What To Do With Boyfriend When Bored

For couples in quarantine, here are 13 simple stay-at-home date ideas.

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Is it OK to be bored in a relationship?

People, including people in relationships, are constantly bored. Connection ennui, on the other hand, can be especially depressing since it makes you question your and your partner’s compatibility and prospects for a long-term loving relationship.

All of this is to say that being bored in a relationship is a normal and common occurrence for many couples. That isn’t to say you shouldn’t do something to help the problem or wait for things to go better on its own. Boredom in a relationship, as common as it may be, is something to pay attention to and try to resolve.

If left unresolved, relationship ennui can be a sign of a more significant underlying problem or lead to serious relationship troubles. That’s why it’s crucial to figure out why you’re bored in your relationship and to think about how to cope with it in a healthy, constructive way.

How do I have fun in a relationship?

When you first start dating, there’s this fantastic phase of your relationship. Everything is new, thrilling, and entertaining as you get to know each other!

Weekends are jam-packed with action, and even nights spent snuggled on the couch watching Netflix are something to anticipate.

However, we lose sight of the fact that we are supposed to be having fun and go into a rut.

You don’t have to be that ‘boring’ pair. Here are some ideas for making your relationship more enjoyable.

What are fun date ideas?

  • Go bowling with your friends. (Are you in a good mood? Try it out “Bowling with a Twist” (bowling between the legs, on one leg, left-handed, and so on.)
  • Go sidewalk chalking—draw strange drawings and funny or uplifting phrases with chalk on the sidewalk. (This is an excellent concept for college students on campus.)
  • Find a place where you can feed the ducks together (note: avoiding bread and instead feeding birdseed or grapes is best for the ducks).
  • Plan a future date that you and your partner can go on with a set budget ($5, $10).
  • Put together a unique ensemble from a thrift store and walk out while wearing it “Being in character.”
  • Purchase a low-cost face painting kit and have fun painting each other’s faces (now there’s a selfie chance!)
  • Enjoy a night of board games. There may be a game store in your region where you may come and check out games at a set time.
  • Plan and execute a small fundraising for a cause you both care about.
  • Play energetic two-person games and sports with your partner (tennis, racquetball, Ping-Pong, croquet, Frisbee…)
  • Build a campfire with your friends and sit around it conversing. Hot dogs or marshmallows can be roasted.
  • Together, go to an art gallery. Pick your favorite piece of art in each room and explain why you enjoy it.
  • Together, go to a strange, weird, or eccentric tourist destination. Check out Atlas Obscura for some truly extraordinary websites!
  • Together, go to the zoo. Which animals are your favorites, and why? What animal makes you or your date think of you?
  • Using one of the many apps available, create a hilarious video on your smartphone.
  • Make an ice cream sundae night by purchasing everything you’ve ever desired for a sundae and stacking them high.
  • Together, go to a video arcade and compete to see who can score the highest on various games.
  • Try birdwatching—use one of the numerous beginner-friendly apps or look into the walks offered by your local Audubon society.
  • Your pal will be surprised! Make a completely unexpected date for your partner. Then, the next time, switch roles.
  • While you’re watching each other’s favorite childhood movies, indulge in beloved childhood goodies.

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How do I cuddle with my boyfriend?

  • The best positions for cuddling. Cuddling is a great method to de-stress and develop connection, whether it’s with your partner, your favorite four-legged pet, or a cozy body support cushion.

Picnic

Going on a picnic date is significantly more adventurous and thrilling than sitting at home watching Netflix if the weather permits. Spending time with your partner outside adds a new depth to your connection.

Camping

Better still, stay out for a few days and explore nature’s beauties. Nothing beats spending a whole night with your love; no phone calls, no interruptions… just you and your lover cuddling while listening to the untamed sounds of nature.

Trivia Night

If going out for dinner has become more dull than counting to 100 backwards in your relationship, you can spice things up by attending one of the many Trivia Nights provided by most restaurants.

