By Nicole Yi, Pop Sugar
If it seems like you've exhausted all your options when it comes to date night, it's time to step it up and find other ways for you and your significant other to bond. Put your relationship to the test by getting out of your comfort zones and trying something completely new. With the five couple's challenges ahead, the two of you will either come out stronger than ever or at least be aware of any weaknesses that need improving. Regardless of the results, you'll benefit from it either way and have fun in the process. Are you ready?
Traveling can be the ultimate relationship test because it requires communication, teamwork, and compromise. It's both exciting and nerve-racking to submerge yourself in a completely foreign setting or country, and being able to experience that with a significant other can be even more amazing.
Learn a language together.
It's like being back in school, except your study buddy is also your partner. "Learning a language with a buddy or a lover is an ideal way to stay motivated despite the difficulties you may encounter," said Katja Wilde, head of didactics at language learning app Babbel. "You can encourage each other, have weekly challenges, and set daily goals together. Jointly learning a language also offers you to discover and experiment with new learning strategies for different learner types." On top of all that, the two of you can hold each other accountable if someone starts to feel lazy.
Discover a workout you both love.
Couples who sweat together, stay together. Even if one of you isn't the active type, there's bound to be a physical activity out there to interest you both, even if that's just going for walks. The great thing about having a fitness partner is that you can keep each other motivated and track one another's progress along the way. Instead of shooting down workouts before trying them, challenge yourselves to give them all a shot — it's all part of the fun!
Get creative together.
Whether it's cooking, painting, or dancing, explore various ways to channel your creative side. You might even surprise yourselves to find out what you end up enjoying, and who knows, you might even discover your new favorite hobby.
Overcome fears together.
Fear strangely has the power to bring people together, and there's no better person to help you get past what you're afraid of than someone you love. Face your fears head on, with your partner by your side. If it's heights, go on a steep hike featuring a lookout point or spend the day on roller coasters. And even if you don't eliminate any fears by the end of it all, the fact that you were willing to give it a try with your SO shows trust.
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