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33 Best Hobbies for Couples to Have Fun, Bond & Feel Closer Than Ever!

If you don’t want your relationship to get boring, then you need to try some new hobbies for couples. It’ll help you have fun and get out of your rut!


Having fun with your significant other is essential for making your relationship last. When you get out of the honeymoon phase, it can feel as though your relationship slows down and gets a bit boring. This is why trying out some new hobbies for couples will help you have a lot more fun.

You both have your individual hobbies but what you need are hobbies together, too. Not only will you be able to appreciate each other on different levels but it also keeps your relationship fresh and fun.

How having hobbies together can make your relationship stronger

What people stop doing after the initial honeymoon phase is bonding. When you first meet and get really excited, you ask all sorts of questions and go on tons of fun dates that further your connection.

However, after a while, you don’t do those things and the connection you have suffers a lot. You need to continuously be building upon your relationship if you want it to last.

And that’s exactly what hobbies for couples do. They help you to connect on a new level, learn new things together, and make your relationship stronger. 

Plus, you have something new to bond over that’s not just each other. [Read: Problems that can make your relationship stronger]

Hobbies for couples who want to have a lot more fun

If you’re looking for new date ideas or just want to do something fun together, these hobbies for couples are definitely the way to go. Try a few of them out and stick to one both of you like best.

1. Ballroom dancing

If this doesn’t make your relationship stronger, then nothing will. You don’t have to be the best dancer in order to take ballroom dancing lessons. In fact, it’s more fun if you suck at it! This puts your teamwork to the test and also all of that close proximity can increase your intimacy.

2. Couples bowling

If you have a few friends in relationships, why not come together to join a couple’s bowling league? It’s a fun way to get out of the house and enjoy one another’s company. [Read: Little habits that bring couples closer together]

3. Community theater

This might require a love of the stage and acting, but if you both enjoy those things it’s a really fun way to spend time together and take on other roles.

4. Gardening

Yes, this does require some work but it can actually be really fun. You can garden for fun with flowers and such or you can plant and grow your own food. Learning this essential life skill is rewarding and fun, especially when you do it with your partner.

5. Rock climbing

Since you need two people to go rock climbing anyway, having your lover tag along will be really fun. Not only will you get to spend time together, but you’ll get a workout in. [Read: How to keep your dates exciting]

6. Cooking classes

This is one of the more popular hobbies for couples. You can take a ton of different cooking classes on your own, but it’s another great way to build up your teamwork skills if you go with your partner. Plus, you’ll get to share some delicious food, too.

7. Animal shelter volunteering

Need we say more? It’s fun and helpful, and you can play with tons of animals, which is especially awesome if you can’t have a pet yet.

8. Hiking

If you’re both the outdoorsy type, then this one is a must. Being able to enjoy nature and wildlife together can be really beneficial to your relationship. [Read: Fun and romantic summer date ideas to try with your lover]

9. Photography

This will bring out your creative side and also help the two of you bond. You can even compare pictures and swap tips you’ve learned.

10. Astronomy

The sky, space, and stars are all amazing. If both of you share a love of those things, investing in a telescope and charting the stars will be perfect because it can be both educational and romantic.

11. Extreme camping

Basically, you head out into the wilderness and survive without electricity or running water. It’s really fun and can teach you a lot about one another. [Read: Foolproof tips for dating a nature lover]

12. Blogging

Why not start a blog? You can think of a theme, get a website, and both contribute just for fun.

You can’t have to be a technical genius to create a website nowadays. There are many websites like Weebly or Wix that make creating a website very easy for everyone. Decide together what the purpose of the website is going to be, design it, and then post on it together.

13. Collecting things

Having a lot of the same thing means you can actually collect them. This can be hats, coins, antiques, and really anything that you both can go out and bond over.

This is one of the hobbies for couples that you can continue on for years. Plus, imagine how sweet it would be if your significant other came bursting through the door excitedly with a new addition to your collection.

14. Kayaking

This is really fun, and you can do it together in a single kayak or separately. Either way, you’ll spend some relaxing time doing something you both enjoy. [Read: Ways to impress her on the first date]

15. Fishing

There’s nothing better than being able to escape with your partner and relax while fishing. If you both think you’d enjoy it, give it a shot together.

