Dating in the beginning days might have been getting to know each other but strong couples know you continue to date long after you say, “I do.” It’s about taking time for each other and re-connecting with shared experiences. Here is an ideal weekend idea to spend with your bae.
As a couple, you may already have your go-to’s. Like the default eating out place or the spot you always hang out. This sounds simple enough, but just try something new. No we are not talking about something new like skydiving but something as simple as a new restaurant. Getting out of your comfort zone heightens your senses and when you do it with someone you love, it elevates the experience.
Just try a new place or a new culture. Even just going to the neighboring city or town away opens up a whole wide range of places to try.
When you go to a new place, you end up seeing new roads and new landmarks you haven’t seen before. It’s all part of the experience and who knows you might see something that strikes your fancy and spontaneously stop and experience something totally new like a Japanese/Indian fusion spot or that Italian squid ink pasta you’ve read one time.
As a conscious couple, you are most likely open-minded to cultures different than your own so might as well open your palettes too.
FOR THE ACTIVE COUPLE
Since you are a conscious couple, we are pretty sure you have some respect for mother nature and all her glory. So let’s go out and enjoy all she has to offer and explore.
If you’re the hiking type, try a whole different location even if it’s two towns away. And if there isn’t anything really new around you then do your usual hike backward or rent mountain bikes and do the route on a bike. It’s really just doing something different.
Or how about putting two different activities together like hiking and yoga? Go on your usual hike but do yoga together in the middle of it at a lookout point. Sun salutation will have a whole new meaning when done in the outdoors and literally towards the sun.
FOR THE LAID BACK COUPLE
Visit a bookstore or library as a couple. Stroll all the aisles together. Even if you’re not much a crime thriller reader, check out that aisle together and maybe you’ll share a laugh about a corny title or a funny looking front cover.
As you are checking things out, you might even find a book series you loved growing up and it sparks a conversation about your upbringing or stories you yet haven’t heard about each other.
You can also choose a book for each other you think the other person would like and go to a coffee shop and just be in each other’s presence and read and share your new findings with one another.
FOR THE BIG-HEARTED
Volunteer together. Volunteer at a local food shelter or at a children’s center. All sorts of things could happen.
Not only will you two have a newfound appreciation of all your current blessings, you might meet new friends like fellow volunteers.
You and your bae can share your thoughts afterward over drinks or on the couch, like how you didn’t realize how hard it was to be on your feet all day passing out soup or how little Johnny had the best laugh.