Best Men’s Watches Under $500 (2014 Edition)

Best Men’s Watches Under $500 (#1-5)

The Luminox 3000  Series watch was orginally designed for US Navy-Seals. The carbon-reinforced case and hardened mineral cover means it’s water resistance up to 200m, so it’s it suitable for swimming and outdoor activities. It has a rubber strap with a simple buckle fastening as well as illuminating mechanism for night time visibility. Its generous face size (4cm diameter) and utilitarian design makes this a watch for a men of any age. The Luminox 3000 Series watch comes in several colours (black shown above).

We applaud Swiss watchmaker Rotary for creating this Jura men’s watch at such an affordable price because it’s hard almost impossible to find quality skeleton watches for under $500. (‘Skeleton watch’ just means a mechanical watch where all the moving parts are visible.) Lower-priced skeleton watches are usually just mechanical traps which make it look like you can see the watch movement, but with the Jura, it’s the real deal. Skeleton watches aren’t exactly known for their legibility, and whilst this timepiece is typical of the category, it is a steal if you’re looking for an entry-level skeleton watch.

Since the 1980s, Mondaine has been the go-to brand for affordable Swiss design. The Mondaine Railway Giant Watch for men exemplifies the brand’s ethos: contemporary twist on a minimalist timepiece. There’s nothing superfluous about this watch – no date, just the time and the red second hand everyone is familiar with. It can be easily read and is even water resistance to 30 meters. The case is made from mineral crystal and slightly curved on the edges to complete what is we think is a classic watch for a very reasonable price point.

Citizen Eco-Drive Metal Watch for Men

The Citizen Eco-Drive Metal men’s watch retails for just under $500

Citizen has always been at the forefront of affordable men’s watches and their Eco-Drive Metal range is no exception. The range is wholly light-powered meaning you won’t ever need a battery change. The key to the design is a ring-shaped solar cell which is embedded in the watch which produces up to 6 months of battery reserve. The watch features a mineral glass cover with stainless steel case, practical date calendar and to top it off, a low battery indicator so you known when it needs charging.

Uniform Wares 152 Series Steel Wristwatch

Uniform Wares creates watches for men who want a minimalistic and utilitarian and timepiece. Their 153 Series Steel Wristwatch is a fine example of thier modern aesthetics in action and yet is also managed to look masculine. We like how the blue hands contrast the stainless steel case and the mesh braclet to add some colour to the dial. The watch houses a  Swiss-made movement for accuracy and performance. This is a great timepiece whihc will appeal to most men.

Best Men’s Watches Under $500 (#6-8)

Seagull 1963 Watch for mens form 21 Zuan

We may not associate ‘Made in China’ watches with ‘quality watches’, but this chronograph from 21 Zuan (Chinese for “21 Jewels”) will change your mind. Originating from the Tianjin Watch Factory, the Seagull 1963 men’s watch was initially assigned to the the Air Force of the People’s Liberation Army back in the 1960s. The modern Seagull 1963 is a remake of the official watch and is a unique and classical timepiece. It has a hand-winding chronograph movement with 21 jewels and a power reserve of over 40 hours. This watch is limited edition and embodies an interesting period in China’s timekeeping history.

Tissot Tradition Men’s Silver Quartz Classic Watch

Since its introduction, the Traditional range from Swiss watchmaker Tissot has been a hit with men and women alike. In particular, the Tradition Silver Quartz watch shown above makes it onto our list of best men’s watches for under $500 because it combines Swiss timekeeping accuracy with a sophisticated design. The perceptual calendar functionality is a classic touch whilst its G15.561 movement offers excellent value for just $450. The scrach resisstant sapphire crystal makes this a watch that promises endless hours of use.

Junkers Bauhaus Quartz For Men

German brand Junkers (pronounced Yung-kers) is well known in Europe for creating elegant watches that are perfect of casual or dress occasions. This Bauhaus-style quartz chronograph is exactly that. In a 40mm stainless steel case, it features a triple dial (one for seconds, a 30-minute timer and a 12-hour totalizer), luminous dots and a date window at 4:00. It’s also handsome on the inside too, with its Swiss Made Ronda 5030-D quartz chronograph movement. This is a watch for those who prefer an understated style.

