Anyway, the short and long of it is that we celebrate the 15th of every month. These days it’s not a big thing – we just wish each other a happy ‘Miniversary’ – a phrase I coined – then on the 15th September, our ‘Maxiversary’, we usually do something a bit more special. Of course, these days, the Maxiversary has been superseded by our wedding anniversary – 8th March.
If you’re single, Valentine’s Day is a sad, sad reminder that you’re alone. You have to get the perfect gift and arrange the most romantic possible night.
And when you’re not quite coupled up but not quite single, when you’re dating, or you’ve just met someone new, the looming presence of Valentine’s Day is absolute torture. Is it appropriate to buy stuff with hearts on if you haven’t said ‘I love you’ yet? What if they’re expecting a gift from you and you’ve done nothing? The answer to stress, we reckon, is an agreed upon set of rules. Dating expert Charly Lester told uk that her rule of thumb is that if you weren’t together at Christmas – or didn’t do presents at Christmas time – then you shouldn’t expect to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Firstly, because if you’ve dated from Christmas to Valentine’s Day, you’ve been at dating for at least a month and a half.
We both write on the same topic but only get to read the other’s work after it’s published.* This He Said / She Said post is inspired by a question from Sonia of Sonia Styling who asked: We wouldn’t be Mr and Mrs Romance without an alarming number of romantic dates to celebrate, would we?!
I like to celebrate at any opportunity, so the more the merrier.
Because you guys are #relationshipgoals, and deserve to be celebrated.
A night at the theater, a museum, a dance show, the opera—find what you’re into, and splurge for a night!
Whether you are celebrating 6 months with your fabulous boyfriend or the first 6 months of a blissful marriage, you may want to do something for your man to let him know how special he is.
Picking out gifts for men can be tough, but the suggestions below can help.
We’ve created a list of activities that are fun, romantic, and classic.