On 2016/1/27, my current girlfriend agreed to become my girlfriend. So today, or 2017/1/27, is a special day for us. However, I don't know how to name this significant day. I've performed some searching, and found these phrases:

  • Our first anniversary of love
  • First anniversary of our love
  • First anniversary for love
  • First love anniversary
  • First anniversary
  • etc.

Which one is correct? You can also name this day with other phrases or single words.

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    I would specifically avoid "our first anniversy of love" and "first anniversary of our love", as there's a sexual connotation to that. Someone might think you're celebrating the anniversary of something else entirely.
    – mstorkson
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 17:49

2 Answers 2


One year anniversary


First anniversary

Anniversary can be used in many contexts, although in the context

My girlfriend and I are celebrating our first anniversary today

it is interpreted as one year since you became a couple.

My wife and I are celebrating our fifth anniversary today

is interpreted as five years since you married your wife

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    I think your first suggestion is the best suggestion, but I would hyphenate it: one-year anniversary (that hyphen appears to be a preference, though, not a requirement).
    – J.R.
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 21:15

Fun question, but unfortunately there is no word for this. You have to make something up, and so it's really just a matter of opinion. Most people would say something like:

December 31st is the anniversary of our first date!

My wife just calls this our "date-o-versary". If it's a different event, modify as appropriate.

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    We celebrate getting married in weeks: So on Saturday my husband said "Happy 371st!"
    – WRX
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 17:04
  • @WillowRex WOW what an interesting couple you are!
    – nalzok
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 17:08
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    @SunQingyao Everyone is interesting, don't you think? That's the fun of living. Learning new things, meeting new people, having the next experience, sharing fun and knowledge with others? I am here because my grammar is atrocious. I feel this is a great place to learn.
    – WRX
    Commented Jan 26, 2017 at 17:10

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