5 Sneakers We Love Right Now by Paul Smith Musa Mar

Paul Smith Shoes have always been known for the variety of sneakers that they produce, and they have a wide selection to choose from. They offer both styles for women and men, all which are very popular in the market today. We take a look at a couple of sneakers that are making their way to the top of the best-selling list. Some of them are even making their way to the celebrity shoe list

If you have been looking for a comfortable and stylish pair of shoes to wear this spring, it’s time to try Paul Smith Shoes. They have some amazing designs in both women and men’s athletic shoes, and they are very affordable as well. The Mica Mar Pure leather sneaker is one example of their popular men’s shoes. This type of sneaker is a mix of suede and leather. It is well-built and comfortable, and has a nice rubber outsole

If comfort is what you are looking for, the women’s Nike Air cushion basketball shoe would be a good match for you. They come in various colors, such as white and red. They also come with a leather insoles. They have mesh accents on the front and back of the shoes, and they come in either a white or red version

The next pair of sneakers, we’re going to take a look at are the Diesel sneakers. These sport shoes come in a variety of colors, including black and grey. These sport shoes offer you the ability to stay active while still looking stylish. They come with a sporty sole and a rubber inne

Another pair of sport shoes, we’re going to take a look at are the Nike Air Jordan 11s. These shoes were designed for professional sports like basketball and running. You can get them in either white or black. They are very popular with professional sport athletes, especially if they are wearing their Nike sneake

For those people who like designer shoes, the Christian Louboutin Trina Turk men’s shoes might be something you want to consider. These shoes are quite elegant, although there are others that might fit your style better. They are made out of top quality materials and come in colors like black, gray, and white. They also have a nice design to them like the tongue of the shoe

If sports are not your thing, then a nice pair of sneakers would be a perfect choice for you. In this case, you might want to look at the Converse All Star Soft Leather sneakers. These shoes are made out of leather and look like a true sports shoe. The leather is smooth and soft, and it is stitched together by a hook and loop system. A large front bottom area will allow you to wear these shoes comfortably while doing most sports.

Of all the sneakers we love right now, the Air Jordan 11s are definitely the ones that we recommend for you. These sneakers look good, feel great, and make you look good as well. They are affordable, too. You can get them at a low price, or even buy a pair that cost twice as much as the ones you can find at the store. This is a great gift for a sporty individual, or a person that likes to wear the best things that money can buy.

If you are into running or other sports, then you need to make sure you have a pair of these in your closet. They come in many different colors, but the black and white is still our favorite. It is the classic colors and the light weight construction that make these shoes so comfortable to wear. You can run down a long field or through a shopping mall without worry of these shoes ripping, cracking, or falling apart.

For those who prefer to dress shoes, then the Christian Louboutin Blue Jeans will do the trick. These are nice, comfy sports shoes, and they go great with formal attire. You will love how they look, and you can really feel them when you walk. These are made for comfort, and they will make you look like a million bucks.

If you are into biking or running, then you will want to look at the ad guy’s latest creation, the Adio skate sneakers by Christian Louboutin. These are a smooth fit, fashionable sneakers, and they come in a variety of colors as well. These are made for comfort, and you can just turn on your favorite sport tape and start riding. You will be so impressed with the way these look, and you might just get a kick out of riding your new pair. There are plenty more options out there, but these should help you get started.

Fatherhood – An Essential Part of Identity and Family Unity


Fatherhood – An Essential Part of Identity and Family Unity

A father is usually the father of a child under the age of 18. Aside from the paternal familial bonds of a father towards his young children, the father can also have a close social, legal, and parental relationship with his child, which carries over with certain duties and rights. The father has the obligation to provide his child with a safe upbringing, guidance, education, love, and protection. This responsibility is one that is shared by both mother and father.

In most cases, a biological father does not become a father simply because he is married to a woman who becomes pregnant. Although it is common for males to assume this status when they marry, this is not legally binding. If a man really becomes a father, he must follow all legal procedures required for his paternity to be confirmed by the court. Male children are automatically entitled to the father’s parental rights and responsibilities. Although this occurs automatically, many men often assume this without the knowledge or consent of their biological father.

There are two different classes of male grandparents. The first is known as the father-child relationship, where the father plays the role of primary caregiver for his offspring. The father and child can be living in separate households or they may even be living in the same house and simply share parental rights. The second, recognized as joint physical custody, refers to when a father plays the role of co-parent with his offspring.

