Although the tradition of giving themed gifts for specific year anniversaries dates back to the middle ages, those etiquette suggestions focus entirely on married couples.
My wedding dinner included an elegant tomato salad and chicken piccata – not something I would normally take the time to make at home!
We had dinner after the movie and to be perfectly honest, I couldn't tell you what we talked about.
I do remember just sort of ogling at Chris and wondering if the butterflies in his stomach were fluttering as much as the ones in mine.
I, myself, still have a hard time wrapping my head around the fact that I’ve actually been in a relationship for over a year. And it doesn’t mean you have to smother them in expensive gifts or elaborate dates. Women just want to feel like they still make you nervous and that you are thinking about them in unique ways and wanting to make a good impression on them. It levels the playing field and brings you both back to neutral.
No cheating, no “breaks”, not even too many silent treatments. From the first date, when I walked up in a navy shirt and black shorts, the look on her face said enough. Sure, some guys are able to blend the colors and pull it off in the magazines. It can be as simple as opening the car door, or spending time with her family when she’s gone, or not farting in her car. Making yourself vulnerable makes you so much stronger in her eyes.