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when's your anniversary? [Dec. 22nd, 2006|01:53 pm]
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Poll #893903 when's your anniversary?

From what event do you and your SO generally mark your "anniversary"? Married/civilly committed couples, please answer with what you did BEFORE tying the knot.

our first date is our anniversary
4(16.0%)
when we had our first kiss is our anniversary
1(4.0%)
first time we had sex together is our anniversary
1(4.0%)
1,2, and 3 above all happened the same day, so I'm not sure which counts most.
10(40.0%)
when we decided we were boyfriend/girlfriend (or bfd/bfd or glfd/glfd) is our anniversary
5(20.0%)
first time someone said "i love you" is our anniversary
0(0.0%)
casimir pulaski day is our anniversary
2(8.0%)
some other occasion you didn't mention is our anniversary (plz comment)
2(8.0%)
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-12-22 11:13 pm (UTC)

what "is" is:

> Also, insert Clintonian definition of "sex" here.

hey, if someone wants to measure their anniversary from "first blowjob", I'm fine with that. they can choose the "first time we had sex" or "other".
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[User Picture]From: dirtylibrarian
2006-12-22 10:41 pm (UTC)
I have no clue. We are coming up on 6 months...but when? I think I'll let him decide.
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[User Picture]From: lara7
2006-12-22 11:10 pm (UTC)

bzzt! bad chicagoan!

Unless ALA was in march this year, CP day can't be your anniversary.

But I figured the only people to mark that will be Chicagoans.
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[User Picture]From: gryph
2006-12-22 11:47 pm (UTC)
I think for me it always depends on the situation. With FL and I we got to know each other so much via email before we even met in person, that I wasn't sure if I wanted to claim our first email encounter, or our first meeting. I knew more about him before we met, than I had with first dates of most boyfriends.

Man, this internet thing screws with traditions!
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[User Picture]From: lemur68
2006-12-23 12:21 am (UTC)
Oh, it's for the currently attached. My bad, disregard my answer.
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[User Picture]From: herbaliser
2006-12-23 01:02 am (UTC)
we both promised each other initially it "wouldn't get serious", so when we admitted that promise was broken is when we celebrate. coincidentally enough, this date is Jan 1st. EASY TO RECALL.
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[User Picture]From: das_prompt
2006-12-23 01:19 am (UTC)
I might need to change my answer, as I was going by "in general", not specifically by my current relationship.

In general I think those are all valid milestones, and I go by which one came first. Generally it would be the first date for me, unless of course we kissed/sexxed before an actual going out for dinner and drinks or whatever. In my current case, we were really good friends for a long time, then I told her I wanted it to be more. We kissed (and such) after that but before we went out on the town again, though going out wasn't all that different from when we used to as friends.
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[User Picture]From: capn_jil
2006-12-23 03:54 am (UTC)
All of my dating situations have been bizarre; in the current one we mark the anniversary from the crazy weekend we spent together but did not sleep together or kiss during, because it involved a "date" which was only recognized as a date in retrospect.

I think I am living inside a French movie.
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[User Picture]From: saintartaud
2006-12-23 04:15 am (UTC)
Neither of us is into celebrating, but we consider New Year's Eve our defacto anniversary, since it was the date we officially became a couple when we first dated. Since we more or less eased into this round, there's no exact date. And I've never been in another relationship over a year, so I have nothing to compare it to.
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[User Picture]From: mad_eponine
2006-12-23 04:38 am (UTC)

my answer is a complete lie

but you can always trick me into answering Casimir Pulaski Day.

Had that not been an option, I would have answered honestly: the first date.

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[User Picture]From: exmanhater
2006-12-24 02:54 am (UTC)

Re: my answer is a complete lie

Hey, if you want to change it to Casimir Pulaski day, I'm flexible. Because that sounds awesome!
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-12-23 08:01 am (UTC)
Currently, I go by when we first became exclusive. Previously it was first date, the day folling was when we became exclusive.
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