and actions.

6. Don’t overdo the alcohol (students who are over 21)

It’s super important to be as alert as possible when going out with someone new. Yes, your crush seems like a nice person, but the truth is that you are still getting to know him or her. You are still figuring out their intentions as far as you are concerned. If you’re 21, drink responsibly so that you can still make smart decisions and take care of yourself. If your date starts to get too touchy-feely with you or does something that makes you feel uncomfortable, you want to be clear-headed enough to set him or her straight and get out of a potentially awkward or scary situation.

7. If You Get Intimate, Be Safe!

You’re an adult. You’re on a date with someone you think is super hot! It’s normal to feel all hot and bothered, but if you find yourself in a situation where you are getting intimate with your crush, it’s important to be safe and have protection when you start to get cozy with someone new. Have a conversation about your boundaries. The clearer you are about what is and isn’t okay for you, the less room there is for confusion and uncomfortable scenarios for both you and your crush.

8. Be okay saying NO!

Even if the date is going well, there might be a moment where your crush might test your verbal or physical boundaries. It’s important to remember that even though you may have been okay with the pace at which the date was progressing at first, you are entitled to change your mind about how far and how fast things may be moving. Sending clear messages to your crush with will lessen the potential for uncomfortable scenarios where you will feel inclined to forcefully say NO.

9. Limit sexting and graphic social media messages

Remember that any photos and messages that you send on your phone or online are never really totally deleted. Sending a flirty image can be fun, but remember you are still getting to know your crush. While it’s important not to go through life jaded and suspicious, it’s also crucial to protect yourself and your image in case things don’t go as planned or if you suddenly discover that your date has a crazy vengeful temper and gets pleasure out of revealing personal info or images on various social media platforms for example. Think twice about sending that flirty text or photo.

10. Leave something to the imagination!

Don’t give everything away conversationally and physically on early dates. Besides it not being safe for your date to know every single thing about you, your date will also be excited about seeing you again if you leave him or her wanting more. A little mystery goes a long way.

These are just a few tips to help you to be as safe as possible when dating on campus. If you ever feel like you are being put in a dating scenario that feels unsafe, do what you can to get out of the unsafe situation immediately! The safer and more prepared you are, the more fun you’ll be able to have with less stress.

Happy safe dating college singles!

Erin ‘The Dating Advice Girl’ 🙂

SWComfortSafetyConsentComfort, Safety & Consent: 15 Questions

by Erin Tillman ‘The Dating Advice Girl’

In the dating game, feeling comfortable, safe, and respected by a partner is super important and can ultimately lead to you enthusiastically consenting to sexual activity with new partners. When getting to know potential new partners, it can be stressful to initiate conversations about sex and intimacy. In a perfect world, all singles would have a serious chat about boundaries before engaging in intimate acts. I highly encourage that in fact. But in reality, those conversations might not happen with every partner at the start of each new dating scenario. For singles who might be shy about discussing specifics about sex, asking yourself a few questions could help determine if a potential partner is a good fit for you. Here are 15 questions that will help you to assess your level of comfort and potential safety with a new partner to determine if you’re comfortable moving forward sexually….

  1. Do you feel physically safe with your partner?
  1. Do you feel emotionally safe with your partner?
  1. Does your partner respect your boundaries in normal scenarios not just intimate scenarios?
  1. Do you feel comfortable voicing your likes and dislikes to your partner?
  1. Is your partner open to hearing your likes and dislikes?
  1. Does your partner respect you when you say ‘No’?
  1. Does your partner respect your feelings overall?
  1. Do you trust your partner?
  1. Does your partner have good judgement?
  1. Does your partner lose control when under the influence (if you might get intimate while he or she is in that state)?
  1. Is your partner alert and coherent?
  1. Is your partner concerned about your well-being?
  1. Do you feel forced by your partner to try things you’re not interested in?
  1. Does your partner respect you’re boundaries?
  1. Would you have any regrets after being intimate with your partner?

If after answering these questions, you still feel excited about the idea of getting it on with a new potential partner, you may be well on your way to intimate sexy times! Before you make a move (or consent to letting your partner make a move), here are a few things to remember…

Pay attention to your potential partner’s behavior outside of the bedroom. Oftentimes a person’s respect level is consistent regardless of the situation ie. If someone’s a douchebag outside the bedroom, they will most likely be a douchebag in the bedroom.

