Hi there. So, I consider myself to be a non-binary person, usually appearing to others like a "regular guy". I'm in some ways like a typical geeky and nerdy slightly overweight IT-person, wearing lots of black and nerd-shirts and whatnot, except when I'm on my way to a goth festival in which case things get a little bit more fancy. Every now and then I explore various ways of expressing myself and my perceived gender, which is a bit of a challenge because on the one hand I don't like receiving more attention than necessary, while on the other hand I'm at times too stubborn to bow down to societal norms and consider it too important to challenge them to help the society progress. Now, my partner loves it when I overcome that part of my character that doesn't like attention and instead do that exploration and challenging thing. So I thought that next time I visit her, I could get my nails painted professionally after leaving the office before jumping into the next high-speed train that takes me to her city. I'm sure she'd love that. And she loves me and does a lot of good things for me, so I'm always looking for ways to make her happier too. And I? Usually I don't wear make-up when I'm running around in the wild, so that could be a useful experience for me. I'd learn more about myself, maybe I'd love it and it becomes a regular thing, maybe I'd hate it and never do it again. Who knows? I live in a quite liberal / progressive city in Germany, and after some research I found a nail salon that has an "lgbt+ friendly" tag in its Google Maps description, got good reviews, and mentions also offering more privacy if you have an appointment compared to most other nail salons. I'm not sure what color would work for me in regards to nail polish, so I'd just ask the employee for advice and hope that they'd have any. Some positive thoughts of mine: - Making new experiences is important. - It would make my partner happy and maybe me too. - The more people challenge such societal norms, the better for the society in general and everybody who is a part of it. Some negative thoughts: - While the city I live in has a million inhabitants or so, I could meet friends and coworkers (closer friends would enjoy seeing me with painted nails, while coworkers... the company I work for pretends to be super open minded, but of course everybody working there has different opinions on what that means). - I could receive negative reactions in the train or on the way there (very unlikely). - The shop could just have added that "lgbt+ friendly" tag to their shop description as virtue signalling, while actually preferring to avoid such situations, and having no experience and no advice or might even be unfriendly. I'm clearly overthinking this, but I tend to do that when I'm facing new situations. Thanks for any shared experiences, advice or thoughts.