Spending Quality TimeTogether as a Couple
It is essential and beneficial for couples to spend quality time with each other. However, finding creative ways to do this can sometimes be a bit challenging. These twelve tips will help you find the best possible way to spend time with your significant other while also keeping your relationship healthy and fun.
Go on a weekend getaway
If you both like to travel, then it’s a great opportunity to get away for the weekend. Go on a spontaneous trip together to a nearby village or town. Discover some local beaches. The goal is to spend some time together away from all the responsibilities and stress that everyday life in the big city brings. Forget about technology; appreciate the time you spend together without using phones. Stay in the moment and appreciate the nature around you. Besides, travelling is a great way for you to create new memories together. Travelling will also make you realise that there is so much more to the world that you can discover together.
Try movie marathon
Movie dates will never go out of style. You can either choose to go out to the cinema, or you can make your movie marathon at home. Turn on Netflix, make some popcorn, get cozy in the bed, and watch your favourite movie or series. And if you both are passionate film lovers, you can discuss the movies you watched after. Talk about how you felt about certain characters, themes, storylines, and so on. The possibilities are endless. This way you’ll be sharing honest opinions and different viewpoints with each other. Maybe you will even find out something new about one another.
Have a game night
Another great way for you to stay at home while still having a date night is to organise a game night. You can either play video games, card games, or board games, depending on what you are in the mood for. You can teach each other games or discover some new ones together. For example, play a round of Scrabbles or Chinese checkers; learn how to play chess together, and so on. This is one of the best ways of developing a strong bond with your partner. Playing these types of games will definitely help you both develop teamwork and a healthy dose of competitive spirit. It’s a fun way to spend an evening together and you don’t have to worry about getting dressed up.
Cooking doesn’t always have to be boring. If you work together preparing lunch can be fun and done more easily. You can help each other out. For example, he can be cutting vegetables while you’re slicing up some onions and garlic. You can find new recipes and make up new creative dishes together. It will feel special and fulfilling once you come up with a tasty meal together. Teamwork really does pay off. This way you will also spend some quality time together while developing your cooking skills as well. And in the end, you’ll get to enjoy a new delicious meal that you just cooked together.
Try new things together
It can be easy for a relationship to fall into a boring everyday routine, especially if you feel like you know each other so much that there is nothing left to be discovered. That’s usually when all the excitement is pretty much gone. But there are various ways for you to keep the spark of the relationship alive. Simply try new things together. You can go on a hike, learn a new skill, and go dancing. Sign up for a cooking class. Learn a new language together. Try to find a hobby that you both like. Make sure you come up with new ideas of what to do with your partner in your free time, and the fire of your relationship will never burn out.
Recreate your first date
Another fun way to spark up your regular routine in the relationship is to schedule a “first date” and pretend that this is the first time you’re going out together. You can make a reservation in your favorite restaurant, dress up and have a lovely date night together. Or you could completely recreate your actual first date by doing exactly what you did then. Whatever you choose just makes sure you have a good time and forget about your everyday worries for those few hours. And under no circumstances should you talk about your jobs and obligations. Stick to date-friendly topics. Talk about a book you just read, or your favorite movies, or that hobby you’ve wanted to try out. You might even learn something new about each other.
Talk about random stuff
Simply talking with each other about anything that comes to your mind can be a great way to spend time with each other. When you are indulged in a conversation with your partner, you won’t even mind if you were sitting on the corner of the street. Talk about anything you want. Share your wildest dreams with each other, your pet peeves, your favorite movies. You can share your interest in anything absurd, really. Share your opinions about popular philosophies and ideologies. This way you’ll get to hear other points of view on some topics and discover something new about one another. Also, discovering your partner’s beautiful mind will only make you fall in love even more.
Stay fit together
If you are one of those couples who just love to eat out and then complain about gaining weight, there are ways for you to stay fit together. You can hit the gym and motivate each other to be persistent with this routine. But there are also other, more fun ways to stay in shape together. You can go swimming, roller skating or even riding a bike. Just make sure you have the right equipment if needed such as waterproof cycling apparel and clothing that will keep you safe and comfortable during your rides. These activities will help you set a goal to be physically healthy, but will also help you maintain a healthy relationship by developing your self-discipline.
Go to an animal shelter
Lastly, if you’re still not entirely sure about what you want to do for the next date, you might want to consider visiting an animal shelter together. You can never go wrong with spending a few hours surrounded by cute puppies and kittens as they run around you in pure joy. Playing with baby animals together must be the cutest date ever. This way you’ll get out of the house, but won’t have to worry about dressing up or paying for unnecessarily overpriced meals at expensive restaurants. It’s just you, your loved one and a bunch of playful puppies ready to make your day. And if both of you are animal lovers, you might even end up taking one of the cuties from the animal shelter with you. This experience might even bring you closer to each other. You will learn a lot about sharing responsibilities and taking care of a small living being that is in constant need of attention.
Visit a museum together
Going to an art museum or a gallery can be a fun date idea. You can always look up their exhibits in advance and choose a perfect day to go stroll through some of the most beautiful works of art together. Since museums are typically quiet places both of you will get a chance to bond over your love of art in peace. It’s also a great conversation starter. You can use this chance to discuss some of the topics and themes covered in the exhibit that you visited. This way you’ll get to know each other even more through sharing your personal opinions.
Learn from each other
Do you have any special skills that your partner would also like to learn? For instance, if you know how to play a certain musical instrument or you’re a photographer, teach your partner some basic skills and then you can enjoy doing this activity together. You can learn so much from each other and this way you will be maintaining a healthy relationship as well. Continue to learn from each other because this is a great way to spend quality time together while doing something useful at the same time.
Don’t forget to get intimate
Lastly, it’s really important to maintain some level of intimacy in a relationship. It doesn’t matter how familiar with your partner you are. Make your partner feel beautiful at all times. Surprise each other every once in a while. Give each other passionate kisses when you’re least expecting it. Try to be as creative as you can in keeping things intimate between you two. This will help you maintain a healthy relationship and keep that spark you had when you first started dating.
In conclusion, it doesn’t take much effort to keep the spark of the relationship alive. All you need to do is find a creative way to spend some quality time with each other and these twelve tips will help guide you through fun activities when you’re not sure what to do.