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Unless you try it out, you’ll never know how good (or horrible) you are at it. In addition, a little healthy competition in a relationship is beneficial.

What should I text my boyfriend when bored?

However, you may occasionally experience a conversational lull and find yourself stumped for words. This is when the following list will come in handy: These tried-and-true text messages will rekindle the fire in your texting game, giving you and your partner something to talk about, sparking your imaginations, and even allowing you to get some chores done. When you have work to attend to, why bother saying something amusing and captivating? You might inquire about their day, or you can start thinking about what you’ll have when you meet up for dinner.

Here are some decent conversational pretexts to text your lover about if you just want to talk to them for no reason at all:

How can u make ur bf happy?

If you just learned about love from movies and television, you’d assume it was all about males making swoony confessions like Lloyd Dobler with his boom box or Andrew Lincoln with those cue cards in Love Actually.

Knowing a person’s face, learning how their eyes shine when they’re joyful, how they prefer to be caressed when they’re sad, happy, or turned on, and how to navigate through disagreement together are all examples of love in real life.

James M. Sama compiled an entertaining list for men on the tiny things that make women happy and how to make them happy. I believe the same is true for men. And whether you’re married or just starting out, if you have a decent man to adore, he deserves to feel the same way.

Compliment him.

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Where did we obtain the idea that only women want to be told they’re pretty, smell nice, are smart, or sexy?

I’ve always assumed that men are more confident in their appearance and sex appeal than women. Guys are supposed to be unconcerned about what they wear or whether or not their new haircut looks good, right?

That’s a load of nonsense! I’ve never encountered a man who didn’t give a damn if the woman he loved found him attractive. So tell him when you see him and get that tickle of oh my my, you’re so hot.

It’s simple: whenever anything positive comes to mind, tell him. Tell him his old beat-up tee shirt makes him look gorgeous. When you hug him, tell him how much you enjoy smelling his neck.

Tell him you appreciate what he does for you and your family.

If your partner works outside the home, express your gratitude for his efforts. Even if he enjoys his job, I’m sure there are days when he fantasizes about quitting, cursing at his employer, or simply hiding in his office all day. He, on the other hand, does not do it. You and your family could be a part of the problem.

Winning money is a huge burden for everyone, but society emphasizes it more more for men. Unfortunately, their monetary potential is frequently linked to their social worth. As bad as it is, it’s made worse when we don’t understand the stress guys are under and the effort they put in.

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Your partner is sacrificing for your family if he works at home with the kids. As much as he presumably enjoys being a stay-at-home parent, every parent has moments when they want to throw in the towel (or diaper), rage at the boss (the baby? ), or hide in a corner. They don’t, however! They’re in there all day, elbow-deep in something disgusting and caring for the kids.

It’s simple: tell him you understand how difficult his job is. Tell him how much you appreciate it and how much you admire his dedication. It’s not about the money, whether it’s yours or his; it’s about recognizing something that most people take for granted.

Make time for things to get hot in the bedroom.

No, he’s not a sex god, but the best sex is transcendent, reciprocal, linked, passionate, and dreamy, so make sex sacred and intense for both of you. Making him feel like your personal sex god, and him reciprocating, will almost certainly make both of your lives better.

Nobody owes their spouse sex, but in a healthy relationship, developing desire is a good thing. If you’re having trouble getting into sex-god or goddess mode at home, consider spending the night in a hotel room. If that’s not an option, a tent in the woods can be just as enjoyable. If that works for you, you can talk about dreams or look at sensual photographs together at home, such as the diverse selection in Dr. Timaree’s NSFW library.

Alternatively, you may shoot some boudoir shots of yourself. Don’t want to expose your entire body or go too racy? Close-ups of a sexy but not-so-obvious body part are a good idea. The top of your undies poking out from your jeans at the hip, your bra strap on your shoulder. There are numerous sources of inspiration available.

It’s simple: feed your passion for him. Choose to fantasize about him, about a time when you were together, or about your favorite feature of his body. Then heap all of your desire on him the next time you have a chance to be alone with him.