16. Canoeing

This is a lot more fun than kayaking because it requires less work and there’s more room for both of you. You can have picnics in canoes while enjoying the view of the lake, ocean, or river. How romantic is that? [Read: 15 fun relationship games for couples to feel more loved, connected, and happy]

17. Surfing

If you want to try something new or both already like surfing, do it together! You’ll be getting a workout, catching some rays, and laughing at each other’s wipeouts.

18. Tennis

This is a very classic hobby for couples. You can play against one another for some friendly competition or you can play together against other couples. Either way, you’ll bond and have a lot of fun. [Read: The best way to work out together and feel closer]

19. Painting

Whether or not you’re both creative doesn’t matter. Painting can be really fun and who knows? Maybe you’ll get into a paint fight that ends with both of you without clothes.

20. Sculpting

This isn’t a hobby many couples do but it can actually be really, really fun. Go to a pottery class and learn the ropes before taking it home and doing it regularly.

21. Winemaking

Not only is making wine really fun and requires some teamwork, but drinking said wine together on a date night is even more fun. [Read: Try these fun drinking games for two]

22. Biking

This is one of the easier hobbies for couples that’ll actually help you stay in great shape. Bonding together in this way will help both of you appreciate the other’s hard work, too. Because biking can be really hard.

23. Working out

You know what they say, the couple that works out together, stays together. This not only keeps you both in great shape but being more active has been known to boost your sex drive, too. [Read: 25 inspiring tips to get motivated to work out]

24. Learning a new language 

This is beneficial in so many ways. It can also be really fun to work together and learn something you can use with each other, too.

25. DIY or flipping thrift store finds

This is a super popular hobby for couples that can also earn you a few extra bucks in the bank. 

Find some run-down furniture at thrift stores and turn them into fun DIY projects that you can do together. Flip them into awesome works of art and sell them for more than you paid!

26. Host dinner parties

If one or both of you likes to cook and you have a group of friends, then it’s always fun to host dinner parties.

Make a delicious meal, grab some cocktails, and even have a dance party or karaoke session afterward! [Read: 29 wild and sexy drinking games for couples or friends at a house party]

27. Collect seashells

If you live near an ocean, then collecting seashells is a fun hobby to do together. Make it a competition and see who can find the most unique and beautiful ones you can find.

28. Meditate

Meditation isn’t just “woo-woo.” It’s actually very healthy for your body. So, why not try meditating together?

Put on some soothing music, hold hands, and let your mind wander off into La La Land for a little while with this hobby for couples.

29. Enjoy stargazing

It’s amazing how big our universe is. And if the two of you are equally fascinated by the stars and planets, then you should stargaze together.

Get a book out and try to learn the constellations until you can identify as many as you can. [Read: How to reconnect with your spouse and reignite a flickering romance]

30. Go fly a kite

This is something you don’t see people do too often anymore but it’s a really fun activity to do together. Go and choose a kite for each of you and then see how far it can fly up in the air! 

It may not sound like a lot, but sometimes slowing down and just looking up at the sky with your significant other can be just the hobby for couples that brings them back together.

31. Raise a puppy together

If the two of you are animal lovers, then you can buy or adopt a little puppy that you can raise together. Choose a name that you both like and teach it to be house-trained. Teach the dog new tricks as it gets older. [Read: 32 fun ideas to build and grow intimacy in a relationship and feel more loved]

32. Learn calligraphy 

Calligraphy is a lost art, but it sure is beautiful. In a day and age when most people just type their language, it is fun to try to learn how to write in this beautiful manner.

33. Try out home brewing

Most people like beer, but they haven’t tried their hand at making it themselves. So, if you’re a beer lover, then try making yours via home brewing. Experiment with different flavors until you find the one you like best! 

[Read: Quick tips to make your relationship a little better]

Increasing the bond you have with your partner is really important for building a strong, lasting relationship. These hobbies for couples can help you do just that.

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Vinod Srinivas Serai
Vin Serai
Vin Serai is the founder of LovePanky.com, and has delved deep into the working of love and relationships for almost two decades. Having dipped his feet in almo...