Married bees! Do you still celebrate your dating anniversary?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you still celebrate your dating anniversary?
    No : (64 votes)
    35 %
    Sometimes : (8 votes)
    4 %
    Yes, but not like our wedding anniversary : (44 votes)
    24 %
    Yes, fully : (17 votes)
    9 %
    Yes, we got married on our dating anniversary : (18 votes)
    10 %
    We never celebrated our dating anniversary : (18 votes)
    10 %
    Other : (5 votes)
    3 %
    Polls, polls, glorious polls! : (8 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
    15019 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    No, but we didn’t even when we were dating. Neither of us even know it, we know the season and that’s about it. 

    Post # 4
    1463 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t remember the exact date, just the month and year, lol.

    Post # 5
    975 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

    We always forget. The actual day we started dating isn’t a well defined day, so we just picked one, so it has never really stuck. 

    Post # 6
    943 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    Just in a “yay we’ve been together for x years!” Way, nothing major.

    Post # 7
    4468 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @ladyamalthea:  Our dating anni is Valentine’s Day, so we’ll still do a small V Day celebration only.

    Post # 8
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    A little bit! It’s important to us because we dated for 8 years before getting married, so in the big picture that still seems like an important thing for us. Next year will be our tenth dating anniversary, we said after that we might stop celebrating haha. 

    Post # 9
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we never even celebrated our dating anniversary before we were married.  not quite sure what day it is.  some time in july.

    Post # 10
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @ladyamalthea:  We acknowledge it but I wouldn’t call it a celebration. We acknowledge all kinds of anniversaries. I’d be fine with not doing that any more. My husband has a problem. 

    Post # 11
    6457 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @Kimberley25:  same! 

    We never really celebrated anyways outside of saying hey- we’ve been together for x years (ish) now. 

    Post # 12
    1926 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    My dating anniversary is Valentines Day… so yes? But I am not sure if it counts? We still count it because we use it for our “how long we have been together” date!

    Post # 13
    577 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    Yes! We don’t celebrate our wedding anniversary, we only celebrate the dating one. Because our first date was a much more significant day in our relationship. Our wedding was a low-key day that wasn’t particularly happy (we just both hate getting dressed up and being the center of attention). Don’t get me wrong, we love being married, but getting married didn’t change anything in our relationship. Our commitment to each other was built up over the entire course of our relationship, and we like to celebrate the day that all began, on our first date.

    Interestingly, before we got married, we never celebrated our dating anniversary and only planned to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We just felt differently about it after the wedding.

    Post # 14
    30284 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    We just recently celebrated our dating anniversary for the first time since we were married, our 10th dating anniversary.  But we didn’t go out or get gifts. We just exchanged cards. 🙂

    Post # 15
    1332 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Not married yet, but we also don’t celebrate our dating anniversary. Like many said, it’s not a clearly defined date when we got together so we typically just acknowledge the date we met each other and move on.

    Post # 16
    681 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013

    We’re at least celebrating it this year- its our 10th!  But I don’t know if we’ll make a big deal of them in later years.  I’d kind of like to at least acknowledge it, because we dated for 8 years before getting engaged, so it was a significant amount of time and I don’t want to just say it didn’t count b/c we weren’t married yet.

    Also, I tried to pick a wedding anmiversary date close to Valentine’s Day, so we can do a 2-for-1 on the years we feel like it.  So it’d be nice to have at least one day that’s just for us.

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