Keeping Things Hot
Sometimes relationships can get cold and boring. That doesn’t mean the love is gone. But sometimes relationships become routine. While some strive for this consistency, others need the occasional challenge thrown in here and there.
I’m not suggesting you go and be that annoying couple that fights all the time for makeup sex. Trust me, there are other alternatives to heating things up without getting heated. Here are a couple ways you can spice things up and get competitive without all the drama.
Still get jealous?
This one should be used with caution. You don’t want to make your significant other jealous all the time because that’s selfish and could easily complicate things. But if you want to go out with your friends and get extra dressed up to make your loved one jealous they aren’t invited, there’s no shame in that. It’s a nice way of reminding them that you can be out every night, but instead you occasionally stay in with them so they should feel lucky to not have to compete with others for your attention.
Literally go on competitive dates. Netflix and chill is life, but it’s an easy way to get too comfortable with your significant other. So go out on a date that’ll keep you on your toes. From mini golf to bowling, go do something where the winner gets what they want sexually or physically. Or make it a double date and go to Dave and Busters for some couples competition.
Sexual bets are the best. It’s competitive in the way that one person is required to comply if they lose. So whether you’re betting on who can stay up later or get ready faster, spice up the little things to keep things lively.
Make sure to keep your relationship alive through its droughts. Safe, comfortable relationships are wonderful but keeping things fun and spontaneous will make your relationship stronger. Just don’t cross any lines; keep it competitive, not spiteful.
Born and raised in Northern Virginia, Christina aspires to be a public relations professional in a big city after graduation from James Madison University. In her free time when she’s not blogging away about dating and relationships, Christina loves to go shopping, watch Netflix and play with every puppy that crosses her path.