20+ Amazing Hobbies that Couples can do Together

When it comes to relationships, what could be more important than spending quality time with your partner? There are endless things you can do together that will create and build a strong foundation of trust and closeness, that will enrich your lives and grow your love.

But most couples have very different passions. Some like to spend their weekends relaxing in front of a movie, while others prefer to head to the beach.

What happens when these two things clash? Well, one way to get around the issue is to have a mutual couple’s hobby that’s a bit different from your norm, but still fun and makes you both happy.

In fact, this is a good idea for any type of relationship: if you’re in a long-time relationship or marriage and you’re having trouble finding time to hang out together, try picking something that’s a little bit different and will be enjoyable for both of you.

Here you can find 21 great ideas for hobbies that could tickle the interest of you and your partner, especially if one or both of you come from different walks of life or have different ideas about how to use your leisure time.

**Tips are sorted in no particular order and can be done separately. 

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20+ Amazing Hobbies that Couples can do Together

1.   Photography

As a couple, you can explore photography together. It can be a fun hobby for both of you.

It will help you bond with each other, and it will be a nice activity you can do together.

There are a lot of books, classes, and guides you can find on how to take good photos, but if you want something that works on a more intimate level, try taking the time to learn how to use your camera and take boudoir photos together.

And the best part – is you can share your knowledge because today photography is as accessible as it has ever been before.

You can start with simple photos you take on your phone, and the sky is the limit – you can expand into different branches of photography and buy new gear in an endless list if you want to

couple taking photographs and smiling

2.   Traveling

Traveling is among the most popular hobbies of them all, so it is no surprise it can be an amazing hobby for romantic and exciting moments.

Traveling with your partner is a great way to bond, get closer, and have some fun. It gives you both an opportunity to relax, connect and get to know each other better and appreciate new experiences.

You get to experience something new together, whether you’re hiking in the mountains, sailing around the Mediterranean Sea, or just exploring new places in your own backyard.
traveling as an activity for couples

3.   Starting a Podcast or an Instagram account together

Starting a podcast or an Instagram account together is a fun way to combine your individual passions into something bigger than just the two of you.

You can create content by sharing your life experiences or by making small talk, or you can provide some extra value by teaching others something you are good at.

By sharing your life together as partners you can bond and connect even closer. 

And who knows, maybe you will amass a follower base, and it can turn out as a business endeavor. 

A couple standing in front of a camera and doing a tutorial

4.   Learning to play an instrument

If you've been thinking about learning an instrument, but haven't taken the leap yet, there are two reasons why it's a good idea.

Surely, learning a new instrument takes time and can be a challenge, but if you both love music, this surely can be a great hobby to have.

First, it lets you enjoy music and is fun, inexpensive, and can bring two people together to share a mutual passion.

Second, it's good for the brain. Playing an instrument is highly stimulating for the brain. It requires a lot of concentration and practice, and it can help improve memory.

Third, there are a lot of options to choose from, and you can combine them (i.e. one of you plays the drums, and the other guitar).

a couple standing in grass and holding a guitar

5.   Wine tasting

Of course, if you don’t drink, just skip this, but for those who like an occasional glass of wine, wine tasting or wine expert class can be a really fun and romantic couple’s hobby.

From exploring new wineries to learning about the history of winemaking, and discovering the secrets behind some of the world's most famous vintages, wine tasting is a wonderful activity to share with someone you love.

wine tasting for couples

6.   Dancing lessons

Challenge yourself with dancing lessons!

Incorporating music, physical touch, and sensuality, dancing together is a great hobby for couples. It’s a great form of exercise, it’s fun, it’s relaxing, and it’s even good for stress relief.

Plus, it’s a great way to spend time together, and it’s something that you can do at any stage in life.

Whether you’re new or experienced, there are lots of different classes available and a lot of places you can go to practice your moves.

Pick the dance type that fits best for both of you then get creative and make a show on the dance floor!

If you love the nightlife, then this might be perfect for you, because after some time you will be THE couple at any party!

Latino couple dancing in a studio with smoke around them

7.   Yoga and Meditation

If dancing does not tickle your fancy, but you still would like to do something active together, then yoga could be a great idea to do together. Or, meditation, if something more relaxing fits your preferences.

You don’t need to have an hour in a yoga gym to spend together to reap the benefits of meditation or yoga. Even 15 minutes of mindful breathing or relaxation exercises at home can provide a boost of mental clarity and calmness.