A lot of men do not consider themselves fathers because they have not come into a direct relationship with their biological father. Some simply call themselves “aunt,” “brother,” or “father.” Because of this, a man can technically be considered a father even if he does not have a biological father who fathered him. It must be demonstrated that the man is actually the father of some way, however, as in the case of sexual impurities or when paternity has been established in a court of law.

If you are seeking fatherhood, regardless of whether you have already come into a relationship with a biological father, or if you have no biological father at all, you will likely need a paternity citation or birth certificate. This documentation is used to determine whether or not you meet the standards of fatherhood set forth in the law. A paternity citation may be issued for a variety of reasons, ranging from missing a trip to court ordered paternity tests to make minor mistakes while filling out forms.

If you have never been formally acknowledged as a father, it is helpful to understand what it means. You might have come across terminology like “step father” or “stranger father.” These terms commonly describe men who adopt or have a relationship with a female who has been adopted and raised as their own child. However, the term “permanent father” describes a father who has been involved in a long-term romantic relationship with his own biological father, whether that relationship took place before the birth of the child or after the birth.

Mother and Child: Postpartum Depression Can Be Cured

A mother is always a mother, a teacher and supporter. A mother isn’t selfish, instead she works very hard to ensure that her child is capable of becoming a responsible, selfless human being. A mother will do anything in her power to ensure that her child grows up to be a responsible, successful adult. Sadly, there are still mothers that abuse their position as mother or fail to fulfill their obligations towards their children.


What does it mean to be a mother? It means that you have love and empathy for your children. Being a mother often means that you will be spending a lot of time around them, sometimes day and sometimes night. You will be their mother because you have a responsibility to them and they have a duty to you. You will need to be there for them, guide them in life and help them reach their full potential.

The most important thing about being a mother is giving up your freedom to be with your children (and vice versa!). When a mother gives up her freedom, she generally gives up her sense of self and becomes a willing victim to the abuse their children receive at the hands of other adults. A mother can’t live a fulfilling life without her children, she doesn’t know how else to get through her daily routines without them, she can’t work, shop or study without them around. So, a mother who feels like one has to give up everything to have a better place is wrong. A better place for a mother would be one where she is free, out and about enjoying all the things that make life great, and she knows that if she were to leave her children in the care of strangers they would likely be abused and neglected too.

Some women have a very difficult time getting pregnant after having a child before. It is not uncommon for women to have a difficult time getting pregnant right after having a child, and some women even go through a period of infertility for a period of time before becoming pregnant again. If you have a history of miscarriage, you may want to reconsider your pregnancy options because you can become pregnant again with a high quality baby. Having a baby is something that you should never take lightly and there are many things you can do to increase your chances of becoming pregnant again.

The first thing you must remember is that every pregnancy is different and no two pregnancies are ever exactly the same. Most importantly though, you must always remember that your conception was not a “viable” pregnancy. Your relationship with your mother before you became pregnant, your relationship with your newborn, and your experience after the birth of your baby will play an important role in how quickly and easily you conceive again. Many mothers come to grief with their first child because they did not take the time to strengthen their relationship with their mothers before their pregnancies. This is one of the primary reasons that women often have trouble becoming pregnant and many women end up in the position of spending their lives without their babies.

When you have a history of maternal separation anxiety, the only way you can effectively prevent your repeated bouts of this condition is by taking the necessary precautions after childbirth. Although it is true that there are many things that can be done to minimize your chances of developing postpartum depression, if you want to ensure that you and your child have a healthy relationship after the birth of your child, then you must take the necessary steps to ensure that your mother and your newborn stay close. A mother who has had a history of maternity separation anxiety is usually too traumatized to even care about her newborn or her own feelings after childbirth, and she will most likely have a hard time dealing with the loss of her child. As your child gets older, it is important that you work on building a strong mother-child relationship so that she feels secure and is prepared to care for her own child as well.

Difference Between a Brother and a Bride


Difference Between a Brother and a Bride

It is important for all of us to learn our brother’s character, values and attitude towards life. We get introduced to our brothers early in life through our parents. We learn about the principles of moral conduct and are taught to respect other people and exercise responsibility. We are also taught how to love and serve the Lord. Our responsibilities as sons and daughters of God includes being good examples of what it means to be a good person in deed and in thought. Sadly, most American families don’t take the time to discuss or teach their children about their brother’s morality, values and attitudes towards life.

