Post # 1
Somtimes I reflect on how much I wasn’t actually enjoying life and living in the moment. I didn’t do much but school and work before meeting FI. And I was terrified of coasters. But now, I’ve been on a coaster 300 ft high and I enjoy going with him to Theme Parks. I also enjoy going on road trips and stopping by antique stores (something I would have never imagined myself enjoying).
Does anyone have a similar experience? Or perhaps if the opposite is true (you opened your partner up to new adventures) you can share that as well.
Post # 2
Cruising! I hadn’t been on one since I was a kid until DH. It’s the only big vacations we’ve taken together (although we gave an all inclusive trip planned in 2 weeks!)
& this probably isn’t what you meant but….he taught me to love tennis shoes. I’ve always hated them & didn’t own a pair my entire adult life u til he came along. I always hated how bulky they were. He introduced me to non-bulky tennis shoes & I love them!!!
Post # 3
mandakay0021 : No that’s a good one, actually. My FI taught me that it’s okay to wear a swim-suit. Lol, I was a shorts jeans with a tank top kind of girl before meeting him.
Post # 4
Yes! FI has totally opened up my eyes to so many new things in the 6+ years we’ve been together. Because of him I’m so much more adventurous when it comes to trying new foods (when I would go out to eat before, it was always hamburgers, pizza, nachos or pasta). He’s given me an appreciation for good graphic design, and we like to share things we find that are extremely well-designed. And most surprising to me: somehow he managed to get me interested in watching Formula Drift races, car modifications, and “The Fast and the Furious” franchise.
Post # 5
Shooting guns (I still don’t love it, but probably never would have tried if not for him). Running. And not really adventures, but I never ate seafood til we started dating. And I guess other foods in general, that I wouldn’t have tried before we were together. I’m still picky but less so now haha
Post # 6
I started playing DnD around the same time as my boyfriend started DnD. My mother wouldn’t let me play it in high school because she thought it was a cult, but little did she know it was just a board game and nothing more. I should have just told her that it was just a board game.
Post # 7
- Wedding: July 2017 - The Lodge at Little Seneca Creek
Like you, OP, I didn’t do too much aside from school/work before my FI came along. Now I go to at least 6 NASCAR races a year, and we go to a ton of concerts. He’s helpe me to enjoy life so much more and to separate my work life from my personal life.
Post # 8
The opposite is true for my SO am I. He never did ANYTHING before he met me. So I introduced him to 3D movies, the beach, the zoo, museums, botanical gardens, etc. He often tells me he doesn’t know how he had never done any of that as an adult and how much fun those things are. One thing that he did convince me to try was going to comedy clubs. I always assumed that comedy clubs were for trendy people and that the jokes there were raunchy. But I actually enjoy going to them and we’ve now been to several together! 😊
Post # 9
When I moved to CA, he bought me a surf board and we surfed almost everyday either together or apart. I met a lot of people that way, which was awesome. He also bought me a skateboard when I turned 29, but I’m more of a ride around town over tricks. While i worked in marketing, I was more the communication strategy person and he has the media side on all fronts. He got me interested in graphic design, so I took classes. Now I have a BA, MA in comm and can use all Adobe Master Collection programs. We both love photography, so we both enjoyed sharing that experience together while checking out new places. I introduced him to running, being even more adventurous with trying new foods and beers, and treating yo self at spas. We also introduce each other to new books and tv shows all the time. I love when he gets invested in things like Below Deck and ASOIAF (once GoT started on HBO, he grabbed my books and we discussed theories and etc.), just as he becomes really excited when I flip on Fuel or see Dragon Ball on Saturday mornings and put it on as he collected the books as a kid. When I took sailing lessons, he rented a boat once I was certified so I could teach him the basics.
Post # 10
International travel. For whatever reason, I wasn’t that interested in seeing the world until DH opened me up to how amazing it is. Now it’s a shared passion of ours and we travel internationally as much as we can (about 4 times a year). We are currently working on adding more places to our must see list.
Post # 11
Yes! I started a hobby with aquariums thanks to my DH. I started with my own tiny 10 gallon tank, then upgraded to a 60 gallon, now I have my 125 gallon full of rare beauties. Together we have 2 tanks in our house.
Also, he opened me up to sport of hockey and as a result i have taken up adult figure skating classes.
Post # 12
I’m a way less picky eater since meeting my husband. He’s opened me up to being much more adventurous with the foods I eat.
And he also really got me into video games. I played a bit before I met him but he introduced me to a lot of good games and I’m much more into it now.
Post # 13
I know more about beer and guns than I ever thought I would. He’s also taught me a little about cooking.
Post # 14
cik2017 : This is a great thread.
One of the things I love about my DH is that he goes for things and tries things. He is just so open minded and positive.
I feel like before I met him I set so many limits on myself. I’m really introverted and rarely stepped out of my comfort zone. When I met DH he was travelling in Canada from Australia. I moved to Australia to be with him and this opened up SO many things.
I met a lot of new friends and said “yes” to doing things I might have skipped before.
We have travelled to Thailand, Japan, UK, USA, Vietnam and other places. I would probably not have taken an overnight bus, went scuba diving, gone into Japanese Onsens…
I think the biggest one is that I learned to play the drums! My DH and I started a punk band with some friends. We all learned to play (Except DH – he already played guitar really well) and now we do regular gigs and have an album coming out!
Post # 15
I’m loving the responses everyone! I have also explored some with my taste buds as a result of being with FI. But he has yet to try sushi with me. I’m keeping my fingers crossed though! Lol