For couples, these benefits can connect and bring better communication, deeper lovemaking, and enhanced levels of intimacy.

If you’ve been meaning to try yoga with your partner but have been putting it off because of the time commitment, you’ll be pleased to know that the combination of a healthy lifestyle and a positive attitude can help you get started for only a few minutes a day.

Try this: Begin with 15 minutes of yoga poses or mindful breathing. Then, if you feel comfortable, add some meditation. You’ll notice a difference almost immediately.

Yoga for couples

8.   Learning A New Sport Together

Although it can be a challenge for some, there's something exciting and romantic about starting a new hobby together, and that's definitely true for couples who like exercise, even if it's just walking or jogging.

By being physically active you not only become more fit, but your body releases endorphins, which reduce stress and make you happy.

If you're both outdoorsy and have time and space to spare, why not set up a fun date activity, and begin learning about a new sport together?

Whether you decide to tackle an obstacle course together, learn to play basketball, or take a lesson at the gym, taking up a new sport together as partners can be a great opportunity to have fun and bond together while also keeping your relationship healthy.

There are many sports to engage in, but some great ideas for couples would be – tennis, squash, skiing, windsurfing or SUP-ing, archery, horse riding, wall climbing, and much, much more.

a Caucasian couple jogging during sunset

9.   Urban Exploration

Urban explorers are people who go out into places and explore the city while looking for interesting objects, like tunnels or abandoned buildings, that others have missed.

Urban exploration gives couples the opportunity to explore the world (well the urban part of it) together.

This is a great hobby for couples that want to explore the city and build their relationship by doing something fun and exciting, and accessible.

To make it even more exciting you can try this during the night.

Exploring your city as a couple

10.   Having Meaningful Conversations 

This is not particularly a hobby, but still a worthwhile activity you can do together.

One of the best things about being married or having a committed relationship is that you are in for a never-ending conversation with someone who is always there for you.

Share your feelings and thoughts, then ask your partner to engage in a heartfelt conversation. Ask, listen, share and connect.

So, take advantage of your partner’s passions in talking about things that are meaningful to you.

Don't just ask boring questions or say "how was your day?" ask them something deeper, like "What was the highlight of your day?" What did I do that made you smile?".

You can learn a lot from listening to your partner talks about what's going on in their life. 

a couple sitting in a studio talking and laughing together

11.   Gardening

It’s easy to fall into a routine and lose touch with the simple things in life, and gardening can be a way to connect with nature again.

Whether it’s learning how to grow a beautiful flower garden together or gardening a couple of plants in your flat, this can be a nice hobby for you and your partner.

The most beautiful garden is usually the result of two people working together. To keep things fresh and exciting, take some time out every once in a while, to learn something new.

This can be as simple as growing herbs together or as advanced as sectioning or breeding.

an Asian couple gardening and looking after plants

12.   Volunteering 

One of the best ways to work on your relationship is to share the love with something larger than yourself.

Maybe you are both into food, so why not start a local food bank or soup kitchen. Or, perhaps you both love kids, so why not volunteer in a local school or childcare facility?

If you and your significant other are passionate about something, consider taking on a common cause that will help others in need. 

And just by making other people feel better, you will feel better yourself.

man and woman volunteering and holding trash bags

13.   Playing Video Games Together

Some may say that video games are only for boys, but we can definitely say that it simply is not true. Boys, girls, men, and women can enjoy video games, so this could also be a great couple’s hobby.

In fact, one study found that couples who play video games together have more satisfying relationships than those who don't. There are a lot of great video games that are rated for all ages and skill levels.

Whether you're an expert hardcore gamer or just getting into the gaming community, a fun hobby for couples is to play video games together. 

Playing video games as a couple

14.   Arts & Crafts

A fun, romantic activity for couples to enjoy together is arts and crafts. It is one of the simplest and easiest ways to bond with your partner.

The most enjoyable part is the creativity involved and the fact that it allows you to express yourself and your thoughts in a creative, expressive environment.

To communicate with your partner through art and craft activities can just be so satisfying and freeing at the same time.

A craft is a good hobby to take up if you are looking to spice up your relationship. Make something out of your own mind and make some meaningful memories.

man and woman doing pottery together

15.   Cooking and food preservation

As the saying goes, a couple should learn together, cook together, eat together and sleep together. But in terms of hobbies, we have to agree that cooking together is one of the best.

