After a couple has been together for a while, the partners start getting comfortable with each other. There’s nothing wrong with comfortable – until it goes too far and becomes boring.
That’s why it’s so important that couples make a constant effort to inject fun and playfulness into their daily routine. Relationships thrive on growth, so finding new things to do can be all it takes to turn your dull routine into a loving and fun relationship.
Here are 5 tips to get you started:
1. Find Out What “Fun” Means For Both Of You
It’s no secret that men and women are different; what he thinks is fun might not be fun at all for you. So it’s important that you both find places where your sense of fun connects and both of you should be prepared to make occasional compromises.
Talk to each other about things you can do to have fun together. You can both throw out ideas of fun couple activities. You both may like bowling, going on picnics, going out to dinner or staying home to watch a movie; you might want to do those things just the two of you, or with another couple.
The important thing is to find things you both enjoy then make an effort to do them regularly.
2. Laugh Together
When you’re married or living together, it’s easy to get caught up in the daily grind; it’s up to you both to learn to laugh at it!
There are lots of ways you can laugh together – enjoy a comedic movie, go out to a comedy club, share funny things that happened at work or just telling jokes. However you do it, it always feels good to laugh together.
Sharing a laugh is a great way to relieve the stress that’s built up over your day. What’s more, it helps build a stronger bond in your relationship.
3. Be Active Together
The sun is out and the skies are blue – now’s the time to take your relationship outside and breathe some fresh air into it!
If you and your man are the athletic sorts, you could go rock climbing, hiking or cycling in your nearby nature areas. If you’d like to take things a little easier, why not spend a day at the beach or lake, or even hit a local amusement park – riding a roller coaster together is always fun!
An added bonus – activities that get your adrenaline flowing can mimic the same brain chemistry that happens when you fall in love, so doing them together can help to make your love stronger!
4. Switch Up Your Boring Routine
While routines can be comforting, they can also be dull – which leads to boredom. Boredom is a relationship killer, so it’s very important that you stay out of that rut and make a habit of injecting newness into your lives.
In fact, studies have shown that experiencing new activities produces dopamine, a brain chemical known to play a part in experiencing pleasure.
It only takes doing a few things differently – go to a new restaurant, or try a new food; have sex in a different room of the house; or jump in the car and go on a road trip!
Different doesn’t have to be crazy – it can be as simple as planning a special meal for no reason – you don’t even have to cook! Order take-out from somewhere nice, put on soft music and light a few candles.
5. Loving, Touching – Teasing?
While we often think of teasing as something mean-spirited, light-hearted and loving teasing can be fun and can help build a stronger bond.
Silly pet nicknames that are just between the two of you; sexy texts sent to him while he’s at work; or even reminding him of something silly or goofy he did in the past can bring a laugh and a warm feeling to both of you.
It’s important that you keep thing natural – if something feels too forced, you shouldn’t do it; it will be more of a chore and that’s definitely not fun! The best relationships evolve organically, when the two people stay true to themselves.
Use these tips as a starting point to find the best ways to insert more fun into your own relationship.
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