Maybe you’ve been dating for a year, or maybe you’ve been happily married for 10 years. No matter what stage your relationship is in, trying something completely new and out of the ordinary together can not only be fun, but can provide some much-needed variety to your routine. Even the strongest, healthiest relationships could use a little help getting the spark back every now and then. Here are some fun and simple things you and your significant other can try out to mix — and heat — things up.
1. Dress Up
Make date night extra special by dressing up together just for fun — even it’s a Monday night spent in your living room with pizza delivery. Wear something fancy, add some candles and your favorite playlist, and you’ve instantly turned something ordinary into something new and romantic. Or, you can heat things up by wearing less. Add instant spark and spice to your night by showing off some new sexy lingerie, put on a surprise fashion show, or have fun with matching underwear for couples.
2. Go to the Zoo
When was the last time you went to the zoo? If it was when you were a kid, you’re missing out! Basically a giant park with lots of animals, the zoo can be the perfect place for couples to explore and enjoy nature together. It may even bring back childhood feelings of being carefree and full of wonder — a perfect way to escape with your loved one as you stroll through together hand in hand.
3. Get a Couples Massage
Getting a massage is one of the most relaxing and rejuvenating experiences you can have, but when you do it together as a couple you also get the benefit of shared relaxation and deeper connection with your partner. Professional massages are heavenly, but they can also be pretty expensive, so depending on your budget it might not be an option on a regular basis. However, with some good massage oil (and a little practice and some guidance), you can create your own DIY couples massage night at home by taking turns giving amazing rub-downs.
4. Laugh More
Laughter really can be the best medicine. According to various scientific studies, laughter can offer a number of health benefits such as reducing anxiety, strengthening your immune system, and it may even lower blood pressure. When it comes to relationships, laughter can be a great way to lighten the mood and not take things too seriously. Laughing together not only can boost your mood and health, it can also be a great way to create a special bond — and spark — with your partner.
5. Go on an Adventure
Nothing can create a sense of shared excitement and wonder quite like visiting a place for the very first time, whether it’s a month-long vacation across the world, or a mini road trip to a state park you’ve always wanted to explore. Check out a new local restaurant, explore a part of town that you’re less familiar with, or try out a new sport like rock climbing. What matters most, is that whatever you choose to do is something completely new to both of you, and of course, that you do it together.
These are just a few simple ways you can add a little magic to your relationship. By making a point to try new things, thinking outside the box on what a typical date might entail, or by simply just finding more time to laugh together, you and your partner can easily add more excitement, intrigue, and spark into your relationship today, and in the years to come.