Morality and ethics – two areas of concern that many families fail to address when introducing their younger children to their older brothers or sisters. A responsible older brother makes sure to teach his brothers about right and wrong and the concept of honor. A brother who is willing to be a good example to his younger brothers in this regard is a great gift to the family. Parents typically teach family morals to their older sons and expect them to consistently act as great role models to their younger siblings.

John the Baptist lived with his brother James and sister Anne in the Essene community in which the brotherly relationship was a way of life. In fact, it was often referred to as “the boys’ community”. The Essenes believed in the principle of tithing; that a brother should offer to render an offering whenever his brother needs help. Therefore, while their father (or first husband) was rich and provided for them, their brothers were not expected to render anything to their sisters. Their father and brothers provided for and cared for them in turn.

Jesus Christ came into the community of Christians by the loving example of a man named Peter. Peter went up to Christ before any other believer and spoke to Him about how his father had left his father and brother and went over to Christ. This inspired other believers, to go to Christ themselves and become part of His ministry.

Therefore, we can conclude that a brother is not required to render service to his brothers in the same way as his brother’s. While serving to fulfill a role, such as being a sentry or a protector, he does not have to render services to his brothers. A brother, as a general rule, may not marry his brother’s wife nor may he participate in the same funeral or send off the body. A brother cannot give the body to his brother if he is disobeying his commandments. A brother cannot even give an ox the place of a brother nor give his brother anything as a burial or tribute.

Therefore, a brother may not be required to give an offering or tribute or carry out a role similar to that of a brother. A brother may receive gifts from another person. However, he cannot give or perform the function of a brother, nor can he marry a woman who is not his wife. A brother may be married to one wife but be her brother. In short, in Orthodox Jewish terms, a brother is not required to take on the functions or actions of a brother. And while these rules are not officially defined by Rabbis, they are generally considered to be the more traditional view and therefore, Jews who adhere to this view generally have greater privileges than those who do not.

The Role of Sibling Chromatids in Conceiving Children


The Role of Sibling Chromatids in Conceiving Children

What is a sin? It is an informal term for a female in a family that denotes a sister. A it is usually referred to as a cousin, which has nothing to do with the gender. A sis is usually someone who shares at least one parent with another person. The male equivalent is a gay brother.

A sis is usually one of two older sisters. The other older sister would be called a mama in, which was also a female counterpart to a sis. The female version of a sis is referred to as a matron of honor in some societies. Sometimes the older sister becomes the wife of the older brother or of the firstborn son of the couple. In some families, the it is either adopted or married to another sister. In some cultures, younger siblings are shunned because they are considered to be sis and sometimes they are even forced out.

There are about 35 different chromosomes in a human body. These chromosomes are referred to as autosomes (which mean “self” or “homeless”) and sex chromosomes (which mean “sex”). Each chromosome is composed of a set of chromosomes that can be moved or duplicated depending on the needs of the cell. Chromosomes are found in cells of all sizes and shapes including that of the eye. There are about 24 pairs of chromosomes in each of the sexes in humans, but only two of them, the Y chromosomes and the X chromosomes, are involved in mate selection processes in a human female.

When cells reproduce sexually, there is only one set of chromosomes produced at a time, referred to as a prophase. The Y chromosome (which is the dominant chromosome) and the X chromosomes are passed through each generation and the Y chromosome is only active during a single prophase. This simple set up of cells has led to scientists’ ability to determine the genetic material (or DNA) that is passed down to offspring. DNA is found throughout the body and is generally carried by both parents.

As mentioned above, humans only have one X chromosome, which is male and only carries specific genetic instructions for reproduction. Therefore, every Y chromosome paired with an X chromosome is sterile and will not result in conception. Because Y chromosomes are silent throughout the process of fertilization, Y chromosome centromere studies were used to determine where on a cell’s surface an X and a Y chromosome should be located so that the most appropriate spot for conception could be found. The centromeres are also highly related to the size and shape of the sperm. By studying the centromere shape, researchers were able to determine whether the sperm would be best suited for the particular egg.

The study was concluded by the researchers concluding that Y chromosome centromere analysis is the most useful method for determining whether a certain sperm will fit into an egg. The method was also able to determine whether there are any other mechanisms at work that could help to influence the likelihood of anaphase cells bearing siblings. In conclusion, the Y chromosome and sperm chromatin do play important roles in determining the probability of having children who will develop certain traits common to both parent’s offspring. This new information will help in the future to determine how to increase the odds of getting children who have desirable traits from both parents.

