When it comes to love and romance, it’s safe to say that most of us are deeply invested in finding “the one.” And, that’s only natural. Regardless of your feelings on the matter, whether you believe that love is a chemical reaction of destiny, it’s hard to deny that the desire for romantic companionship is hardwired into most of us by one entity or another and that’s it’s hard to escape. Though there are some of us who identify as asexual and have no interest in romantic relationships, most of us want this type of companionship and don’t want to be alone. Therefore, it’s a good idea to learn some basics of dating in order to meet Mr. or Mrs. Right and treat them right. Here are a few simple tips for how to celebrate your relationship.
First and foremost, start thinking of gifts. Gifts, by their very nature, can be anything. Naturally, our first thought for a gift for our beloved is jewelry, and that’s certainly a great gift. Just be careful not to spend too much, if your partner is kind of frugal, or not to spend too little, if your partner appreciates the finer things. However, pricey gifts aren’t the only kind worth giving or receiving. There are tons of viable options. For example, you could make something yourself. Depending on your partner’s interests, of course, you could make something like a bird house, a flower bed, some furniture, or anything you want, really. You even create a work of art for your partner, such as a painting, a sculpture, etc. You can also be as cheesy as possible and simply get them some personalized swag from Things Remembered. When people say “it’s the thought that counts,” that’s largely true. While there is a certain standard on when the thought does count, for the most part, people are usually excited to receive a gift of any kind, because it’s not the gift that matters, but that you cared enough to give a gift.
Another way to celebrate your relationship is to share an experience. What kind of experience? Any kind, really, as long as both parties are into it. For example, sometimes my wife and I will play through a critically acclaimed video game together. (Well, I’ll play, she watches. It stresses her out most of the time.) However, grander experiences are preferred from tikme to time. Examples of this include sightseeing tours in Europe to see the Eiffel Tower, the LEaning Tower, the Tower of London… There sure are a lot of towers out there… The point is, sharing this kind of experience forges an even deeper bond than before, so you’ll both be glad you took a chance on it.