48 Fun Activities for Couples
At the beginning of a relationship, it is usually easy to find things to do as a couple. In this phase of a relationship we like to show our best face and are more inclined to get out of our comfort zone and try all sorts of activities to impress each other. It is often at this stage of the relationship that partners show the most creativity in terms of activities to do together, but once the seduction phase is over and we start taking the other person for granted, routine can start to set in.
Not everything routine is bad – it can be reassuring at times – but the more time passes, the more urgent it becomes to break certain routines that no longer suit us. Nature is like that; what we liked at one time or another may not necessarily please us months or even years later. However, some very creative people regularly manage to find new activities to do as a couple to keep their relationship fresh. If you are one of these people, you may just want to stimulate your creativity even more by reading this article, but if you are struggling for ideas, you’ve definitely come to the right place.
Here are 48 activities to do as a couple to help you and your partner become happier and more fulfilled.
Fun Activities for Couples at home
1. Cooking for two
Find a dish you both like and cook together over a glass of wine. Put on some background music to make this moment even more delicious for the two of you! Good food means happiness in a relationship.
2. Watch a good movie
There’s a lot of pleasure in watching a good movie together. If you don’t have the same taste in movies, take turns choosing the movie or find a movie that you both like enough. Then all you have to do is make yourself comfortable on the sofa or in bed. And just like the cinema, no cellphones, and if you’re watching in bed… watch out popcorn crumbs.
3. Watch a TV series together
There’s a ton of excellent TV series on Netflix, Amazon or any of the other streaming channels. Watch the synopsis or trailer and pick out any one you like. Instead of binge-watching the whole 20 episodes in a weekend, why not turn this into a regular routine for an otherwise quiet weekday. The only rule is to only watch this series with your partner. It would be a shame if one of you gets ahead in the episodes and doesn’t want to watch the previous episodes with the other. Apart from this one rule, all that’s required is to enjoy each other’s company and snuggle up to watch.
4. Invite friends to dinner
Although it’s great to do things together, invite your friends from time to time over for a good meal and a bottle of wine. Eating well, drinking well, chatting, laughing, making the world with your friends is so much fun so why deprive yourself of it. And, if you’re worried that your cooking is not up to scratch, don’t fret, order a take-out – this will work just as well.
5. Watching the sunset together
eW all know just how romantic, inspiring and utterly Instagram-able they can be, but most of us only make time for sunsets when we’re on vacation. Pick a quiet spot and watch the sun go down and even look at the stars after dark. “Experiences of awe bring people into the present moment,” pleasure guaranteed!
6. Massaging each other
Massage is an incredibly enjoyable activity for a couple. You can massage your partner simply to help them relax or to share a naughty moment together. To make the experience more intense, put small candles in the room and use scented massage oil. Or, consider taking it your massage to the next level and take a couple of massage classes; you’ll get the double benefits of doing something together and can look forward to better massages and that amazing muscle release.
7. Take a bath or shower together
You can run a bubble bath and sit comfortably in the bathtub with your partner. Add candles to create an even more romantic atmosphere. If you don’t have a bathtub, take a shower together. It’s a different but equally enjoyable pleasure that can be used as foreplay before prolonging the pleasure once in bed.
8. Playing video games
Couples are gaming together without straining their relationships, so play a game of video games with your better half. There are many video games today that can be played as a couple and are a lot of fun. Doesn’t have to be first-person shooter games like Call of Duty, dance games where you have to reproduce the choreography seen on the screen can be a lot of fun.
9. Play Truth or Dare
Remember when you were younger and you played Truth or Dare? This is your chance to play it again. And if you feel like it, feel free to spice it up. There are plenty of Action or Truth apps on your smartphone to give you some question hints, and you never know, you may learn something new.
10. Play a board game
No matter how much older we get, some games just never go out of fashion: e.g. Monopoly, Scrabble, or Trivial Pursuit. Just don’t let your competitive streak get the better of you, play fair – and have some mercy!
11. Organize your next vacation
Plan your next holiday with your partner. Probe each other on your desires, where you want to go, what you want to do, and what you want to wear when you get there! You may not even need to book your plane or train tickets for your great romantic trip, “to travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive,” a lot of the fun is just in the imagining.
12. Do a striptease
Surprise your partner with a striptease. He will be very excited about it and may make him want to do one for you next time as well. There’s nothing like it to spice up your sex life. So turn on the music and turn up the heat!
13. Do a home karaoke
Make a playlist of songs that you and your partner enjoy. Find the lyrics of the songs and have fun singing them together. Laughter guaranteed.
