When you’re in a relationship for a long time, it’s easy to fall into a slump. While it’s great to be comfortable with your significant other, there comes a point where you almost become too comfortable. Just because you have settled into your ways does not mean your relationship needs to become boring. It’s crucial to keep thing fun and fresh, and to find the butterflies and sparks that were so consistent when you first started dating.
Don’t just sit on the couch every night. Remember how fun it was to go out to dinner and the movies? Well you don’t necessarily have to go all out to have that same kind of fun. Go grocery shopping and cook dinner together. Try and make something new. Then pick out a movie you two have never seen before and be critics – it’s way more fun than just staring at the television.
Mix it up. Meet at a restaurant and pretend to be anyone but yourselves. As weird as it sounds, it can be fun. Keep the personality of the person you choose throughout the entire dinner. You can even try a funny accent if it matches your persona. Dress the part and have fun with it. It will be a good laugh for the two of you.
Keep up with the little things. The little things are easy to remember in the beginning of a relationship, but as time goes on many couples forget about them. Leave each other notes in your schoolbooks, even just funny little one-liners. It will remind your boyfriend or girlfriend that you are thinking of them. If you know your significant other has had a bad day, do something sweet like buy them a flower or their favorite candy.
Set up an amazing date. At this point, I’m sure we’ve all seen the picture on Facebook or Twitter of the guy who buys his girlfriend an outfit and tells her to be ready by eight. If you want to do something big that will be a sure hit, give it a try. Tell them to be dressed and ready to go by a certain time and make the whole night a surprise. If you really want to get to their heart, surprisingly recreate your first date.
Don’t let your relationship fall into a rut. Keep the sparks flying and make each day fun. Remember why you became a couple in the first place, and most importantly remind yourself why you love each other and never let yourself forget.
By Samantha Breault