Do you celebrate dating anniversaries on the anniversary of your first date, or the anniversary of when you were officially together?

vegan.guy vegan.guy
My girlfriend and I had our first date on August 6th, so I assumed that we'd be celebrating a 6 month anniversary tomorrow. But she says that you celebrate dating anniversaries 6 months after you're officially in a relationship. What do you all think/do? This obviously also applies to gay couples, I just didn't want to put "Anniversary of becoming boyfriend/girlfriend, girlfriend/girlfriend, boyfriend/boyfriend" as one of the options since it's so long.
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Anniversary of the first date
vegan.guy , leatherlover , pinkcupcakes , Kissaki , potstickers , Angel deSanguine
6  (13%)
Anniversary of becoming boyfriend/girlfriend
Darling Jen , Jessica.m , Envy , TeaganChase , Alura Une , streetshark182 , Naughty Student , ellejay , Kinkypixie , toxie m , Mistress M. , C4ss , sbon , jankit , Lily Night , Airen Wolf , Mr.RightNow , dhig , ~LaUr3n~ , BurritoBabe , LavenderSkies , StephieBoo02 , Virgulino , ZenaidaMacroura , angel142stx , tickle me pink , daniel and frances , Amber Sweet
28  (60%)
Anniversaries are for after you get married!
That Guy , liilii080 , Purpleladybug , SexyTabby , Gunsmoke , P'Gell , Redboxbaby , Kindred , froggiemoma , sixfootsex , kelaaa33wish , ~Brittany~ , Elias McLovin
13  (28%)
Total votes: 47
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02/05/2011
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Darling Jen Darling Jen
I think it's whatever you decide to do as a couple, really. Whatever makes most people happy.
02/05/2011
leatherlover leatherlover
We used to celebrate when we had our first date (aka the night we were hanging out as friends and had to much to drink and I can't tell you the rest). After we got married, we then started to celebrate that date.
02/05/2011
TeaganChase TeaganChase
We celebrate the date we became officially bf/gf. Ours may be different than other peoples though since we've known each other since we were kids. Neither of us can remember back that long to alot of our firsts together. Just the majors of our first kiss, real date, sex, and so on. But we only count our anniversary once and that's when he officially asked to be exclusive.
02/05/2011
That Guy That Guy
Do what makes you happy, but come up with a different word for it. The word has annual built into it.
02/05/2011
liilii080 liilii080
We're not that big into emphasizing the dates of things. Once we're married, we'll do thing for those anniversaries, but until then we'll just enjoy each other everyday.
02/05/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by That Guy
Do what makes you happy, but come up with a different word for it. The word has annual built into it.
Haha. Yeah, I was thinking about that as I was posting this.
02/05/2011
Alura Une Alura Une
We celebrate the day we assumed we were a couple. I think if we were to get married, we would make a bigger deal of the relationship anniversary rather than the wedding anniversary.
02/05/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by Alura Une
We celebrate the day we assumed we were a couple. I think if we were to get married, we would make a bigger deal of the relationship anniversary rather than the wedding anniversary.
Oh yeah? Why do you think you'd make a bigger deal about the relationship anniversary than the wedding anniversary?
02/05/2011
GeekWife GeekWife
Me and the hubs celebrated "month-a-versaries" when we dated, but we're dorks lol. Now that we're married, obviously we celebrate our wedding anniversary, but also our engagement date and our "original" anniversary of when we became an official couple. So, if that answers your question, then you're welcome. If not, I'm sorry lol.
02/05/2011
Naughty Student Naughty Student
We also celebrate "month a servaries" also at the beginning, lol.

We sort of celebrate on our official going out day. We remeber the day we met, but we don't do anything special on that day excpet take the time to remember.
02/05/2011
Kinkypixie Kinkypixie
I like 1 month, 6 month, 1 year, 5 year..so on
02/05/2011
Mistress M. Mistress M.
We celebrate the day we officially started dating. We did "Month anniversaries" for about the first three months we were dating, but they fell flat after that. I guess the honeymoon session of dating was over!
02/06/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Quote:
Originally posted by GeekWife
Me and the hubs celebrated "month-a-versaries" when we dated, but we're dorks lol. Now that we're married, obviously we celebrate our wedding anniversary, but also our engagement date and our "original" anniversary of when ... More
haha, I like the "month-a-versaries"
02/06/2011
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I like the 'day we first met' types once a year, along with wedding anniversaries.

It's going to take me a while to feel comfortable about March 3rd again because of that.
02/06/2011
P'Gell P'Gell
Neither My Man or I are big on "Anniversaries."

I can't even remember the date we met, the date of our first date, the date we "became a couple." I don't even remember the date of when we got engaged. I remember the events (except when I met him, he was just kind of around.) but not the actual dates. I think we started dating sometimes in late Oct or early Nov of ........19.........

I actually forgot our wedding anniversary a few years ago. It was funny.

We're together and put importance on the important things, like working hard to get along. Dates on a calendar mean nothing to us.

Mileage....
02/06/2011
vegan.guy vegan.guy
Thats interesting. I really had no idea that some people celebrated it on the anniversaries of becoming a couple.
02/10/2011
sbon sbon
My boyfriend and I dated sporadically for a few years before we became a couple, so we celebrate the day we became "official."
02/10/2011
Victoria Victoria
I think people should celebrate what feels right for them. If you're sentimental and want to celebrate ALL the days, and your partner feels the same, go for it! Why worry about the label for such things?
02/10/2011
Redboxbaby Redboxbaby
My husband and I can't remember our anniversary half the time. I tease him about always forgetting it, but honestly I am just as bad. There have been times when we will notice the date, like a week late, and tease the other about how bad they are for forgetting.
02/10/2011
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by vegan.guy
My girlfriend and I had our first date on August 6th, so I assumed that we'd be celebrating a 6 month anniversary tomorrow. But she says that you celebrate dating anniversaries 6 months after you're officially in a relationship. What do you ... More
For us it's complicated but generally we celebrate the first time we officially met as an anniversary.
02/10/2011
Mr.RightNow Mr.RightNow
when we became officially bf/gf
02/10/2011
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
When we became official, but we also celebrate the day we met.
02/10/2011
indiglo indiglo
We actually decided to celebrate both. The day we met and the day of our vows. We discussed it at length and decided that way because the day we met is important to him, and the day of our vows is important to me.
04/17/2011
froggiemoma froggiemoma
dont really celebrate dating anniversarys
04/18/2011
AngelicaU AngelicaU
It's not that we both don't want to celebrate our anniversary from when we started dating, we just don't. We were practically dating for several months before it became official so our anniversary doesnt feel like its actually the right time. if we get married, I'm sure it'll be different.
04/25/2011
mandiegk mandiegk
We don't really celebrate it, but we do acknowledge the day we met.
04/26/2011
~Brittany~ ~Brittany~
I think its for after your married
05/18/2011
tickle me pink tickle me pink
Our anniversary for becoming boyfriend and girlfriend is actually our wedding anniversary as well, so yes we still celebrate it. We would also celebrate it back when we were dating. As far as calendar dates go we also still remember the date we first met, but it's more just to say "wow, we've known each other for X number of years now."
05/19/2011
daniel and frances daniel and frances
Quote:
Originally posted by vegan.guy
My girlfriend and I had our first date on August 6th, so I assumed that we'd be celebrating a 6 month anniversary tomorrow. But she says that you celebrate dating anniversaries 6 months after you're officially in a relationship. What do you ... More
We aren't serious about it, but we do mention them and remember them.
05/19/2011
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