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Happy Couples Reveal The Stuff Other Couples Should Try At Least Once
Happy Couples Reveal The Stuff Other Couples Should Try At Least Once

Having a vast array of experiences will immediately broaden your horizons.

So of course, naturally, the next step is to include someone else--perhaps someone who loves you, in those experiences. Looking for a little insight, Reddit user Zydrarc stepped up to the message boards to inquire:

Couples of Reddit what are fun things you should do with your SO at least once?

Here are some of the best answers.

Take A Step Back
Take A Step Back

You don't always have to do something with your SO. Occasionally, doing something completely selfless for them. It is a wonderful way to tie your bond a little stronger.

For my husband, who loved tub baths but would rarely give himself the time to take one, I would set it up for him so that he had to use it. I would get our portable Bose speaker and put on his favorite jazz, then I would start the water running very hot as I knew it would be just right by the time he got in. We didn't have the fanciest bathroom, but with some candles (yes I lit candles for my husband) and some fluffy towels stacked close to the tub, it lent the little room some romantic ambiance. I would turn the lights off, have only candle light, his jazz playing at a comfortable volume, and then I would make him a drink he liked. I made up a butterscotch vodka cocktail just for him, just for these rare occasions, and would have it placed on the edge of the tub. In the water, I would put whatever I knew he liked. Usually, it was scented bath soaps. But when he had been laboring hard at work (which was often in his profession), I would put in epsom salts and a scented oil--something masculine like rosemary, mint, or tea tree.

And then, after telling him it was ready, I would leave him absolutely alone in the tub. I would not bother him for at least 45 minutes to an hour, and then only to ask if he wanted another drink, water warmed, candles relit, music changed.

He gave me so many comforts and so many securities and I always tried to to give equally. He was an amazing husband; I always found joy in giving to him those things that I knew he loved but would not do for himself.

Take Life Less Seriously
Take Life Less Seriously

Here's some my girlfriend and I do. I think we're really dumb together, and I love it:

  1. Go to an art museum and make up facts about art pieces / paintings together. Just try to make each other laugh at your ridiculous made-up facts. The more boring or crazy the museum (MOMA in NY is good), the better

IKEA date. Role play in each scenario. One of our best dates!

  1. Draw together. We're both not into museums, but we went and just drew together.

Swaddle your girlfriend with a giant blanket. She LOVED this and actually fell asleep..

  1. Give each other massages. She loves my back massages.

Shower together. Problem with this is that our shower is kind of small, so she doesn't enjoy it as much.

  1. Lie on top of each other. She especially likes it when I lie on top of her. She says she likes the weight l o l

Take cliche/corny photos together. We were "inspired" by this image, and we took a photo of us shopping in Trader Joes, her holding my hand, and me holding the Trader Joes bag.

  1. Go to the animal shelter together and pet some cats! It really helps that we both love animals.

Sometimes I would wrap myself into a burrito/banana, and I would exclaim to her "PEEL ME". And she would reluctantly come over, peel me, and start laughing when she gets rid of her poker face.

In general, just take life less seriously! Make jokes. Make each other laugh. Entertain each other. Life is better with a SO :)

Fire Training
Fire Training

Fire training. It's where you flop down over them (ideally while they are laying in bed) pretending to have passed out due to smoke inhalation, and it's their responsibility to both escape from under you and move you to safety. Ideally performed by yelling "fire training!" and then flopping without any additional warning. Don't explain it ahead of time. Fires don't explain themselves.

It's initially met with much resistance, so a key is to remain motionless and mute. Really commit to the role of someone who has passed out. Get them to realize that the only way they can get up is if they move you themselves, and then they find the motivation.

Bonus: you're safe in the event of a real fire.

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