Post # 1
Yesterday was FH and I’s 5 year anniversary. In years past, we’ll go out to a nice dinner (or he’ll cook), and exchange cards. It’s really nothing too extravagant.
Well last friday we went to dinner at Flemings Steakhouse for what I thought was a celebration of his birthday, which was earlier in the week. At dinner, he made the decision that we were celebrating our anniversary instead. Oh well…no big deal.
I get home yesterday and was excited about relaxing with him. I’ll be honest, I was kind of expecting him to get me flowers because he has every year we’ve celebrated this. He gets home, no flowers. No card…nothing. When I gave him my card, he said he ‘thought we already celebrated this..” .
I know we have a “new anniversary”…but I dont think expecting a card to mark 5 years together is asking too much.
Did you and your FH celebrate your last dating anniversary?
Post # 3
We don’t actually technically have a dating anniversary, so FI let me me pick one a couple years ago. We usually just decide that we’re going to do something special together (but its not really any different than any other date night, but gives us a good reason to splurge a little and go to Sakura nom nom nom). I totally get you, I love cards where as FI…not so much. I’ve gotten him quite a few for different occasions and I’ve gotten none. He’s not good at writing, and he honestly just doesn’t think about it.
Try not to let it bother you, guys just are not wired the way we are…
Post # 4
My FH actually proposed on the five year anniversary of our first date, so I guess we might be celebrating it from now on. I am actually planning on surprising him with his wedding band on that day next year. 🙂
Post # 5
He made me a little card and gave me 5 roses to celebrate our 5 year ann. last winter. And that was so much more sweet to me than the 3 dozen he gave me on our 3rd! (I mean don’t get me wrong, they were gorgeous – but the 5 individual ones in their little vase – something about that just got me!)
Post # 6
We just celebrated our five year dating anniversary on Sept. 5 and honestly, we didn’t even exchange cards this year. We’re getting married in Nov., so I feel like we’ll have a big celebration soon enough for an even bigger date. And normally, I’m pretty adamant about at least celebrating with dinner and cards!
Post # 7
Our anniversary is actually valentines day. For our 1 and 2 year anniversaries we decided to do cards/gifts for our anniversary and ignore v-day. I expect that after we’re married we’ll just go back to celebrating v-day. 🙂
Post # 8
We never celebrated our dating anniversary much. It’s too bad he just sprung it on you while you were at dinner that this was your anniversary celebration, otherwise I’m sure you would have been more ready. Guys can be weird and maybe he’s just figuring that from now on since you’re engaged, you’ll just celebrate your wedding anniversary.
Post # 9
my fi was smart. we met, he proposed, and we’re getting married all on the same date. we didn’t mean for it to be that way, but lucky for him he only has to remember one day.
Post # 10
We usually do something (like dinner) but not really presents, flowers, etc.
Post # 11
I had same thing happen to me too, Miss Casanova! Fi & I’s 4 year “dating” anniversary was in Jan, & we got engaged just 3 months earlier in November. Since year 1, we have always done something, cards & dinner at least. Whelp this year, nadda. FI & I are paying for most the wedding ourselves, so he assumed that I wouldn’t want to do anything and in his mind, this anniversary is a moot point in light of our new anniversary date. He just had no clue that I was still expecting at least a little something 🙂
Post # 12
We’re date twins! My husband and I just celebrated our five year dating anniversary last night too! Congrats to you and your Fi!
To answer your question, in years past, we normally go out to a nice dinner on our anniversary, or go see a show. Last night (first dating anniversary as a married couple) we decided to do a low-keyed version of our usual celebration. Instead of going out to dinner, we got a bunch of fancy cheeses and dessert from the store for dinner. Instead of going out to a show, we watched a Netflix movie and then the season premiere of How I Met Your Mother. We didn’t exchange cards or anything, but we told each other “Happy Anniversary.”
I think it’s nice to continue celebrating your dating anniversary, even if it’s just a little acknowledgement. Let your Fi know that what you wanted was the sentiment of the celebration; it doesn’t have to be big and fancy, but you just want a little acknowledgement that you’ve made it X number of years and you’re both still happy. Maybe he just misunderstood and thought what you wanted was the fancy dinner, getting dressed up, etc… when really you would’ve settled for a nice card. 🙂
Post # 13
We never celebrated our (dating) anniversaries … =) haha. We are always doing fancy dinners and have events … and to be honest with you … I don’t even think I know our dating anniversary. It’s not like we decided on a certain day that we were “exclusive” …
We did get engaged on the day after Valentines day … so that day will always be special to me. Our wedding anniversary is on October 24th and we keep saying we’ll go back every year (even with our children one day) and celebrate!
Post # 14
Yes, we most certainly <span style=”text-decoration: underline;”>did celebrate our last dating anniversary since that was the day he proposed. Incidentally, we will be getting married on our three year dating anniversary. We get to keep the tradition alive.
Post # 15
We’ve already discussed it and we will acknowledge, but not do much of a celebration for this year’s dating anniversary. Next year though we will not only be celebrating our 1st wedding anniversary but 3 months later we’ll be celebrating 10 years of being together. I already told him that we’d definitely be celebrating that one. 🙂
Post # 16
We celebrated our 1st anniversary & then we broke up 3 months later lol. We are both unclear as to when we got back together (about 6 months later- I think?) so we kind of stopped celebrating. We can’t celebrate our original b/c we broke up. lol we just celebrate each other as often as we can throughout the year…
Thank goodness we have a wedding anniversary to look forward to. That date won’t be nearly as complicated to figure out… lol