They say that spending time with someone helps you get to know them better. Although this is true, time can only get you so far, especially if you do the same things over and over again. If you want to unleash another side of your significant other that you’ve never seen, then do these five activities together:
1. Go on a Long Road Trip
Ah yes, there is nothing quite like the open road. Spending hours together in close proximity is sure to release some new behaviors. Car karaoke singer? Road rage extremist? The “I need to stop at every restroom” person? Oh the possibilities!
2. Attend a Sporting Event
No, this is not just for the guys out there. Going to a sporting event together could bring out the best, or worst, in your significant other. You may hear some words come out of their mouth that you never heard from them before. If their team starts losing, you will get a glimpse into how they handle pressure – nervous sweats anyone?
3. Cry in Front of Each Other
I don’t know who said that expressing and displaying emotions was a bad idea, but I think they are absolutely wrong. When you cry in front of each other, you are showing that you aren’t ashamed to be human and that you trust your significant other to be sensitive to your feelings.
4. Cook Together
I know some people get very protective of their kitchen when it is time to prep for a meal, but you are missing out on an amazing dating activity that allows you to learn more about your significant other if you don’t try this. When both of you are in the kitchen, you will see who likes to take the lead on certain things, what their thinking process is for adding ingredients (useful information when you are trying to figure out how their brain works), and how they like to cook their food. For an added challenge, try creating a new meal together!
5. Sit Outside and Admire Nature
Okay, you probably think I’ve completely lost it at this point, but I’m being totally serious. We get so caught up in our everyday lives that we often forget to take time to admire the beauty we live in. I’ve found that some of my best conversations happen when I’m sitting outside, probably because there are no distractions like a TV or radio.
Doing these five things with your significant other will not only help you get to know them better, but it will also connect you in areas you may have been lacking before. What other activities or things would you recommend to help couples get to know each other better?