Wondering how to avoid the awkward zone? Simply stick to our handy guide below*.
Dating for Less than Six Months:
Forget presents and enjoy some fancy cocktails together. Avoid cheesy prix-fixe restaurants and hit up a swanky spot like The Paramount Room (Chicago).
Dating for One Year:
Pick up a nice bottle of vino at Urban Grape (Boston), some artisanal ingredients from somewhere like The Goddess and the Grocer (Chicago), and enjoy a romantic night in. Making a meal can lift your relationship to the next level.
Together for Two Years:
Show how much you’ve gotten know each other’s tastes. Nab her a fun piece of M. Flynn (Boston) jewelry, and him a unique accessory like a hat or leather wrap bracelet from a store like Respice (Miami).
Together for Five Plus Years:
Keep it spicy and book a luxe room at a hotel in your city, or someplace totally new. When you’re there, of course slip into some sexy lingerie from Brooklyn Fox (NYC).
Together for Ten Years Plus:
Celebrate your union by investing in something you will both love for ten more years, like a sensual piece of vintage furniture from Coco Blanca (Washington, DC).
*Note: at any stage of any relationship, a beautiful bouquet of flowers should definitely be involved!