How to count dating anniversaries

As it turned out, I was back in Sydney within a month, but that’s not the point.But ever since we decided to make the most of every month we spent together all those uncertain years ago, just a little gesture to say ‘I love you’ each month means so much. When Mr Romance and I first started dating, we were a kind of holiday romance.This link to is pretty good for a list of all anniversary gifts from the 1st to 100th.We really enjoy celebrating being together – we never thought we’d see each other again once my visa had run out and I was forced to go back to England.I’m absolutely rubbish at remembering people’s birthdays.I’ve just about figured out when my direct family’s birthdays are (my dad’s is easy cos it’s a day after mine) otherwise I have to create little date patterns like Mrs Romance’s birthday is exactly one week before Christmas Day. When we first started seeing each other, we had no idea whether we’d see each other again after I left Australia to go back to England. Because of this, we decided to make a monthly anniversary of when we met: on the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics – 15th September 2000.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 wouldn't say the first date or any of the other choices because a person could still be seeing other people at that point.

For our anniversary proper, we usually make a big deal out of it.

We still enjoy following those strange traditional rules about what each gift for each year should be made of. They’re so random it makes it a fun challenge to buy something special for each other.

It’s so easy for everyday life to take over and you start to take each other for granted.

Remembering our miniversary each month is a lovely reminder to make time for each other and do something special.