Five Year Dating Anniversary Ideas

by Rebekah Martin ; Updated September 28, 2017

Reminisce about how and why you fell in love.

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Being together with someone for five years is a real accomplishment. It can get routine by this time, however, so give your loved one a gift on your fifth anniversary as a reminder of how much you love each other. You don't have to spend a lot of money on the gift; remember, it's the thought that counts.

Romantic Meal

Plan a romantic meal for your partner. You can go to a quiet and romantic restaurant or make dinner at home. If you eat out, pick a classy one that you haven't been to, one that has low lights and candles. If you are cooking a meal for your honey, set the scene; put flowers and candles on the table, use the best china and serve a meal that is special.

Walk Down Memory Lane

You have been together for five years, so you have a lot of memories together. Reminisce about all the things you have done in the past -- how you met, your first date and your first kiss. You can just talk about it or you can look through old pictures. Put the pictures into a frame to display at home. Another choice would be to actually do each thing; go to the place you first met, kiss at the spot of your first kiss and eat at or visit the venue of your first date.

Vacation

Go on a vacation with your partner for your fifth anniversary. Take a cruise for five days, one day for each year you have been together. This is a good chance to reconnect with each other without the rest of the world intruding. If you can't afford a cruise, just take a few days off work and spend the time playing with each other; visit the park, go to the movies or relax at home.

Proposal

If you have been together for five years, you probably really love the person you are with. Show your love by offering an engagement ring. Plan a date or event that will culminate in asking your girlfriend to marry you. Even if the date is ordinary, it will become extraordinary when she says yes. Put together several of the above ideas if you want her to really be wowed.

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About the Author

Rebekah Martin is a freelance writer and tutor. Her work has appeared in various online publications. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Mississippi College. Martin teaches her young children at home and also teaches Sunday School to preschoolers.