Your significant other is an important person in your life. It may take a while to find that special someone, but when you do you know, you’ll want to do just about everything you can with your better half. After a while though, the things you do will become repetitive, and boring. That’s why it’s a good idea to try and switch things up every once in a while.
While it’s important to have alone time in a relationship, it’s just as important to do stuff with each other. Dating can get drab, and boring so break out of your norms of dating, and try new things. This can help build and grow your relationship, while allowing yourselves to have a great time.
Creating a bucket list of sorts for you and your significant other is a great activity in and of itself, but it also sets guidelines to your future. These activities can range anywhere from simply hanging out in the house, or going out and doing something you’d never imagine yourselves doing. Just adding a simple twist to the things you already do can make for just the right amount of originality many relationships are lacking.
15. Go to a Concert
Going to any old concert with some friends is one thing, but going with your significant other is on a whole new level. It’s important to make sure both parties enjoy the musician that’s playing to some extent. Concerts are fun, just by the nature of them, but it’s important for both people to want to go because they like the person playing.
Most couples have “their” song. This could pave a way to going to the concert of the person who sings “their” song. Concerts can make for a great surprise gift for birthdays, holidays, or just as a surprise date night. It will also give you a chance to see your favorite artists in person, and maybe even dance a little!
14. Make Breakfast in Bed
Breakfast in bed can seem a little cliché to the passing eye, but in fact it’s not. Breakfast in bed has always been something to do on birthdays, mother’s day, or holidays. However, breaking out breakfast in bed on any normal Tuesday morning will surely earn you brownie points.
It’s a nice thing to do, and it will most likely mean a lot to the person receiving it. Breakfast in bed can be challenging, especially if you’re sleeping next to the person you’re making it for. Most likely you’ll want it to be a surprise, so getting out of bed without waking your partner up can be a challenge. Making your partner their favorite food items will show that you care and that you listen.
13. Take a Road Trip
A trip away from home can always be a nice getaway, but the way you get there can change the type of fun you have. A road trip in and of itself can be a vacation. When you’re inside a car for how ever many hours, there’s not much to do besides drive. Or so it seems. You can listen to music, have sing alongs, play road side games, or even just talk.
This can be a great bonding experience for newer relationships. Since there isn’t much to do, conversations will tend to be much longer, and in turn tend to get deeper. You can learn a lot about your partner by taking a road trip, a lot more than if you simply flew to your destination.
12. Meet The Parents
Meeting parents can be quite daunting. This is by far the most dreadful part of any relationship. However, it can also be a big step in a relationship. Meeting the parents of your partner can mean you’re starting to take the relationship seriously. Hopefully, before meeting them, you’ve had the time to learn about his or her parents through your partner.
This will be a good gauge on how you should be around them. Most of the time, it’s a safe bet just to be yourself. With such a daunting part of any relationship, it can be a great one too. Introducing yourself into what could be a new family can be a great feeling, so long as they aren’t insane!
11. Cook Together
Cooking together can be a fun activity for both partners. Especially if one is more skilled than the other. Teaching your partner how to cook can be fulfilling, and learning how to cook from someone you regard to be good can be just as great. What happens if neither of you knows how to cook? It can be a great learning experience together.
Many young couples typically eat out for a lot of meals, and this can lead to an unhealthy lifestyle. Taking to the kitchen can mean more than just learning a new recipe, it can mean learning a new lifestyle. Who better to do it with than your significant other? So next time you and your partner are sitting on the couch watching Gordon Ramsey’s newest cooking show, try it out yourself!
10. Watch Each Other’s Favorite Movie
A person’s favorite movie can speak a lot about a person. A movie can be many different things, and each belongs to a respective genre. Speaking about your favorite movie, and going into why you love every second of every scene is one thing, but making your partner enjoy the viewing experience with you can be amazing.
If you’re worried they might not like it, you should still give it a go. Knowing what your partner enjoys can be good later down the line. For example, making references to said movie, or even gift ideas. Watching your partner’s favorite movie is also tough, especially if you don’t like it. Depending on the person, you want to find a happy medium of explaining why you didn’t like it, and understanding why they love it.
9. Star Gazing
Star gazing is another cliché thing that couples do all the time. But do they really? Not as much as you might think. It’s in a similar vein as taking off into the night to watch the fireworks, only that that’s way more common to do, mostly because often nights are cloudy or the stars don’t shine that bright. However, given the perfect clear night sky, star gazing can be magical.
If you find the perfect spot to do your star gazing it will indeed end up being a magical night. The beauty of the open night sky, and the wonders of space can be beautiful, and even strike up intriguing conversations. Grab a nice dinner, and have a picnic under the night sky to make it a night to remember!
