Do you get to see your partner all the time? Or, do you only see each other once in a while?
Whatever the case is, it’s essential to spend quality time with your partner to strengthen your bond, keep the love alive, as well as make the relationship itself grow.
Here are some ways to make sure that you are spending enough quality time with your partner:
1. Go on a weekend getaway
While it’s a relationship goal to travel the world together, you can start with taking on a vacation in a nearby village or town. Go to the beach. Forget about technology for now, and focus on appreciating the sun, the greeneries, and your boyfriend or girlfriend by your side. It will also make you realize that there’s more to the world and that you both need to go out and appreciate life.
2. Try a movie marathon
A movie date with your partner never gets old. You can either go out on your usual weekend movie date night, or you can just watch a movie at home. Netflix, a homemade popcorn, plus the two of you lying in bed, watching your favorite movie or series is just perfect.
3. Play a game together
Whether you want to play a video game, a board game or a card game together is depending on you and your partner’s interests. The goal here is to develop a strong bond with your partner. Playing a game together will help you develop teamwork and healthy competition.
4. Cook together
Instead of just waiting for your partner to cook for you, why don’t you offer some help? While he’s cutting the veggies, why don’t you slice the onion or garlic? It feels fulfilling when you’ve come up with a perfect dish out of your teamwork. Aside from a full stomach, you get to spend quality time with each other, and you get to take a glimpse of how he or she is as a future lifelong partner.
5. Try new things together
Sometimes, when you know each other that much, you feel like everything is a routine; there’s nothing to discover about the two of you, and excitement’s gone. To keep the spark of the relationship alive, try new things together. Go on a hike. Try to learn a new language. Enroll in a business class together. Find a new hobby.
6. Stay fit together
Complaining about the weight you gained for always eating out with your partner? Why don’t you aim to stay fit together? Hit the gym with your partner. Motivate each other. Aside from setting a goal to be physically healthy, going to the gym is one good way to make your relationship healthy as well because you develop self-discipline and have fun together.
7. Talk about random stuff
Sometimes, you won’t really mind sitting on the corner of a street when you are too indulged in a conversation with your partner. Talk about random things- your philosophies and ideologies, your interest in anything absurd. It’s always fun to know that you can talk about anything with your partner and listen to each other’s views. Also, knowing that your partner has a beautiful mind will make you fall in love with him or her over and over again.
8. Have a pillow fight
Yes, it sounds silly, but this is fun, and you will surely spend your time laughing and giggling at each other. Your relationship doesn’t have to be so serious all the time. Make time for silly stuff.