Having a significant other is pretty great. You have a best friend, a cuddle buddy and a support system all in one place. However, it's not always a movie fairy tale and sometimes the more time you spend together, you may find yourself running out of things to do. Here are a few things that, in my experience, have helped not to be at a loss for activities.
1. Find a show to binge together.
Now, I'm not a huge tv watcher, but there are some shows that manage to capture my attention. However, I must say that watching a tv show with someone else makes it a lot more interesting.
Once you find a show you both like (luckily for me I found someone who enjoys reruns of gameshows on Youtube as much as I do), it gives you something to talk about, look forward to watching and if you happen to get confused by something, you'll always have someone to answer any questions. And besides, who doesn't love cuddling up on the couch after a long day, watching tv will give you an excuse to do that.
2. Alternate paying for dinners.
Who said the guy always has to pay? Being treated to dinner and spoiled is nice, but it's just as nice sometimes to do something for other people. You both love and care about each other, you can both show it. Switch it up every now and then, in the long run, both of your wallets will thank you, too.
3. Learn how to cook together.
Going out to eat isn't the only way to have a nice meal. If you're both just starting out at cooking, having a learning partner is always a positive. Two heads are better than one, and maybe you can turn cooking into a little friendly competition.
If you already know how to cook, trying it out together can still be beneficial. Maybe your S/O has a unique twist to add to even simple meals, like garlic powder to mac and cheese or helping you like grilled cheese sandwiches by adding some pepperoni.
4. Fire up an old game console.
Whether it's "Mario Kart," "Super Smash Brothers," "Mario Party" or anything else, playing video games can be a fun way to bond. (As long as you don't get too competitive, of course.) Add to the fun by cranking out the old NES for older hit favorites or the gamecube for some "Mario Kart Double Dash," "Super Smash Brothers: Melee," "Luigi's Mansion" or anything else, everyone loves a little nostalgia factor. (P.S "Animal Crossing is so much more fun the second time around.)
5. Take a trip.
Especially with it being summer, sometimes a get-a-way is all you need. If you take a road trip, it'll be extended quality time, and who doesn't love jamming out to some tunes along the way? Getting away, even if just for a day or the weekend, will help you both relax, making it easier to have fun and enjoy your time together even more.
These are just a few things that you can do to spice things up a little bit. No matter what you do, just make sure to find some time to enjoy each other's company. Remember, it's not about what you do, it's about making the memories and enjoying the journey.