Married and still celebrating Dating anniversary?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you still celebrate your dating anniversary now that you're married?
    Yes! : (87 votes)
    54 %
    No! : (75 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    822 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    We were together 10 years before getting married so our dating anniversary is pretty significant for us.  We have friends that share that date too so we always do dinner or something with them.  We just got married so we’ll see how it goes over the years but we don’t plan on dropping it!

    Post # 4
    4076 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We don’t do much for our dating annivrsary (actually can’t really pinpoint when we started dating, it was a neighbors –> friend –> dating kinda deal. I do know the date of the day we met, so sometimes we celebrate that day.

    To me the wdding anniversary is just something extra that happend, at some arbitrary date, and not something I’d put much effort into. But that’s maybe because we’ve known each other for so long.

    Post # 5
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    We got engaged after less than a year of dating…so we’ve never celebrated an anniversary!

    Post # 6
    3633 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Ours is on Valentine’s Day so yes, we continue to celebrate every year. Haha.

    Post # 7
    279 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We got married about 3 months after our 9th dating aniversary. So, this year will mark 10 years as a couple. DH doesn’t quite see the point in it but I’ve insisted we do something special for this dating aniversary and then we can let it go by the wayside. To me 10 years together is much more important than 1 year married.

    Post # 8
    2227 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We started dating/met on NYE so yes we still celebrate our anniversary of that. 🙂  Most of our events fall on weekends so its easy to remember and celebrate, thougth nothing huge, every year.


    • Met on New Year’s Eve
    • Engaged on Black Friday
    • Married on Sunday before Memorial Day

    Post # 9
    4474 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2012

    We celebrate it, but not formally. 

    Post # 10
    169 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @starlight1222:  Well, we’re not married yet, but we’re hoping to book our dating anniversary! If we end up with a different wedding day, however, I would hope to celebrate both anniversaries.

    Post # 11
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    We celebrate both, but our wedding anniversary gets the bigger celebration. To celebrate our dating anniversary we go to the restaurant where we had our first date and sit at “our” table. The guy who is now the head server was our server on our first date, and he really takes care of us. Last year for our 1st wedding anniversary we took a long weekend trip. Not sure what we are doing this year.

    Post # 12
    3586 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    We still celebrate our dating anniversary because we were together a long time before we got married.  We only got married a year and a half ago, but have been together for 8 years.  It feels like losing a chunk of our time together to not celebrate the length of the entire relationship.  

    I’d feel differently if we had married sooner, like under 2 years.

    Post # 13
    1466 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @starlight1222:  I think we’ll celebrate both. FI loves any reason to go out to dinner haha! But seriously, both are very special days. I think in the past people got married so quickly that their wedding anniversary felt like the beginning but for many of us nowadays we are together a long time before we get married, so our beginning is long before our wedding!

    Post # 14
    1696 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I know we’re dropping all but one of our anniversaries (we don’t celebrate Valentine’s day, but the day we met was 2/13, so we’re going to keep that as an excuse to do something around that time) and celebrating only the wedding anniversary. I’m just curious how the counting will work. Technically we’d be celebrating 1 year, but we’ve been dating 8.5 years. Which one do you say?

    Post # 15
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yes, but they are the same day. 

    Post # 16
    1654 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    We don’t do anything special for our “dating anniversary”, but we always acknowledge it… It’s actually coming up, we’ll probably go get dinner somewhere, but that’s not out of the ordinary.

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