The Concept of Fatherhood


The Concept of Fatherhood

A father is usually the primary caregiver of his children. Besides the familial bonds of the father to his young children, the father also has a personal, legal, spiritual, and parental relationship with his child, which carries over with him certain obligations and rights. A father’s legal relationship is established through his upbringing of his children. He is legally responsible for their welfare and upbringing until they are of legal age. A father can be a stepfather, a foster parent, or a guardian. In the case of unmarried parents, the father plays a more active role in his child’s life.

For those who have been biologically fathering children for many years without any change in sex, the biological father still has a relationship to his kids even if he isn’t their biological father. He is still their father and they consider him as such. This father still assumes the legal responsibilities of being their father. The only difference is that he would be considered a biological father rather than a mother. Some dads may not even know that they have been dads, just that they are adopting or not married. If this is the case, then they need to declare their paternity to ensure they are still fathering kids.

Fatherhood is a process that fathers go through individually and as a collective. A father plays a role in his child’s life starting from before they are born until they turn eighteen. Most of the time, a fatherhood figure will be an older man. It may be a grandfather, a father, or even a son. Fathers also have less societal interaction than mothers have. Most times, a father is not seen by other men aside from maybe his partner.

Fatherhood leaves a lot of emotional impact on a man’s psyche. Because of the responsibilities and the level of respect attributed to a father, many feel guilty for wanting to be a father. However, being a biological father is just another part of growing up. Many people view it as a privilege to be a paternal figure.

A father who wants to be acknowledged as a biological offspring may need to seek out documentation about his paternity. He could do this through a simple blood test or via a paternity statement. A paternity statement is a legal declaration that describes the relationship between the father and his biological offspring. Blood tests and/or genetic testing can be done to determine the biological relationship of the father and his offspring.

In many societies, including the United States, a father has assumed the role traditionally reserved for a mother. In many ways, being a biological father makes one a person of greater financial, social, and legal stature. It may be wise to acknowledge paternity to avoid problems in the future. The legal documentation and relationship status with his offspring can help a father realize the responsibilities that he has in his family.

Coping With the Loss of a Mother

A mother is really a protective, devoted friend and disciplinarian. However, a mother is also a loving, selfless human who has to sacrifice many of her own desires for the children’s needs and desires. A mother works very hard to ensure that their child is well equipped with all the basic skills, knowledge and abilities to become a well-rounded adult.


A mother will do almost anything to help her child. This includes but is not limited to, breast feeding, changing a diaper, teaching a toddler, and helping with homework and meal times. A mother will spend countless hours in the kitchen with her toddler preparing foods, taking a walk with her infant, playing with her little one, and helping around the house. All these things are done with love, care and devotion. If a mother feels like she is helping her child the most, then she will feel selfless.

Many mothers have different qualities, expressions and characteristics. Some mothers may act more motherly than compassionate. They may be overly concerned and overbearing with their children, whereas other mothers can sometimes seem too available and seem to enjoy taking on the role of “good mother.” The best thing you can do to improve your relationship with your mother, is to learn how to be a better mom.

A mother can sometimes feel like one-dimensional or even stereotyped. Sometimes a mother can feel like she has to put up with a lot of smothering, nagging and complaining from her child. When a child has a bad experience with her mother, he or she will tend to have a similar experience when it comes to his or her friends, classmates and other people. A child who has had a bad experience with his or her mother will be more likely to have a similar experience when he or she is growing up. It’s important for children to see their mother as a supportive, empathetic person who looks out for them.

There are lots of ways in which a mother can show her appreciation to her child. The first way that a mother can show her appreciation is to buy the child her favorite toy or goodie bag. Children grow up with their parents and once they start to feel like their mom and dad aren’t paying attention to them, they start to do things for themselves so they can feel like they have a better place than their mommy and daddy. So if you want your kids to have a better place than their mom and dad, make sure that you show your children that you love them. Don’t forget to buy your kids plenty of toys because a child who is spoiled rotten won’t be very appreciative.

It’s been said that mothers feel like they are losing a sense of self when their children leave the nest. It’s difficult for mothers to accept the fact that their baby is going to be away from them in the form of her infant, but it’s a necessary part of motherhood. When a mother misses her child it can be devastating for her and this can lead to some serious maternal bond problems. Make sure that you work with your children when they are trying to adjust to this new situation.