Be supportive of his alone time.

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To be honest, this was the most difficult for me. I’m not sure why, but I used to resent how much time Ivan spent surfing or riding his mountain bike when we first started dating. We were both working, we didn’t see each other very much, and I felt as if I had been forgotten.

That was an unfair amount of strain to place on my husband. We gradually figured out how to organize our alone time, and I took advantage of his willingness to accommodate my need to exercise, write, or simply read in bed.

Unless he’s so engrossed in his alone time that you’ve vanished off his radar, your independence is a good thing! If you’re concerned about how long he’ll be gone, simply schedule a time for him to return and make arrangements with him for later. Being apart can give you more things to talk about, and if he uses his alone time for exercise or meditation, he’ll likely be happier and healthier as a result.

It’s simple: smile when he says he’s out to do activities on his own that make him happy. Kiss him on the cheek. He’ll have a sense of being seen, heard, and supported.

Put down your phone.

On this, I’m just as culpable as everyone else. There’s always that one more email, that one more text from a pal, that one more work emergency. However, you must put your phone down and look at the individual in front of you.

When I find myself engaged in this cycle, I try to take a big breath and imagine the worst-case scenario of ignoring whatever is buzzing at me. He understands if it’s a serious emergency, but most things can wait.

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When I put down my phone, I frequently notice him and take a good look at his face. I see the man I adore, the man I met so long ago, and I say to myself, “How ridiculous is it that I’m not engaging with him?”

Make a pact with your partner: if you need to use the phone for something essential, tell the other in a few words what it is. “The server is down,” or “The sitter is calling,” are both valid reasons to take a break, but inform him of your plans and when you’ll be back.

It’s simple: be present while you’re with the person you care about. Try not to lose track of time while staring at a computer screen.

When you get something for yourself, get something for him, too.

I’ll admit that I stole this idea from James Sama, but it’s sound advice that’s also simple to implement!

Getting a cup of coffee? Take one for him! Do you want to make a cup of tea? Make one for him as well.

I learned a long time ago that whenever I ever go to a surf shop, I always bring Ivan a present. I’m generally there for the kids, but I always grab a tee shirt or a cap for my husband, or even just a fresh lip balm or tube of sunscreen.

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It isn’t about the amount of money spent; it is about the fact that I am telling him, “I know you like surf stores, so when I was there, I thought of you.”

It’s simple: saying, “It only takes a second,” is all it takes “Is it possible for me to get you one?” The effect continues indefinitely.

Look him in the eyes.

You don’t have to look longingly at each other as you used to at the roller rink with your 9th grade lover. Just take a moment to gaze each other in the eyes and share a look.

You wouldn’t think a soul-gazing connection would be on a guy’s list of wonderful things if you went by stereotypes, but I defy you to try it. With a smile or a fun expression, look him in the eyes and hold his gaze for three seconds. It’s a flirting tactic that works well for singles since it makes the other person feel as if they’re the only one in the room. He may now be your boyfriend or husband, but he deserves to be treated with respect.

Giving your partner a million wonderful little moments with you is one essential to a long-lasting relationship, and he should do the same in return. After all, research suggest that how much compassion exists between the couples appears to be a key factor in a happy marriage.

Even though I attempted to make it sound easy, some of these tasks are not always simple. They sometimes force us to be vulnerable in ways we aren’t accustomed to. I understand; I’ve been there, and occasionally I still am. But I believe it is worthwhile to give it a try.

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Also, inquire about his list of small pleasures – I’m sure you’re already doing many of them.

How can I excite my boyfriend again?

Relationships are similar to ice cream in that they are addicting and wonderful at first, but gradually lose their allure. That’s because when you’ve had something nice for a long time, you start to take it for granted.

To combat this, Gillihan recommends “spending 15 minutes writing down all the ways this individual has altered your life for the better.” “Include small details, such as ‘He washed the dishes last night,’ as well as larger ones, such as ‘She taught me that I am unconditionally lovable.'”

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