Happy 4 Month Anniversary…Can we talk?

There is little that makes our blood run as cold as the topic of an X-month anniversary of dating where X is not a multiple of 12.

For that matter, discussions of annual anniversaries are only marginally less intimidating, but that’s not the point here.

Why? It goes back to the enduring notion that we men are simple creatures, and we think that periods of time that are shorter than a year (which is celestially defined and thus not subject to negotiation) are utterly and completely arbitrary. Unless you’re looking for an utterly and completely arbitrary reason to either (a) celebrate if things are going well or (b) get into a really uncomforable discussion, your humble Dude suggests that you don’t use that particular excuse to either expect a gift or begin “the talk” about where the relationship is going.

If it’s time for “the talk” then by all means, we’ll have it (rarely willingly, but we’ll have it all the same) … just don’t use a lame, calendar-based excuse to initiate it.

For more on this topic, we recommend ┬áreading “The Difference between Men and Women” written by the inimitable Dave Barry.

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