Since there is no “official date” that a dating relationship begins some couples celebrate their anniversary on the based on the day they first met and others on the date of their first date.
The first month anniversary gift should be romantic, thoughtful and not over the top.
However if you have a good thing going, it is important to let your partner in the relationship know that you appreciate them.
Anniversaries, dating or otherwise were invented for this reason.
Wedding anniversaries are easy – that’s one specific moment. And then my most recent boyfriend was the first night we kissed/hooked up which happen to be the night before 420.
We didn’t really even start dating until much after that.
And even more honestly, I can’t remember that exact anniversary date anymore and I have to look it up if I care. The date doesn’t really mean anything to me anymore. @dynamicduo: That’s another reason we chose our date (though he probably doesn’t realize it). We celebrate 1 on the actual date that we met 8 years ago actually in high school where we dated for a year before he went off to school and I moved away.
We stayed in touch but never got back together until 2 years ago when I moved back.
(And it’s funny because since dating him I have decided that I definitely with him. The typical one was when we “officially” started dating. Don’t get me wrong – dating is fun and can lead to serious relationships but perhaps the ‘serious’ relationships should be the ones celebrating anniversaries?I knew that my other boyfriends were only short term, so it didn’t seem important to remember when we got together. We consider our first date to be our anniversary, and we only celebrate yearly.We are also planning our wedding date to be the same so that he only has to remember one date :) Our “dating anniversary” covers three of those: the first date, the first kiss, and the first time we thought of ourselves as a couple. :) (The sex came a few days later.) What can I say – we liked each other a lot!And, though we don’t consider it nearly as important, we make jokey comments on May 12 (happy sex anniversary!), since it is also the half-year mark of officially dating. ;) All through school I dated girls that wanted to celebrate every anniversary possible, but then I met a girl who had no interest in anniversaries. I’m not saying that we got married because of her her disdain of silly ceremonies, but it probably didn’t hurt.Now we celebrate our wedding anniversary and love it when it comes around, because it’s important to us.i remember the first conversation i had with a beautiful woman who later turned out to be my wife.We were friends for several years before we ever got involved romantically.The first time we had sex occurred (strangely enough!We count it as the day he “asked me out”, basically when he asked me if I would be his girlfriend. This is a great question because it definitely can be a weird thing to determine!For us, we celebrate the anniversary of when we became an official couple, which we both consider to be the day we said iloveyou.