What to do for our 5 year dating anniversary


I was incredibly nervous about the event since we hadn’t done one of these before and I wasn’t sure if everyone would have a good time.I agree in theory that it’s up to each person present to ensure they have the best experience they can, but as host, I’d hate to know that someone was miserable.I was forced to step back from some of my more obsessive planning patterns and fly by the seat of my pants.

Read on for universal male truths that can save your relationship and your sanity.

There was still an abundance of condoms, gloves, dams etc.

left over from the ladybang so we were well set for safer sex supplies.

I don’t know what the biggest relationship concern was back in the days of touch-tone phones, but these days, it’s all about a guy’s texting habits: why he used to text so much in the beginning and then stopped, why he takes so long to reply, why he disappears for days at a time, why his texts are so short, etc., etc.

The really sad/funny thing is that men have NO idea how intensely their texting habits are being scrutinized. There are all kinds of reasons why this is such an issue for women and why men are so oblivious to it – reasons we’ve discussed at length in previous articles– but the takeaway is that this whole thing is a non-issue for men. Yeah, they’ll text a lot in the beginning when they’re trying to win you over, but it’s not sustainable or realistic to continue at that level indefinitely.

I remember once my husband gave me a package of six ballroom dance lessons -- a staggeringly romantic gesture from a man who, once released from the awkward rituals of dating, seemed determined never to set foot near a dance floor again.

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