8. Meet Each Other’s Friends
Meeting your partner’s friends can be just as important as meeting their parents, if not more important. Chances are your partner’s friends are the people they hang out with when they aren’t hanging out with you. First impressions are everything when meeting his or her friends. If they like you, it could open up a whole new world of social opportunities, like double dates.
If however, your partner’s friends don’t like you that’s okay too. If your partner really likes you for you, they can look past it. The important thing to remember is to absolutely do it, because you’ll never know unless you do it. Chances are you probably have already met them, depending on how young the relationship is.
7. Build a Snowman
This one is a bit tricky if you don’t live a place where it snows. If that’s an issue then a quick vacation to the mountains, or somewhere a bit chillier can fix that. There are a lot of activities to do in the snow, but the best for couples to do is build a snowman. This requires team work and a lot of snow.
It can be a great bonding experience for a couple, and once you’re done building your masterpiece, it’s something the two of you can share together. After that, why not build more, or have snowball fights, or make snow angels. You could make a whole date out of a snow day. Just make sure to have hot cocoa, or coffee for when it gets too chilly.
6. Play Mario Kart
Playing Mario Kart is very similar to playing Monopoly, or any other rage inducing game. It brings out the true colors in someone, and often times a side of someone their partner has never seen. Mario Kart is a competitive racing game, and it’s had many iterations over the years. The latest one, Mario Kart 8 is featured on many lists as the best video game to play with your partner.
It’s simple, and easy to learn game. The concept is easy and so are the controls. Once you get past a few races, you’ll know exactly how to play. However, the game has things you can collect called items, and they give you a leg up in the race. Sometimes, these items can damage other players costing them the race, hence the “rage-inducing” tag.
5. Ride a Rollercoaster
Another thing to do that will show a side of your partner you’ve never seen: rollercoasters! Or amusement parks for that matter. Rollercoasters are huge amusement rides that usually go at high speeds around sharp corners, and they’re sure to make anyone scream.
These rides can be very daunting, and getting someone who is afraid of rollercoasters on one can be a challenge in and of itself. When you finally do, hilarity ensues. Through the sharp turns, and high speeds, if you’re not too busy screaming yourself, look over at your partner to see the hell they’re living in. Most likely they’ll blame the torment they experienced on you, but it’ll be worth it in the end.
4. Go Camping
Camping requires someone to completely drop everything they’ve come to know and use in the 21st century. It strips man back down to the simple survival tactics they used back before electricity and cell phones. So what better activity to do with your partner than to go camping!
Camping can open up a new bonding experience that you probably can’t achieve through anything else. It requires a great deal of patience, and love for the outdoors. That’s why it won’t be for everyone, but it’s important to at least try it once. Catching fish, making s’mores, singing campfire songs; it can be a great time if done right. Make sure to choose a weekend with great weather, and bring all of the necessities. That will ensure that you have the highest possible chance that the both of you like it.
Picnicking can be one of the most romantic things a couple can do. It takes the typical date out to lunch, and steps it up a couple of notches. Choosing a beautiful day with great weather, and finding the perfect spot to sit and eat can make for the perfect date. If you want to go a step further, make it a surprise!
Pack your partner’s favorite foods, and don’t tell them where you’re both going. This will be a nice change of pace, and it can be stress free on your partner, since you’re the one planning everything. Picnicking is an original idea, and it can be the perfect thing to spice a couple’s relationship. If you stay out late enough, it could turn into a picnic under the stars!
Dancing is a way to truly open up a person. If a relationship is still young, try to get your partner to dance with you. Depending on the person, there will be reluctance, but once you do get them it can be magical. It doesn’t matter if neither person can dance; that’s why they have classes for it.
Couples that dance together, stay together. If you get good enough dancing in the kitchen while cooking together, then maybe take your moves out into the public, at ballroom dances, or even the club. Dancing can be a great way to surpass physical boundaries as well. Typically dancing is up close and personal with your partner, and it could even add spice to older relationships.
1. Celebrate Holidays Together
The first holiday a couple celebrates together can be very magical. Not only is it a holiday, but you’re spending it with someone you like (maybe even love at this point). Most likely, you’ll be surrounded by family, or your partner’s family, and you’re all brought together for a great time. It can be a great time to give your partner the thing they’ve been wanting all year.
Spending the holidays alone with just the two of you can be nice, and freeing. Holidays usually come with norms and traditions that families have practiced throughout the years. However, this could be a great chance to start some new traditions. A joyous time of year, like the time of the holiday season, can bring a smile to anyone’s face, and make it all much better to have someone by your side.
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