Work Out Together
A couple who sweats together, stays together. Exercise is known to induce symptoms of physiological arousal, such as sweaty hands, a racing pulse, and a shortness of breath, which mirror the thrill of romantic attraction. A study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology found people can easily mistake the two and wrongly assign physical arousal for romantic attraction. Working out with your partner will most likely boost your attractiveness in their eyes, and strengthen your body, and emotional connection.
Write Love Notes
Writing down your feelings with a pen and paper can lead to a boost in happiness and satisfaction in relationships. A study in the Journal of Writing Research found participants were able to reach a level of emotion that they could not experience through simple conversation. A nice love note will not only let your partner know how you feel, but also encourage them to open up to you too.
Read The Same Book
A way to get creative and connect together is through reading the same book. Psychologists say reading can bring partners closer together, because it gets them talking about things that are actually interesting. People can grow closer to one another by sharing their new thoughts, ideas, and fantasies with each other, which can be facilitated by reading a book.
Cooking in the kitchen together can leave you caught in the heat of the moment. A 2007 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center found sharing household duties can help couples stay together. Sharing household chores was in the top three highest-ranking issues associated with a successful marriage—third only to faithfulness and good s*x. In the survey, 62 percent of adults said that sharing household chores is very important to marital success. Getting down and dirty to do the dishes could be a fun way to do chores and keep your relationship strong.