Mrs. DeNigris
VIP October 2017

KWR? First dating anniversary as a married couple

Mrs. DeNigris, on October 19, 2017 at 10:10 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 39
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It just hit me tonight that H and I's 8 year dating anniversary is two weeks from today!

We've decided that now that we're married, the only anniversary we'll celebrate is our wedding day (duh). But I'd be lying if I said it's not gonna be weird to just pass over the day like it's nothing when it was so special to us for the past 7 years.

What about you guys?! Think you'll still celebrate/do something special on your dating anniversary, or is it strictly your wedding anniversary now?

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Latest activity by Mary, on October 20, 2017 at 7:08 PM
  • QueSeraSera
    VIP December 2017
    QueSeraSera ·
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    I think we'll still celebrate our dating anniversary since, like you, it's been a special day for so long! (10 years for us!)

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  • fallinthegarden
    Master October 2017
    fallinthegarden ·
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    Our dating anniversary is February 9th, so we're going to celebrate "Valentine's Day" then.

    We've actually always done something out on that day, then stayed in on actual Valentine's Day and ordered pizza and marathoner movies.

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  • An Actual Human
    Devoted November 2018
    An Actual Human ·
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    Our dating anniversary is half-Christmas (June 25) so I have a feeling we're going to celebrate it just for the fun of it because we have nothing else going on that time of year anyway.

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  • Orchids
    Master March 2018
    Orchids ·
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    I suspect I'll always acknowledge it, though even now FH thinks that celebrating dating anniversaries is weird lol. Smiley smile

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  • Sara
    Expert October 2018
    Sara ·
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    We share our dating anniversary with our oldest child's birthday. I'll gladly let her have the day to herself.

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  • september2018
    Devoted September 2018
    september2018 ·
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    We started dating September 7th and our wedding is September 8th so we get to celebrate them together!

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  • Rachel
    Super May 2018
    Rachel ·
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    FH and I have no idea what our dating anniversary is! haha! We just pick a date around the time that we remember first getting together and go and eat food somewhere. I think we will probably spend a little more effort on our wedding anniversary Smiley smile

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  • Shortandsweet
    Dedicated January 2018
    Shortandsweet ·
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    My FH remembered our dating anniversary (last month) with a heartfelt card and tickets to a show. I had to work late that night, and didn't think we were doing anything special. So, please use me as your cautionary tale

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  • Anne
    VIP October 2017
    Anne ·
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    We're getting married on our dating anniversary, so we'll always celebrate it!

    My dad still remembers the day of my parents' first date 35+ years ago and gets my mom a card every year. It's the cutest.

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  • Constance
    VIP October 2017
    Constance ·
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    It'll be 6 years for us on November 11. We just had a wedding, so we probably won't do anything or celebrate it. Other than hey, it's been 6 years, maybe let's order pizza.

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  • Kelly M.
    Super October 2016
    Kelly M. ·
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    We have never celebrated our dating anniversary. Between our birthdays, Christmas, and Valentine's Day, there are only so many days we really want to mark with gifts and rituals, TBH.

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  • Sarah
    Expert November 2018
    Sarah ·
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    FH and I still celebrate our friend anniversary after 4 years of dating (6 years of knowing each other) we usually just mention it and say something like "glad I met you!" It'll probably be similar for our dating anniversary once we are married. Maybe go out to dinner or something. Definitely no presents though

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  • Mrsbdg
    Champion August 2017
    Mrsbdg ·
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    Our dating anniversary is totally made up because we just eased into a relationship. We assigned it to the fourth of July our first year of dating because it was our first "good" date ;-)

    We decided during our wedding planning that we are still going to go out for french fries and drinks (one of our favorite college dates) for our dating anniversary each year even though we are married.

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  • Tricia
    VIP October 2017
    Tricia ·
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    I can see acknowledging the day, but not "celebrating" cards, gifts, etc.

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  • AQuixoticBride
    VIP July 2018
    AQuixoticBride ·
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    We have only celebrated our dating anniversary on a spotty basis, mostly because I am not overly sentimental and it's during a busy time in my semester. We did this year (10 years!), but I am looking forward to having an anniversary in the summer to celebrate and we will likely give up the dating anniversary.

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  • KarenO
    Master June 2018
    KarenO ·
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    Ours is right around Valentines Day, so I imagine we'll still go out around then. We never celebrate on the actual day anyway - usually on the Monday closest to it. Unless it actually falls on a Monday; then we get to celebrate on time.

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  • TarHeel729
    Expert July 2017
    TarHeel729 ·
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    Our dating anniversary was three weeks after our wedding. We decided before our wedding that we would only celebrate our marriage anniversary. But it still felt weird to just let the day pass by. H took the date out of his calendar, so he actually didn't notice it. I just mentioned it on the day of, but that was it. Next year will probably be easier.

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  • Munchkin9218
    Master September 2018
    Munchkin9218 ·
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    I assume we will acknowledge it but I can't see us going out for a fancy dinner or buying gifts or anything anymore after we are married.

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  • Future Mrs M
    Super June 2018
    Future Mrs M ·
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    Our dating anniversary is 6/20 and the wedding is 6/16. So I do not think we will "not acknowledge" it.. but we won't go out of our way to celebrate it.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
    Jennifer ·
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    We do the same thing every year that we did on that first date. It will continue when we are married because it means so much to us & it's nothing fancy.

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