Should Couples Celebrate Dating Anniversaries? And If So, How Many Is Too Many?by Lauren Passell on June 15, 2012
Recently I was getting drinks with a group of friends. Two of the friends were married — Jeff and Grace. Jeff reminded Grace that their however-many-years anniversary of dating was coming up. My other friend Natalie rolled her eyes.
“You don’t get two anniversaries. You have a wedding anniversary now. Enough with the anniversaries!” She said.
And I admit, it would get really annoying to have to remember your first… everything… if you were really celebration happy. Things could easily spin wildly out of control. It would also get really annoying for the people around you who have to listen to you talk about it:
First time we blinked at each other.
First time I barfed in your apartment.
First time you took my bra off successfully without my assistance.
First time we had sex in the shower.
But just because you get married doesn’t mean you have to forget the special day you met, or kissed, or you know — yadda yadda yadda.
So I propose that couples make a pact. They should celebrate the shit out of each other if they want. Every little thing — bra, shower et al. But they shouldn’t tell their friends. To the public, a married couple should get one anniversary. It doesn’t have to be the anniversary of their marriage, but it can be.
So should married couples get as many anniversaries as they want just ’cause? Should unmarried couples celebrate annual dating anniversaries, or is that stupid? Maybe anniversaries are stupid all together! What do you think?!