Why? Maybe it is not the most exciting, but it creates a bond between the two, and well, everyone needs to eat, so why not make it a mutual experience, right?

It teaches a common interest and also a common language. What a perfect way to strengthen a relationship!

So, if you’re looking for a fun and creative way to build the bond between you and your partner, why not pickle some vegetables together?

You can use all the same ingredients you use for food preservation in the kitchen, and they’ll look beautiful when they’re ready to be served.

a young man and woman smiling and cooking together

16.   Genealogy

A fun hobby for couples who like attention to detail and history. Genealogy has a lot of benefits. It's a hobby that can be entirely free, requires no expensive equipment, and has no special skill set required.

In fact, you don't even need to know who you're researching to start researching. Genealogists are generally focused on tracing the lives of their family members, or researching historical events.

But the benefits don't stop there. Researching family trees has been shown to reduce stress, increase feelings of well-being, and a sense of belonging.

So whether you want to make sure your children carry on the family name or just enjoy your time together, you and your partner should give genealogy a go.

middle aged man and woman sitting close, talking and smiling

17.   Off-roading 

Contrary to the previous hobby, this one is a more upbeat activity and is meant for couples who like to explore nature together.

Off-roading is one of those activities that is extremely challenging and requires a fair bit of teamwork and planning but also offers a lot of fun.

Off-roading is the perfect activity for a couple who likes to get outdoors and explore new places together.

The downside of this hobby is that it is not among the cheapest or easiest ones, as it requires an appropriate vehicle with necessary equipment on board, it is not cheap on the gas side and you will need a driver’s license with some skills as well.

But if your budget and skillset allow you to tackle this activity, it is a really fun and challenging thing to do as a couple.

Off-roading as a couples activity

18.   Start a Book Club (for Two or more)

If you’re looking for something fun and intelligent to do together, starting a book club can be a great way to share interests. You can make a club only for the two of you or go all in and create an actual club by adding new members.

The trick is to choose books that are engaging and enjoyable for both of you but don’t overwhelm you with too much information.

This is a great hobby, because not only you will have more interesting topics on hand to converse about between you, but you will experience personal growth as well.

a closeup of a woman holding a book

19.   Join a Swinger Club

This by any means is not for anyone, but for the specific couple, it can be a perfect way to experience new sexual frontiers while being completely faithful to each other.

But the trick here is that both of you need to be on board 100%. If one of you is not, then it can lead to much damage.

So, if you both are looking for some sexual adventures and are completely confident about the both of you, then go ahead and explore!

And for those, who want new sexy fun, but don’t want to expand it involving other people – playing a sexy game can be an amazing way to do it!

20.   Comic Sketching

If the both of you are the creative type, this really might be a fun hobby!

Any relationships can be strengthened through art, like drawing together, and if you're interested in sketching or art as a hobby, comic art is especially fun for two people.

This means you would both work on the same comic as a team. Both of you would work in the same world. Maybe one of you is the better drawer, but another one is a better storyteller? Divide your roles, but work as one.

It's a great way to bring new life into your relationship and keep your love fresh. It may also help you to develop a stronger bond between you and your partner.

a sketch, drawing of a couple, the man holding flowers behind his back

21.   Appreciate Art Together

If you like art, but don’t wish to make art yourselves, you still can enjoy and appreciate it as a couple.

We all know that spending time together as a couple is beneficial to both parties, and that includes appreciating art together. Although many people reduce art to paintings and sculptures remember that art expands to many forms.

Of course, you can stick to the classics and go see art galleries, but you can also go to museums, opera/ballet, stand-ups, and many more expressions of art. Just find which one excites you the most.

fun activities and hobbies for couples

In Conclusion

Having a mutual hobby can go a long way toward improving and strengthening your relationship, and the trick here is to find something you both enjoy.

Whether you like music, sports, fashion, art, travel, nightlife, or anything else, there definitely is something that is just right for you and your partner, you just have to find it.

To find out what it might be, you can practice together, and ask yourself these questions.

Is it something you both would enjoy? Does it involve spending time together? Is it easy to learn and practice? Will it improve your relationship?

The answers to these questions will help you decide if it’s a good fit for you and your partner.

So, go have a heartfelt conversation with your significant other and find the best thing specifically for you!

As always, feel free to read other relationship tips and look around our store to find some thoughtful and sexy gifts for couples.

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