During both intimate moments and regular situations, it’s important to speak up if something feels wrong for you and only put yourself in situations where you feel a high level of comfort. This will help you to avoid awkward or potentially dangerous situations. Your partner is not a mindreader, so it’s important to be clear about what your boundaries are or/and tell your partner if a personal boundary has been crossed, so that he or she knows what is okay or not okay for you. Show and tell your partner what works for you so you can feel more comfortable agreeing to consensual sexy times. If after discussing where your boundaries lie with your partner, he or she ignores them, do what you can to leave the situation safely.

Make sure a friend or roommate knows where you’ll be and who you’re on a date with just in case something unexpected happens. You don’t want to be in a situation where no one knows where you are or who you’re with.

Avoid drama with a new potential partner by using these 15 questions to assess if he or she is a good fit for you. Once you’ve chosen a partner that makes you feel comfortable and safe, the consenting part becomes way easier. Not to mention, safety and consent makes every intimate scenario way sexier.

Hugs and sexy consensual love,

Erin ‘The Dating Advice Girl’ 🙂

how to get him to ask you out on a dateHow To Get Him To Ask You Out

by Erin Tillman ‘The Dating Advice Girl’

Most guys will tell you that they love it when a girl asks them out, but of course they do! Who doesn’t enjoy the ego boost associated with being asked out on a date? But just because guys love it, doesn’t mean that you have to do it! When a girl asks a guy out, in heterosexual relationships, it can switch the power dynamic in the courtship. There is no right or wrong here, but it’s important to be aware that some guys will take your initial go-getter dating attitude and apply it to all dating scenarios, making you the one that is doing most of the courting and pursuing. Ladies, if someone has caught your eye, and you’d like him to ask you out to maintain the dynamic of you being the one who is romanced and asked out, use these ask-out suggestions to prompt your crush to make a move….

1. Make it known what activities you are interested in.

If your crush is a colleague for example, there is usually a conversation during the week about what you are going to do during the weekend. Talk about your interests, fun things you typically do on weekends, and especially activities that you’ve always wanted to try but never have. Telling your love-interest about some of things you are interested in, gives him tons of material and date night ideas for the two of you. Making small talk about your interests shows your level of interest in him as well as what you could be interested in doing on your next date. Ask him what social activities he’s interested in too. If you have similar interests and you’re crushing on each other, participating in one of these activities together is a no-brainer.

2. Mention that you and some friends are doing something on a specific night (a group date)

If you and your friends are planning a fun activity, invite your crush along. Tell him to bring friends too. Though it’s technically not a date, it’s a less pressurized group outing with your friends designed to get to know your crush better. The hope is that after hanging out with you and your friends and seeing you in a fun social atmosphere, your crush will want to go out with you again…but next time, he’ll have to do the asking. You’ve done your part. You’ve given him a glimpse into what it would be like to date you. If he wants more ‘you time,’ he’ll do what he can to see you again.

3. ‘Jokingly’ tell him that he should ask you out on a date

(Only use this one if you have a really sharp sense of humor….) Playfully suggesting that your crush ask you out could be just the thing to encourage him to do so. Your crush might have no idea that you are interested. By telling him, ‘Maybe we should go out sometime”, “You really should ask me out on a date,” or “I bet we’d have fun if we went out sometime,” you are showing your level of interest, but in an indirect way. If he doesn’t ‘take the bait’ you can pass it off as a joke, plus you’ll know his level of interest (or lack thereof) and can move on to another crush.

There is always a chance that your crush will not pick up on your ask-out hint, that he will be too shy to ask you out, or that he may simply not be interested. If any of these things happen, don’t wallow in self-pity. Either ask him out (knowing that it might change the dating power dynamic) or move on to others who are more forward. Ultimately, if your crush isn’t trying to spend more time with you, he’s not the one for you, but if your ask-out suggestions encourage your love-interest to make a move, a ton of fun date nights could be in your future.

Hugs and love,

Erin ‘The Dating Advice Girl’ 🙂