14. Read a book together
You’re completely addicted to a book? Why don’t you read some of your reading to your better half. Listening to someone reading a book is a different experience from reading as it activates the auditory, rather than visual, processing areas of the brain. And if you like it, you can even start a book together and take turns reading a chapter.
15. Making Love
Here is a couple activity that can be used without moderation. It’s good for the heart, it relaxes, it’s good for morale, it helps you stay young longer, it reduces the risk of disease, etc. In short, making love improves well-being and contributes to happiness. So give free rein to your fantasies and treat yourselves!
16. Create a scrapbook of memories
In this age of smartphones and digital cameras we often have countless photos. Why not sit under a blanket or under the duvet as a lover and sort through all your photos to create a beautiful souvenir album. Sorting through your photos will allow you to revisit your good memories and reinforce the love you both have for each other.
It’s amazing how many things you accumulate in a lifetime, and that’s doubly true when once you’ve got kids. Have a look around, things piled high on every flat surface, cupboards full to bursting? Why not start de-cluttering your house with your other half. Set small goals to start with and move forward at your own pace. Sorting through your stuff will give you more space in your home and instantly make you feel lighter-headed.
18. Erotic role-play
To break the routine and spice up your sex life, there’s nothing like a little erotic game. This couple activity will allow you to have fun while playing a character and enjoying yourself at the same time. There are a multitude of possible scenarios. To name just a few: the teacher and her student, the stripper and her client, the teacher and her submissive, the policeman and his prisoner, etc. It’s up to you to find others and give free rein to all your desires. Over to you!
19. Create a blog together
Couples benefit from common projects. Why not create a blog on a subject that you are both passionate about. It’s a great way to get to know your partner better and bond as a couple. You can share the blog with the public or choose to keep it visible only to your loved ones.
Fun Activities for Couples Outdoors
20. Go to a spa
Going to a spa is a couple activity that allows you both to wind down in a relaxing setting. Between the swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, jet showers, steam baths or massages, you have a wide range of choices to achieve an unequalled level of well-being. You can just take a treatment or splash out on a spa hotel and make it into a romantic weekend.
21. Discover a new part of your city
It is rare to know every corner of one’s city. So why not choose an area of your city that you don’t know or know little about and go exploring while walking hand in hand. Once the visit is over, you can, for example, sit quietly in a cafe enjoying delicious pastries with a hot drink.
22. Go for a picnic
Time outside benefits our physical health and if its sunny will give you a boost of vitamin D. Find a pleasant setting in a park, by a lake or by the sea if you prefer the sea air and picnic with your significant other.
23. Going to a flea market
Flea markets and garage sales are the ideal places to pick up some bargains; books, movies and occasionally some unusual fashion. This activity can be done as a couple, you can even make it into a treasure hunt; think like Indiana Jones as you scour the stalls for bargains – a prize for the most unusual or useless item you find.
24. Go to the movies
This activity remains over the years “the great classic” of romantic outings. Watching a movie on the big screen at the theatre is much more immersive than watching a movie on your television.
25. Make brunch
This couple activity is one of my favourites because it allows you to sleep in on Saturday or Sunday morning and then eat a lot of good things. Either find a brunch restaurant near you for scrambled eggs and bacon, muffins, waffles, pancakes, pancakes, pancakes, smoothies, and so on – or buy the ingredients and do it at home (fried egg, bacon, avocado, cheese and chili sauce in a crusty baguette is my favorite).
26. Take up a sport together
Strengthen your bond by taking up a sport together. You could go to the gym together, but also think about joining a club, e.g. badminton, tennis or even martial arts, they tend to be more social and will help you meet new people.
27. Visit a market
Healthy eating is important. Why not take the opportunity to visit the local market, or a farmer’s market if there’s one near you, and stock up on fresh fruits and vegetables. You’ll discover the special atmosphere there, do wonders for your health, and probably save a lot of money too.
28. Play mini-golf
This activity to be done as a couple allows you to test your skills. It’s a fun activity that can be practiced in a pleasant landscaped environment and isn’t so physical that it requires sweating, which allows you to continue afterwards with a great meal after the game.
29. Go for a walk in nature
Ideal after a stressful week at work. Walking in a park or in nature is an activity to do as a couple that allows you to relax and have a good time in with the minimum stress possible.
30. Go to an amusement park or carnival
This activity to do as a couple is ideal for thrill seekers. It is also an opportunity to fall back into childhood. In general, there is something for everyone. So it’s up to you to choose the rides that you want the most.
31. Go to a bar
Rather than meeting at home after work, why not meet your partner at a bar just to get out of your regular routine and relax over a drink.
