There are as many ideas about relationships as there are types of artisanal coffee roasters. And to continue that terrible metaphor, not all of them are quite right — some are a little too bitter, or a little too light, and some just miss the mark completely. But even though we all have different takes on how to go about showing up for romance every day, there are definitely some things that every couple should do before they celebrate their first anniversary. As I compiled this list, I went back through my own relationships and thought of things I've done — or didn't do — in the first year with someone. The things that made the cut for this list are all things that really contributed to learning about a new partner in those exciting, sparkly, delicate first 12 months.
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So I'm 24 and have been dating a man that is older than me, he is He is the best guy any girl can have we have a really great connection. We have been dating for a little over a year now but we havent made it "official" we don't believe in titles because we know what we have and trust each other and have great respect for one another. Okay I know it all seems perfect but here's the twist umm we haven't had sex yet!
We've been dating for six months and.....I NEED SOME MATURE ADVICE...?
On one hand, you've been with your SO for enough time that you're confident in your commitment and comfortable opening up about some not-so-easy stuff. On the other hand, after only 12 months, you aren't even close to knowing everything there is to know about your partner. Let's get one thing straight: Couples shouldn't feel like failures if they don't know every single detail of each other's hopes, dreams, failures, and successes after one year.
Just curious how long people were dating before he popped the question - and after getting engaged, how long did it take you to set a date? What were some of the things that you took into consideration when setting a date? We were engaged in May of this year and still have not set an exact date yet! By the way - we had been dating almost a year and half when he proposed.. We have been together 13 years.