(Closed) Married bees…do you still celebrate your "dating" anniversary?

posted 8 years ago in Married Life
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  • Post # 47
    5521 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @MissCountryGirl727:  Not married yet but I voted anyway: we’ll still celebrate ours as we’ll have been together nearly 9 years when we get married, and so for us, 10 years of dating is going to mean much more than a year of marriage. 

    Post # 48
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    We don’t usually celebrate our “dating anniversary”, but to make it all easier we got married October 27th, and our dating anniversary is October 26th! 

    Post # 50
    223 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @MrsPanda99:  Ah same here! 3 dates is kind of a lot…  but I can’t bear to cut any πŸ˜‰

    Post # 51
    1906 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We don’t anymore now were married but we will celebrate our 10 yr anniversary which is in 2 yrs time cos that’s a pretty impressive milestone, other than that probably not , until our 20yr πŸ˜‰ hahahaha!

    Post # 52
    101 posts
    Blushing bee

    By the time we get married, SO and I will have been together for 7.5 years, so our dating anniversary is just as (if not more) important to us than our wedding anniversary will be. We’re going to celebrate both!

    Post # 53
    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Not married yet, but we DO celebrate it.  October 9th is the day we met, and we both consider it our unofficial anniversary.  Been together 6 1/2 years, so the wedding is just a ‘thing’ at this point.  LOL

    Post # 54
    7 posts

    I’m not married yet but we currently celebrate our dating anniversary.. We are also planning to get married on our dating anniversary so that we don’t have to remember two dates.. that and we just like our anniversary date πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 55
    1534 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Sort of. Our dating anniversary is in April and wedding anniversary in July. This past April, I got him a card.  He didn’t get me anything. But for our first wedding anniversary, I took him to a hotel on the beach and we got massages. He took me to an amazing dinner and gave me a gorgeous silver bracelet. 

    We probably won’t do much of anything on our dating anniversary any more and just focus on our wedding anniversary. I’m all for small gifts on off years and something bigger on 5, 10, 15, ,20 years.  

    Post # 56
    19 posts
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I voted yes, but our dating anniversary happens to be the 4th of July so it’s really easy to remember and find something to do (hello, fireworks! lol). No gifts or anything but I think it’s imporant to commemorate how long we’ve actually been together, since we dated three years before we got married.

    @MrsPanda99:  We have the legal date/ceremony date issue too! Although ours are only 1 day apart, so I think we’ll just celebrate the legal date (or the whole weekend when it falls on one, haha)

    Post # 57
    7813 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    @furnituregirl:  I think we will always acknowledge each day, but only truly celebrate our ceremony date. Fiance is a romantic bum though so he will probably do something for each πŸ˜›

    Post # 58
    909 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I am another that falls into the “I don’t even know when it is” camp. I guess I always thought of anniversaries as something married people celebrate and not people who are dating. It was a while before I realized I was in the minority on that one.

    With a marriage, it’s pretty clear what date you celebrate: the day you got married. With dating, when is it? Your first date? What constitutes a date, especially if you were friends first? Or is it your first kiss, when you have the “exclusive” talk, when one person asks the other out…? I guess it’s all kind of vague to me, which is why I never thought of a dating anniversary as a “thing,” at least not for me.

    Not that I have an issue with anyone else celebrating dating anniversaries; I just have never had a desire to celebrate those dates in my own relationships. Unless we’re talking about people who say they’re celebrating their “two month anniversary!!”…because that’s just ridiculous.

    Post # 59
    493 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Maybe it’s cheesey, but we do! All we do is go back to the same restaurant he first asked me to steady with him. It’s cute! and an excuse to go out for a date night! πŸ˜‰

    Post # 60
    266 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    We celebrate by recreating our first date… We go to Olive Garden and rent “Machete,” haha. So romantic. πŸ™‚

    Post # 61
    1883 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I answered no like a dummy. Technically, we will because our wedding is around our first date, and we have been celebrating on this date for years. It will be easier to remember, haha! Anyway, we have not been celebrating our engagement anniversary because we are used to celebrating the anniversary of our first date. The wedding date trumps others, so I think it was fitting to make it the same; we will be able to calculate the years of being together total as well as marriage more specifically. The date we chose to celebrate our first anniversary was an estimate because we knew what month, and that it was later in the month, but that was it. Due to my sucky job I have to celebrate it when I am off anyway. I think we will do something small and sweet on the actual day from here on though…

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