32. Take a cooking class
Learn how to cook a dish with your partner with the help and advice of an experienced cook. Then share a moment of conviviality with all the other apprentice cooks while tasting your masterpieces.
33. Visit interior design stores
A great way to get some ideas about home decoration, stimulate your creativity and inspire you to make some small changes to your home interior. This activity is best done as a couple as the feeling of home is a great contribution to marital happiness.
34. Go to the swimming pool
Just have fun splashing around, racing up and down doing laps, or – if it’s an outdoor pool – just taking in the sun. It’s also the occasion to try out your new swimsuit, “if you’ve got it, flaunt it!”
35. Going to a restaurant
Cooking every day can be tiring. And even if you love to cook, it can be helpful to break up the routine and make eat dinner out once in a while, and you don’t have to break the bank. Be experimental; look for restaurants and flavors you’ve never tried before.
36. Visit a castle
Go back in time and become a dashing knight or charming princess by visiting a castle. If you’re a history buff, choose a guided tour to make this activity as much fun as possible. For others, the pleasure of walking around the castle, discovering things for yourself and taking pictures will go a long way to helping you have a good time.
37. Go to a concert
If you particularly like an artist, check out their concert dates in your city and book your tickets. You and your partner will have a unique experience. And if you don’t like the same artists as your partner, why not surprise him or her by taking him or her to a concert by their favorite band. Alternatively, instead of seeing a big name act, go and see your local artists in a downtown bar, its less expensive, more intimate and they’ll be grateful for your support.
38. Having a bowling evening
Invite your friends to a bowling party. It’s an activity that allows you to spend a pleasant moment with your friends and family while practicing the art of approach, swing and strikes. Relaxation and good mood guaranteed.
39. Have a billiards evening
Billiards can be fun in itself, but you can make it more interesting with a side bet; loser carries out a pledge when you get home. Raising the stakes can turn a simple game of pool into something a lot more exciting and strengthens the complicity in the couple.
40. Go for a hike
Find out about hiking trails in your area and choose a hike in a setting you both enjoy. This activity to do as a couple is a great way to be physically active with your partner while discovering beautiful scenery.
41. Discover your region
You don’t have to go far to discover new things. There are likely to be many places to explore in your own region that you have visited yet. Don’t be put off if it’s not your usual thing, the more unusual, banal or bizarre the better. Take a map, or check out attractions on Google Maps, and explore.
42. Go out with another couple
Why don’t you invite a couple of friends to join you for an outing? Ask your friends what they would like to visit around here or suggest a place you would like to discover. Then meet there and spend the day together or just an afternoon. It’s good to break the couple routine and see other people to have a good time together and also to strengthen the bonds with your friends.
Climbing is a physical and reflective activity. Climbing is about trusting and surpassing oneself to overcome the difficulties that arise. A good metaphor for a couple, no? Indoor climbing allows you to practice this sport all year round. It’s a great activity to do to build self-confidence and confidence in each other, cornerstones of a successful couple’s life.
44. Going to the beach or the lakeside
What could be more romantic than spending a moment with the person you love the most in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Being snuggled together while contemplating the landscape undoubtedly has beneficial effects on the couple’s well-being. So why deprive yourself of it.
45. Shopping as a couple
Feel like a change of style or just need help choosing a garment? A romantic shopping trip is a great idea for that. Even if you do it for yourself first, you still want to please your partner. So take advantage of her presence to try on clothes and ask her opinion.
46. Go to the theatre
Theatre? There’s a lot more going on that just Shakespeare. Check out the shows in your area and choose one that suits your taste: laugh, think, be moved or all three at once. The theatre is a live show that allows you to be as close as possible to the actors. It’s a change from cinema and will allow you to spend a pleasant moment with your partner.
47. Go for a bike ride
What a pleasure to walk as a lover in the small paths and to feel this little fresh wind on your face. You can see the nature passing by as you pedal. You can also stop at any time to contemplate the landscape and enjoy this moment of freedom together. So why wait? Go for it, go for adventure!
48. Segway ride in the city
If you haven’t tried a Segway yet, you should correct this as soon as possible because it’s a great way to visit a city in a fun way. You just have to learn to lean forward to go forward and backward to go backward. To turn, you tilt the handlebars in the desired direction. It’s as simple as that. This couple activity is a fun way to discover a city and spend a pleasant moment with your partner.
48 Activities to do as a couple
That’s it! You have just discovered 48 couple activities. Of course, it’s not possible to list everything that can be done. This list is just here to generate some ideas and stimulate your own creativity.
It’s important to be happy as a couple, to try new things and take a break from your regular routine. Don’t wait for your partner to suggest ideas, take responsibility and the initiative.
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