Having common hobbies or passions can help you and your partner deepen your sense of connection, intimacy, and friendship. If you’ve fallen into a rut and are looking to rekindle the romance or sense of adventure in your relationship, here are 10 passions you can do together.
1. Exercising / Sports
Exercising is a great way to spend quality time together while benefiting your health. You’ll feel supported and motivated, while strengthening your connection. If you’re into a sport (like tennis or golf) but your partner isn’t, try getting them some lessons.
Get some excellent one-on-one time without distracting phones, television, or computers by getting away from it all. Go for a walk, swim or fish, or play some games. If it’s a chilly night, cuddle by the fire and roast s’mores.
3. Cooking / Cooking Class
If you’re tired of the same old "dinner and a movie" date night, try a cooking class together. It’s a fun way to learn new recipes and techniques, and you may even learn your new signature dish! Once you pick up some new techniques, you can start a weekly or monthly tradition of cooking a new recipe together.
Hiking is the best way to get out and enjoy the beauty of nature! Pack some water and snacks, a camera, and in a short time you’ll be enjoying the spectacular views together.
Traveling together can strengthen the bond between you and your partner and enrich your togetherness as a couple. Try picking a place neither of you has been before so you can explore and experience the local culture together.
6. Wine / Food Clubs
If you both enjoy wine, joining a club is a fun way to expand your knowledge and try new wines that you two may never have considered. Or try joining a food club to discover new ingredients and flavors.
Volunteering is a wonderful way to spend time together while making a difference in your community. Decide on a mutual interest or if you have different interests, you can alternate so you both get to do what you want.
8. Local Museums / Art Galleries
Museums and galleries consistently offer new and exciting exhibits for a variety of interests and cultures. Pick a subject that inspires you and the two of you can make an afternoon of it.
9. Learn Something New Together
If there’s something you’ve been meaning to try or learn, invite your partner to join you! Chances are, there’s a class at your local community college or a group class available in your area. You could take an art class, dancing lessons, or even catch a show at your local planetarium.
10. Laugh Together
Laughing together is great way to create fun, lasting memories and increase happiness and intimacy. Laughter also triggers healthy physical changes by strengthening your immune system, boosting energy, diminishing pain, and protecting you from the damaging effects of stress. Try watching a funny movie, seeing a comedy show, or doing something silly like miniature golf or karaoke.
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