How To Identify Different Bloodlines

A brother is just a boy or man who shares one or both parents with another. The female equivalent is a sister too. Though the word in itself generally refers to familial relationships, it can be used affectionately to refer to other non-familial relationships. In general, a full brother is at the top level of a hierarchical family structure.


There is some debate as to whether a brother is the same as a cousin or a half brother. Most people would probably prefer the second term brother as it has more to do with biological relationships and not sexual ones. Though the two terms may sound similar, they are not the same. A brother does not carry the same rights and responsibilities as a sibling, just like a cousin does.

In many societies, younger brothers are looked down upon by their brothers in return for the privilege of being their younger brother. This is because older brothers have traditionally been responsible for teaching the younger brother about the family and the norms followed by it. Though not all cultures have this tradition, it still happens a lot. But, as most children do not want to be left alone in the presence of their brothers, this can lead to a lot of resentment. Sometimes, the lack of respect for a younger brother can result in the younger brother being less self-assured and more susceptible to accepting or rejecting any proposition given to him.

Another difference between a brother and a half-brother is that the latter is usually adopted by his parents or other close relatives of the deceased person. This is because in many cultures, a person who does not have a biological brother but has another brother existing cannot be considered a brother by the majority of people. To this day, in the majority of the Muslim, Hindu and Christian religions, a half-brother cannot be adopted by anyone especially if that person does not know the birth history of that individual. Though this rule may differ from culture to culture, the implication is that a full brother cannot be adopted by someone just because he is related to the deceased.

Winans are believed to be the descendants of Abraham. According to the Islamic faith, Abraham was born to Sarah, the wife of Abraham. She had nine boys who became the forefathers of Abraham. The oldest of these, Isaac was married to Sarah and the father of Isaac was her son Isaac. The Jewish religion believes that the child of Abraham can only be born into the house of the family if the mother is her brother. It is believed that Abraham was blessed by God because his mother Sarah was Abraham’s mother in the eyes of the Jewish religion.

The Baswedanites were an ethnic group who lived in Egypt around 1200 B.C. The name Baswedan comes from two words: bas and wud, which translate into English as “people of the great river”. It is believed that the Baswedanites were nomadic people who settled in the area surrounding the Red Sea, in what is now modern Israel. The name Baswedan is believed to come from two words, bas which means “the people” and wud meaning “bitter water”.

A Reality Show Princess May Have Younger Siblings But Love Her Big Brother

A sister is usually a female person or woman who shares either one or both parents with another person. The male version is a half sister. Although the word technically refers to a familial relation, sometimes it can be used quite ironically to refer to non-familial relationships. A full sister, in some traditions, is also a first level relative.


Most societies require that at least one female sibling exists in a family. This is because a female is seen as the only child of a man. In many cultures, especially those in the Middle East and Africa, it is necessary for a boy to have at least one female relative to support him. Sometimes brothers are married to several females so that they have more female offspring. Many families in these areas also have the brother and sister marriage recognized as a legal union.

Most people have an idea what a strain and a systhir are. A systhir, according to most popular scholarship sources, is considered a female sibling. These are listed in a taxonomy known as the World Wide Webspace International Family Steering Group. The word “sibain” comes from the English word for sword and can mean either sister or half-sister. Scholars also note that the word “sibain” sometimes has a double meaning, which can mean either wife or concubine.

Scholars also note that the word for “sister” in Latin is sudurus. It is not clear whether this is related to the word “sister”, “dowry”, “wife”, or any other word. Based on the etymology of the language, “sister” may be derived from the root word sudura. According to the same etymology, sugar, from sudure, means wooden ring. In Italian, the word for sister is soprano, while the word for wife is soprano.

Some believe that older sisters are usually given preference in marriage over younger siblings because they offer emotional support. There have been a few cases where older sisters have been given dowries, but this was always for younger siblings. dowries are usually exchanged for property rather than for love. Sometimes older sisters are actually given as gifts to young girls who are being married off. It is also believed that the dowries exchange places them within a social and legal framework closer to their own age, which may make them more acceptable in a relationship than younger siblings.

Whatever the case, the practice of arranged marriage in Eastern Europe and other parts of the world is not new. It is, however, increasing in popularity with the rise of reality TV stars in countries such as Romania and Bulgaria. The practice of choosing a younger sister over a more experienced older sister highlights the differences between our culture and those of the Eastern European nations.