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Couples who live together often fall into a rut. Sometimes, you can shake yourselves out of that same old pattern by getting out of the house, but that's not always possible—maybe illness prevents you, or perhaps the weather is bad...there are so many good reasons to stay home. But really, how can you break out of that boring old routine? Instead of feeling trapped, take a look at these indoor activities designed to bring couples together at home.
Fun Things for Couples to Do at Home When Bored
Do you find that the only thing you and your significant other really ever do together at home is watch TV? If so, you're probably going to get really bored really fast. Here are some other indoor couple's activities that you can do at home to keep life together a little more interesting:
- Play board games. Couples that have fun together are couples that are happy together. Board games and card games keep you interacting with one another but give you something to do so you're not just "hanging out." Have a variety of different games to choose from, from trivia to strategy to the childhood games of your past.
- Cook together. Go online together and find recipes for new things that you've never tried to make at home before. Get the groceries together, and get together in the kitchen without a lot of distractions. The act of cooking and dining with your partner can be fun, new, intimate, and will bring you closer together.
- Play video games. One or both of you might have enjoyed playing video games before, but playing can be a lot more enjoyable together. Choose games where you can team up against others or find ones where you can battle each other. Again, it's all about having fun.
- Do indoor exercises. Find exercises that you can do together, such as passing the medicine ball back and forth. You'll get your heart rate going and feel the endorphins start pumping...something that's a lot more fun with a partner!
- Make art or music. Being creative together is a great way to really enhance the relationship. Find something that appeals to you both, whether it's picking at a guitar or making collages out of old magazines.
- Work on home improvement. Couples that live together can come together by finding ways to improve the home they share. Create a list of projects that you would like to work on, and start checking things off of the list, one by one. Working together to create your home is a great way to get even closer.
- Host a brunch, dinner party, or movie night. If you want to be social but don't want to leave the house, then make your house the setting for the fun. Organize a weekly or monthly get-together to get a fun routine going.
- Make life lists. A life list is when you brainstorm all of the things that you've never done but would like to do before you die. The things on the list can be as mundane as "make a cake from scratch" or as wild as "visit every national park in the country." Make your life lists separately and then share them; you'll be amazed how much you learn about each other.
- Surf the web. The Internet doesn't have to be something that alienates you or distracts you from one another. Sit down in front of the computer together and watch funny videos, read interesting articles, and share ideas about what you see. It's far more interactive than just watching TV and keeps both of you from being bored together.
- Picnic indoors. If you're both feeling like just laying down and watching a movie, do it with some romance. Put together a wine and cheese picnic basket, spread a blanket out on the floor, and get ready to have a better-than-normal evening of watching the tube. This is one of the top couples activities for romance!
Conversation Starters for Couples
Being stuck at home together can be an opportunity to really talk and learn things about each another that you never knew. Below, you'll find links to articles with lists of interesting, provocative questions to ask each other to get the deep conversations started.
- Interesting Conversation Starters for Couples
- 100 Funny Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend
- 150+ Cute Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend
- 100 Random Questions to Ask Your Boyfriend
- Romantic Conversation Starters for Couples
Games for Couples to Play at Home
Even if you don't have a board game or a deck of cards, you can play fun conversation games with your significant other, like "Would You Rather" or Truth or Dare. Here are three articles to give you inspiration:
- 50 Cute "Would You Rather" Questions for Your Boyfriend
- 100+ "Never Have I Ever" Questions for Couples
- 400+ Dirty "Truth or Dare" Questions
Indoor Activities for Couples Away From Home
Of course, sometimes the main reason that you don't want to be outdoors is because the weather is gross. But you can still go out if you find other indoor locations to enjoy with your partner. A couple's retreat can be the perfect way to spend some romantic time together. Here are some ideas:
- Dress up and go to a movie. Dressing up is important because it makes the event feel more like a real date than just watching a movie together.
- Go gaming. If there's a casino or arcade in your area, then you can have some indoor fun together there.
- Go to a spa or visit local hot tubs. Relax and get that chill out of your bones. A spa is a great couples' retreat.
- Check out a local museum or art gallery. You can learn something together and share a cultural experience that you don't take the time to enjoy nearly often enough.
- Visit friends or family. Sometimes, hanging out with others is the best way to be together. Ask someone in the family to host a spontaneous potluck on a rainy afternoon.
- Take a class together. An art class, an improv comedy class, or a cooking class can bring the two of you closer together, even as you meet others and learn something new.
- Attend an event that you've never been to before. Seeing something new together can brighten up even the dreariest of days. If you've never been to a poetry slam, the local ballet, or a Broadway musical, then get some tickets and go!
Of course, none of this means that you need to cancel your Netflix subscription and Sky TV package. It just means you need to find new ways to have fun at home together, too. The real goal is that you have to always aim to be creative and different. Comfortable is great, but it can get boring if you're not careful. Don't let yourselves fall into a rut that you won't be able to get out of.
Stay-at-Home Date Night Ideas
Tried all these ideas? Still looking for something to do? Here are some links to articles that have even more great ideas to save you and your partner from getting bored: