Anyone who has ever been in a relationship will understand the importance of being intimate. Without this a relationship will slowly die as each member fails to get the intimacy they need; the usual option is to look elsewhere. Many people instantly connect intimacy with sexual intercourse. However, although this is an important part of any relationship it is not the only way to be intimate. Intimacy is about spending time together, stepping back from the rollercoaster or merry-go-round of life and enjoying each other’s company. It is something that can often be incredibly difficult to achieve in the modern world. Hectic lifestyles, families, work commitments and even the never ending home improvement projects can quickly take up all your available time.
There is one way to ensure you have enough intimate time together and this is to plan your time. Obviously spontaneity is an excellent way of completing any activity together, but, if it is your relationship that is suffering, scheduling time will be your best option. The secret when booking time together is to make sure you do something together; this does not mean sitting in front of the television!
One of the oldest and most traditional of pastimes is to go for a meal together. By booking a meal and dressing up to go for it you will remind yourselves of when you were dating and rekindle the romance as well as increasing the intimacy between you.
Having a massage used to be seen as something that women and sports people did. However, it has become increasingly popular for people to indulge in a couples massage. There are an abundance of establishments across the country which will happily provide you with a joint massage for a reasonable fee. Spending time having a couples massage will allow both of you to relax and share the intimacy of the moment. Once you have enjoyed a massage together you will surely feel like a relaxing evening enjoying each other’s company; the perfect way to round off the day!
A night Away
This can be done as a nice follow on to the couples massage, or, it can be an occasion on its own. You do not need to choose an expensive hotel, just one that is clean and will allow the two of you to relax together. You can indulge in drinks in the bar, room service or even go out for a few drinks and pretend to meet for the first time! Having a night in unfamiliar surroundings will give you a moment to share and keep the fun in your relationship.
This simple activity can be done at any time of the day and is guaranteed to bring you closer together; improving the intimacy between you as a couple. This is because; as you walk there are no distractions. You will be forced to talk to each other and this will serve as a reminder of just how important you are to each other. Intimacy can be found in the simplest of activities as it reinforces the bond between you.
Take a Class
A final option to consider is taking a class together. Choose something that you will both be interested in and commit to a class. Not only will you both enjoy the class, you will be able to share stories and discuss the subject in greater detail at home. Again, this is a perfect example of a simple activity helping you to stay close as a couple.
An intimate couple is much more likely to stay together than those who are not and may take each other for granted.