The Pointlessness Of Relationship Anniversaries

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One guy argues that we should stop commemorating every little relationship milestone.

Guys often forget relationship anniversaries, according to every bad comedian's jokes since about 1965, and various magazines and TV shows since then. It can seem inconsiderate on the surface, and men get a lot of heat for not taking relationship anniversaries seriously. We've got a pretty good excuse to cover for our mistakes: we don't care, because anniversaries are stupid. The Frisky: Real Men Buy Flowers

We care that you're mad at us, of course, and when we've done something disappointing or let you down, that's certainly bad. We don't want to do that. It's just that the concept of relationship anniversaries seems really unnecessary. The Frisky: 5 Theories On Why Dudes Love Crazy Women

Now, in this case we're talking about relationship anniversaries, not wedding anniversaries. There's a big difference, because everyone celebrates wedding anniversaries, but not every couple celebrates the relationship anniversary. The basic idea of this type of anniversary is to commemorate the beginning of a relationship, and celebrate the relationship itself. That's all fine—I'm not here to give some anti-sentimental tirade. It's a good thing to take a day to be thankful for your significant other. The Frisky: Cut Peter Pan Some Slack

The trouble is that we already have a day for that: Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day was basically invented to serve as the relationship anniversary day for every couple in the world, and you don't have to worry about remembering the date thanks to the massive amount of advertising that companies buy up in February. The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating

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