Boost Your Relationship with Fun & Creative Ways to Get Closer to Your Partner
Being in a relationship can be a fulfilling feeling. It's never wrong to go to bed and wake up knowing you are loved. However, after a long period of dating or being with someone, you might wonder if the relationship has gone stale or dull. This shouldn't be cause for worry, as it's a common issue most new couples and relationships go through. Some couples don't have a honeymoon phase, but for those that do, the time after a honeymoon phase can lead to rising
doubts about a perfectly good relationship.
We've previously written about the difference between love and lust, and how real love can be a deeper and more meaningful experience for everyone involved. We also emphasized that love is constantly changing, and it's really up
to you to go with those changes and discover new ways to feel closer to your partner. In today's post, we'll go over some fun and creative ways you can do so — honeymoon phase or not:
Learn each other's hobbies
Love isn't an exact science, but most of the best relationships are founded on shared and common interests. Love is a shared feeling, and one of the best ways to show that is by sharing experiences with each other. Did you know?
64% of married Americans believe that a successful marriage banks on having shared interests. Try attending concerts of your favorite musicians, and interchange that with their favorite musicians. Netflix and chill? Try watching
each other's favorite movies. Everyone is different and you don't have to agree on everything, but sharing your interests and hobbies is a great way to get closer to your partner.
Try matching outfits
Couple outfits are always a fun way to show everyone that you and your partner are a thing. This trend has caught on in Hollywood as well. Some of our favorite celebrity couples in matching outfits include Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner, as well as the royal couple Prince Harry and Megan Markle, all of whom showcase the fun of pairing up. Twinning with your partner doesn't have to mean wearing the same colored tees with the same print — you can mix and match
complementary colors or go off the same materials. Think Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake's 2000s matching denim or the Beckhams' leather looks. What matters is that both your fits harmonize, making it clear that you and
your partner are a fashionable package deal.
Make new mutual friends
Being in a relationship can often feel like being in a bubble. Not that being in your little world isn't romantic, but it can dull a long-term relationship. Human beings are naturally social creatures, and the same applies even when you're in a relationship. Making new couple friends can be a great way to forge new friendships and get into new activities, like double dates or potluck dinners, without subjecting your single friends to third- or fifth-wheeling you.
Explore each other's love languages
Finally, learning about each other's love languages through fun online quizzes can be a refreshing way to look at your relationship. You'd be surprised to learn your partner has a different love language from yours — there are five in total
— but it doesn't have to be a bad thing. If your love language is words of affirmation while your partner's is physical touch, that just means you know how to make each other feel good in more specific ways. Love languages aren't a
question of compatibility either; they are simply an insight into what you and your partner are into. By exploring ways to express your love languages, you can continue to keep the spark in your relationship alive.