People fall in and out of relationships more frequently and with more ease. Then, with a little gentle music playing in the background, upload it to YouTube and send them the link. Buy your loved one a course of six lessons. What those lessons might be exactly is entirely up to you and your special someone, but these could include things like cookery, language lessons, DIY projects, or a sporting pursuit such as skiing.
This could be an opportunity for a lot of fun and laughs, or even something a little spicy… [Read: The perfect romantic massage to turn your lover on ] 5 Lying down on the job. Few things are more relaxing or rewarding than a bit of time spent in a spa. Put six songs on a tape or CD that sum up your time together in the most romantic way possible and make a memorable gift of it for your loved one.
A new twist on a traditional idea, try a six-stage treasure hunt that ends with some anniversary gift or other surprise for a unique and memorable marker to your burgeoning relationship. Well, try a variation on that theme and light up a ready-poured bath with candles to mark the occasion. Highly memorable and extremely impressive. If your other half is a petrol head, then buy them access to a racetrack for a full six laps, driving any awesome car or bike that they wish.
There are many places that provide this kind of gift package. Not just once, but a full six times. In the final six days leading up to your anniversary, take your significant other out each night to different but equally swanky restaurants. Just make sure the best is saved for last. Cooking a meal for someone at home is always high up on the list of potential romantic dates, but to mark this special occasion, try making a six-course meal.
Just make sure that each course is quite light. If your other half is a big lover of cinema, then how about suggesting a film marathon snuggled up on the sofa together?
There are two ways to play this, depending on your respective stamina levels for film watching: The latter is a great choice for Star Wars or James Bond fans. What could be more traditionally romantic than carving your names into a tree somewhere to commemorate your six months together?
Sticking with all things horticultural, how about planting something together to commemorate the occasion? Six trees or shrubs, perhaps? Just something that will serve as a long-term reminder of your first six months together.
A perfect anniversary date is simply to take your other half on a date back to where it all began—six months ago. Simple, but romantically effective. This anniversary event is a fun take on the previous suggestion, which, once again, requires revisiting the place you first went on a date together.
In this variation, however, you both pretend to have been meeting up with someone else who has stood you up, until one of you takes it upon yourself to make a move on the other. The trick is to stay in character until you leave the joint. And what better way to start a fun-fuelled six-month anniversary date night at a bar or club than lining up a row of six alcoholic shots for each of you to down before moving on. A sure way to start the night off with a bang.
This one might need a few spare bucks in the bank to make happen, but it can be a great vacation option to mark the six-month anniversary event. Instead of rolling up at a beach somewhere and not moving for a week, try hitting the road. Depending on where you live in the world and your available budget, you could aim for hitting six counties, six states, or even six different countries within six days.
An anniversary that neither of you would ever forget. Liked what you just read? David Cullen is frequently described as erudite, insightful and witty — but only by himself and only after several large glasses of Rioja