Post # 1
My hubby and I have been married since October. Tomorrow is our 3 year “dating anniversary”.
This has be thinking “How long until people stop celebrating the dating anniversary once they are married?”
Do some people always celebrate both? Do others stop as soon as they are married?
What did you do? What do you plan to do? What do you think it normal?
Post # 3
I think I’ll want to celebrate it in someway forever. Even if its just a nice dinner. Or making sure we spend it as a date night. It helps that its the 4th of July so there is always something to do.
Post # 4
Hm thats a good question. Most married folks I know never refer to a dating anniversary, but I’m sure I’ll still be somewhat attached to that date as a newlywed. We dated for 5 years before getting engaged, so its been a special day for us for a while, AND he proposed on our dating anniversary, so its our “engage-aversary” as well!
I bet we’ll recognize it for a few years, but won’t go all out and do big gifts or anything. All in all, I think the wedding anniversary is most important.
Post # 5
I think we will probably celebrate our dating anniversary for a few more years, mostly because it is our engage-iversary as well. It is actually coming up on the 26th. Six years together!
Post # 6
Eh, we’re not attached to our dating anniversary. We broke up once on our original “dating anniversary” and then made up a new one when we got back together. It’s never felt right to me. I’ll be excited to be rid of it and able to celebrate our wedding anniversary (strangely enough, they’re around the same times — original, made up one, and wedding)
Post # 7
we dont have an official dating anniversary (since we have differing times when we say we started dating! LOL) but we have a “day we met anniversary” and that coincides with st. patricks day and our wedding anniversary will be 3 days after our engagement anniversary…. so we are gonna probably combine the wedding/engagement aniversary for labor day weekend festivities, then the “we met” anniversary with our favorite holiday (YES ITS A HOLIDAY) St. Patricks Day…
Post # 8
I think that in a few years we will not celebrate anymore. I am sure that I will alway stop on March 20th and think to myself “we have been together X number of years”.
We were just married…so March 20th is the anniversary that we have always had. I just couldnt bear to ignore it JUST because we were married. It still signifies that we have been together 3 years
So our solution is to celebrate…but not all the way. No cards or gifts…but we are going out to dinner.
I know my poor hubby was worried that with money being so tight…that I was adding ANOTHER hoiday to buy a gift for. hahahahaha!!! I told him “relax….you don’t need to buy anything” hahahahaha
Post # 9
i think we’ll stop our dating anniversary now that we’re married. it’s too much to remember. our wedding anniversary covers the day we met (a month before we started dating), and the day we got engaged. i think that’s enough celebration.
i don’t think anything’s “normal.” people just do whatever is right for them.
Post # 10
i think we both decided that this past dating anniversary will be the last we celebrate! LOL.
we’ll be married by the time our next dating anniversary, and obvi the wedding anniv is a bigger deal.
i’m sure we’ll do something small, the way we celebrate valentine’s day or sweetest day… but i def dont want to do gifts or fancy dinner or etc.
just something small and sentimental, even if it’s just a txt “it’s our ## dating anniversary today!” ;*)
Post # 11
We don’t really celebrate our dating anniversary per se but we try to spend an evening with each other on that day. The hubs had asked whether we were going to celebrate the “other” anniversaries and I said no but he better remember our wedding anniv. 🙂
Post # 12
We celebrated our dating anniversary this year as it was a big one–5 years together! I wonder if more people will start celebrating both days as it seems people are dating longer before getting married (purely anecdotal evidence, but at least it’s this way with my group of friends).
Post # 13
Our date-iversary is in April and our anniversary is in December, so I imagine we’ll continue to acknowledge both. We are a little overly sentimental though. We began dating on April 13, 2007 and every month on the 13th one of us mentions how long we’ve been together. It’s silly, but just one of our little things.
In my opinion, feel free to celebrate as long as you want. It’s the little things we remember that keep the relationship fun.
Post # 14
i think we’ll always celebrate our “dating” anniversary (also its our engagement anniversary too) even after we get married. A nice dinner and cards..nothing too extravagant. If we never dated, we wouldn’t have gotten married and thats kinda fun! another reason to go out and celebrate too!!
Post # 15
We still wake up on our dating anniversary and say “happy anniversary” to one another, but that’s it. I think it’s sweet to keep it in mind, but our wedding anniversary is what we really celebrate. We just make sure we spend the day together if we can or celebrate that weekend if we can’t actually spend the day together b/c of work or school. I think it’s important to acknowledge the day you got married. My best friend doesn’t, and I think it’s sad that they don’t take a day out of a year to just celebrate their marriage.
Post # 16
We don’t really celebrate now so I can’t imagine we’ll start once we’re married 🙂 We’ll just celebrate our wedding anniversary!