"I decided to cook my boyfriend his favorite dinner for his birthday. Afterwards he told me he had a great time and it was the best present he ever got because it showed that I knew what he liked.It was a great night." – Alyssa, 15 "My boyfriend loves to play golf so I got us a couple's golf lesson at a cool golf center on the water.Instead, buy him a ticket to a fun yet inexpensive outing.Consider taking him to the movies to see a new release or to a museum to view the latest show. Pay for his game card and enjoy having a friendly competition to try to beat each other's scores.Also, you don't want to plan anything overly romantic or too personal either.Instead, celebrate his birthday like you would for a close friend.
" The best case scenario is that they say something like "Oh, probably just doing X with my friends," which makes it clear that you won't be really expected to join in or participate—which is fine.In this case, you should still acknowledge his special day but keep your birthday wishes low key, suggests the Glamour article, "How to Survive the Birthday of Someone You Just Started Dating." For example, if you're not seeing him on his birthday, you can wish him a happy birthday via a text message or with a phone call. If he indicates that he has no special plans for his birthday, you can offer to celebrate with him by taking him on a birthday date.Save splurging on high-priced concert tickets for when you are officially a couple. You consider breaking up with them, just to get out of the whole ordeal—maybe they would take you back in a week, once their birthday has passed? If You've Been Dating, Non-Exclusively, for a Few Weeks At this point, besides the fact that you guys have sex, your relationship isn't so different from that of good friends. We've made you a list of exactly what's expected of you, based on length of time dating.