Birthdays! We all have them, most are hopefully happy- though some not, and we all enjoy celebrating birthdays with friends and family (mostly).
I recently celebrated a birthday. Which one, I won’t tell, but it was a birthday! I don’t feel any older, but now its just another day where I have to remember to change the digit in my response when people ask how old I am. But enough about my birthday…..it’s okay you didn’t send gifts. I’m over it Really! 🙂
So, what happens when you have a birthday during a date? Or someone has a birthday during the period of time you had just started dating? Hmm…awkward…to celebrate such a personal occasion with someone you hardly know and it can seem more like walking up to some random friend-of-a-friend from Facebook and try to be part of their birthday party.
While it may seem like a strange question for some, it has happened several times for many with differing results. Firstly, should you acknowledge the occurrence at all? If you didn’t have a clue and only found out that saves you from this quandary. But if you DO know about your date’s birthday it would be a bit impolite not to recognize the occasion at all.
When in doubt, its invaluable to check. Most online profiles these days have birthdays’ there for anyone to see or you can flash you licence and obnoxiously point out your date of birth or better yet, your date could have also mentioned the fact of their approaching birthday in passing. But the proper thing to do if it is your birthday is just tell your date (in a subtle way) and find it appropriate to recognize the birthday somehow.
Any one else have any interesting birthday related dating experiences?