A romantic relationship can be an adventurous, unforgettable, and life-changing experience.
However, sometimes things get a bit… well, boring.
Through nobody’s fault, the relationship can stagnate. Still, stagnation is not the end of a relationship. In fact, it can be a bringer of significant change.
This article lists some fun things to do with your boyfriend when you’re both looking for some novelty. Let these ideas guide you if you’ve been bored or struggling to think of fun and romantic things to do lately.
Again, just because a relationship seems to stand still doesn’t mean something is wrong. Often, it simply means you need to get a little more creative with how you two spend time together.
11 fun things to do with your boyfriend
1. No phone day
Try a day, or at least a date for a few hours, without technology; that means no TV, computers, or phones.
Sound scary? That’s because, in the world in which we live, we’re incredibly attached to our devices. Even the slightest boredom leads us to take out our phones and scroll feeds to distract ourselves.
Arrange a date during which neither of you can look at your devices. Instead, you’ll have to get creative with your environment.
You two can talk without distractions or try another item in this list with your phones out of the way.
2. Couples massage
A couples massage is a great way to spend quality time together.
If you lead busy lives, you may not get to spend as much time as you like together, and that time you spend together may still be busy with responsibilities like a household or children.
Give yourselves a break and go for a relaxing, refreshing couples massage. Lying together with eye contact, a couples massage can boost your feelings of intimacy and affection with your partner.
3. Create a memory scrapbook
One of the best things about a romantic relationship is that you two get to create beautiful memories together. Photos, ticket stumps, and unforgettable locations are all great memories to preserve.
These days we store our lives on our phones, but there is something therapeutic, intimate, and profound about creating a physical memory scrapbook.
Compile photos, tickets (for trains, planes, movies, etc.), inside jokes, and sketches in a collaborative scrapbook to portray your relationship so far.
4. Attend a cooking class
Attending a cooking class together is a great way to bond. Learning and upskilling bring couples closer together, no matter what they learn.
Cooking lends itself well to partner bonding because it requires working with one’s hands.
We get out of the thinking mind and focus on the task at hand, making us more present and attentive. These qualities can carry over from the kitchen and exist in other aspects of the relationship.
Moreover, when you learn to cook together, you can take what you learned back to the house and spend a quality evening preparing, cooking, and eating delicious meals together.
5. Do the deed in different rooms
You don’t have to confine sex to the bedroom.
Sometimes when a couple has been together for an extended time, their sex life can become stagnant. Both partners may still love and enjoy sexual intimacy, but when it lacks novelty and excitement, one or both partners may start to feel insecure.
A simple way to spice up your sex life and add some novelty to the relationship is to try different locations.
If it’s just you two in the house, try different rooms – the stairs, the living room, the kitchen, or the garden! Just make sure to stay safe and be mindful of others (nosy neighbors!)
6. Take a road trip
Pack your bags and load up the car for a spontaneous road trip! Plan in advance if you want the comfort of knowing where you’re going, or simply get in the car and keep driving.
Road trips can be exhilarating, especially if you’re driving to a new location.
Road trips are also a great way to bond. They’re not the best idea for a very first date because they can be long and tiresome, so this activity is best kept for when you two have an established relationship.
Consider renting a hotel or hostel room, depending on your budget. Make a playlist for the drive, pack snacks, and get ready to make some memories.
7. Go camping
For an unforgettable date, head out into the wilderness for a night of camping.
Bring your favorite snacks and even some food to cook over the campfire. Bring a speaker and make a playlist with your favorite songs and artists for the occasion.
Buy or rent a tent, load up the car, and head out into the loving and nourishing arms of Mother Nature.
Camping and being in nature together is a great way to bond—couples who spend quality time together in nature experience happier relationships.
Individually, time spent in nature reduces stress, improves one’s mind-body connection, and improves overall mood and well-being.
Sitting by the campfire is the perfect time to talk about your deepest feelings and oldest memories. It’s just you two, the fire, and the open sky; what better way to get even closer to your boyfriend?
8. Visit an amusement park
Spend an afternoon or evening at an amusement park as an unforgettable and unique date idea.
Embrace your fears of heights and roller coasters, battle with bumper cars, take pictures at the top of the Ferris wheel and throw a ball to win a big teddy bear.
9. Invite your friends over for a dinner party
When couples first get together, they often spend a lot of quality time alone. However, it’s important to remember your friends.
One of the most effective ways to help your relationship progress and keep things smooth is to get to know (and like) each other’s friends.
Invite your friends and ask them to invite their friends over for dinner.
The idea may seem daunting at first (what if they don’t like each other?!) but detach from the outcome. See what happens when both of your friend groups combine. Even if it all goes haywire, at least you’ll know!
10. Workout together
Couples that run together have fun together!
Working out together is a great way to spend time with your boyfriend. Go to the gym, run, cycle, or take a hike with your significant other.
Exercise elicits the release of endorphins in the brain, the chemicals responsible for the runner’s high. Sharing this experience can bring you two incredibly close together.
Working out together also helps you feel more confident and attractive, which translates well to other aspects of the relationship.
11. Draw each other
You don’t have to be a skilled artist to have fun drawing each other.
The less talented you are, the more fun this game can be!
Take a sheet of paper and some pencils or a canvas and paint. Sit in front of each other and start drawing.
Try a full-body drawing or portrait, whatever your preference. Don’t let each other see each other’s progress until both of your drawings are complete!
Games to play with your boyfriend
When you’re stuck for something fun to do with your boyfriend, play some games together.
Playing games is a fun way to pass the time and a great way to bond over the fun, the laughter, and the playful competition.
So what are some fun games to play with your boyfriend?
1. Never Have I Ever
Never Have I Ever is a classic sleepover or party game, but that doesn’t mean you can’t play with just the two of you.
One person starts with ‘Never have I ever…’ and says something they’ve never done. The other person takes a drink, eats something, or does some other action to imply that they have done that thing.
Never have I ever stolen anything.
Never have I ever had sex in my parents’ house.
Never have I ever failed an exam.
2. Naughty Twister
In classic Twister, players take turns lacing a specific body part on a particular color on the twister mat.
Naughty Twister has consequences for the player who falls over. Think of a risqué consequence, such as removing an item of clothing for each failure.
This is a great way to spice up your evening and move the party to the bedroom.
3. Truth or dare
Truth or dare is another classic game, common at parties, sleepovers, and even school lunch breaks.
Truth or dare can help you learn much about each other in your relationship. When playing, do not be afraid of either truth or dare.
Some people choose one option always because they fear the other. Play the game, trust each other, learn about each other, and don’t judge!
Categories is a simple game and a great way to pass the time. To play, write a list of 20-30 categories, such as types of sport, Leonardo Di Caprio movies, girl’s names, or children’s tv shows.
To make the game more intense, set a timer for each round. Whoever answers the most in the time limit is the winner.
Cheap date ideas
Date night doesn’t have to break the bank.
Plenty of low-cost or no-cost date options can lead to fun and unforgettable memories.
So, if you want to try some fun activities with your boyfriend but your budget is tight, consider the following cheap date ideas:
- Go to a drive-in movie
- Go ice-skating
- Try an escape room
- Play strip poker
- Organize a trivia night
- Play video games together
Instead of doing the same old stuff, break the mold and try something new with your boyfriend.
What’s a fun thing you’d like to try but never have? Could you try it together?
There are endless ways to have a fun and romantic time with your boyfriend, but it takes creativity and imagination to get started.
Take inspiration from the ideas and date night suggestions above. If you’ve got the time, make a bucket list of things to do and try a new idea every weekend!