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Dating Your Partner: 4 Unconventional Ideas

Have you ever felt like your relationship has hit a consistent rut? Maybe you’ve been together for years, and feel like you’re doing the same thing over and over again?

Research suggests that sharing new and exciting experiences significantly improves one’s connection to his or her significant other. The reason behind that is simple. When one identifies an experience as pleasurable, neurotransmitters dopamine and norepinephrine are released, and bonding occurs.

That’s partially why a common suggestion to “just go out,” to dinner or to the movies sometimes doesn’t cut it to re-make or continue growing a strong bond. To truly fall in love all over again, a couple needs to create adventures that are truly novel and exciting. So with that said, here are a couple of things you can do:

1) Identify what you both find exhilarating in your personal life.

Is it experiencing new food flavors, or is it going for a jog? Take an inventory of the top five things that you find most exciting. Ask your partner to do the same. Share these together, and try and find ways to include him/her in it.

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