Once you’ve been in a relationship for awhile, it can be easy to fall into a rut. The same restaurants, the same date night, the same board games. Sometimes you and your partner just want to change things up a bit, but don’t know how. Here’s a list of some unique ways that you can change up your date night or even pick up a new hobby together.
Take a class together.
Martial arts are a popular couple’s option. No, you may never become a competitive black belt, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while learning some practical self-defense moves with your sweetheart. The best part of taking a class as a partnered adult is that you have a ready-made project partner, eliminating the awkwardness of scanning the room and waiting for someone to make hesitant eye contact.
Play video games with your partner.
Okay, you might be thinking the same thing I first thought when I sat down in front of Skyrim: I hate video games. I’m going to hate this one, too. However, the world of gaming has changed a lot from the days we non-gamers sat in front of our Nintendo 64 consoles playing mindless rounds of Mario and Crash Bandicoot. Modern games are much more story driven and give the feel of being immersed in a movie with total control. Whether you like mystery, horror, fantasy, sci-fi or even westerns, there’s a game that you and your mate can play together for some quality time.
Role playing games.
No, that’s not the kind I’m talking about. My fiancée and I actually met through an uber-geeky online role play complete with werewolf characters, dragons and sorcery. MMORPGs aren’t the only way to role play. Sign up for a free forum or join one of the thousands of text role playing message boards that exist around the internet. It’s essentially the same thing as writing a novel, just in real-time with another person. It’s a great way to get to know the inner workings of your significant other’s mind and explore a fantasy world together without sitting in front of a TV.