(Closed) What Do You/Spouse Do For Fun?

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 2
701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Now that it’s summer, we do a lot of gardening together. We’re both pretty into our veggie garden. We take our dogs for long walks, which gives us about an hour to unplug and chat every night. If there’s a local event, like a weekly outdoor concert we might check that out. Our town has a live theatre company, so we go watch the new show every month…weekends we might go to the movies. We both like camping and weekend trips, so we do a lot of that as well. Winter we’ll play board games pretty often.

Post # 3
2621 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We were just talking about this, here is our list:

-Walks: we got on a nightly walk and talk about our day

-Cooking/Baking: we don’t really love cooking, but it’s something we do together

-Excerise: we both love yoga and random stuff at our gym.

-Exploring local State Parks:  We both enjoy walking around in the outdoors, so we do try to make it out to a big state park at least a few times over the summer

-Traveling:  We have recently taken a couple big trips, but we also like to do weekend getaways and camping

-Playing board games together

-Going out to local tap rooms for beer

Post # 4
739 posts
Busy bee

We tend to meet up with friends for food and drinks pretty often. Depending on the day we’ll cook and have people over or go to a friend’s for a BBQ and drinks.  We love trying out new bars and restaurants in our city with different friends or just us two.

On the nights we stay in we like to quickly tidy the flat together, then light some candles and watch some Netflix.

We love walking around and exploring so we’ll do that in our city on a Saturday or Sunday, just pick an area and walk around, maybe find a flower market, stop for a cocktail etc. We also love weekend away to explore, so we tend to do a European city break one weekend out of every two months. 

Post # 6
1036 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Aside from the usual cleaning that everyone has to do, we enjoy being outdoors. We go to parks and have breakfast or lunch outside. We go on walks with our daughter. We camp once or twice a year.

Post # 7
427 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - State Park

In the summer we go to the beach every weekend we have available.  It’s our favorite place and favorite thing to do. 

I garden. He loves local racing and will go to the track about once a week. We both like projects around the house and will create them even if we have nothing to do. I’ll get furniture super cheap at yard sales or whatever and refinish it, usually I’ll give it away when I’m done. 

In the winter we don’t do much other than projects around the house. It’s a lot of tv watching. Every fall we make a list of things we want to do in the winter. We usually hit about 20 things and accomplish like 5. But it’s a lot of day trips – cities, particular restaurants we want to try especially if they’re far away, tubing, particular baking or cooking projects, etc. 

Its great to find things to do together. But it’s also great to find things to do individually especially if you have something you’d like to explore that’s he’s not as interested in. 

Post # 8
395 posts
Helper bee

My hubby is really into boardgames and he got me invovled in it too. Once a week he meets up with his friends and on that day I go to yoga and once a week we go together to a boardgame night – it’s a lot of fun, very social.

Now that it’s warm we also ride our bikes more often.

Jigsaw puzzles is also something we enjoy doing together.

He’s the more outgoing social one and hates sitting at home so even on the days we don’t have any plans we at least have a walk around the block.




Post # 9
473 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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princessbeec :  You mentionend you both enjoy cooking…maybe you guys could take a fun cooking class together??? Do you think your DH would be up for something like that?

Post # 10
18 posts
  • Wedding: October 2017

We walk our dog together, go to the pool or beach.  We live in Orlando, and have annual passes to Disney and Universal, so we typically do that 1-2 times a month.  We both enjoy music, so we go to concerts sometimes.  We have checked out some of the local touristy things to do around here or will just go to a local farmers market or art show and walk around when the weather is nice.  Sometimes I just wander over to groupon and find something that is cheap and looks fun.  He also enjoys poker and I don’t hate it, so sometimes we will sit down late at night and play against each other with music playing and just talk and enjoy our time together.

Post # 12
9128 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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princessbeec :  we go hiking, play board games, do puzzles, talk about the news or new books we’ve read, get tipsy and do living room karaoke from Youtube (pre-pregnancy, but it was fun!), browse yard sales, play with the dog, or go out to dinner/movie/show. We somehow even manage to make house projects fun and teach ourselves new skills. 

Post # 13
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

Learn something together, we did a ski course at our local indoor slope which was great. We then started ballroom dancing lessons to get some wedding first dance prep in and have kept going. There’s a reason couples hook up on Strictly (the UKs dancing with the stars), its nice to look into your husbands eyes for an hour 🙂 we’re not very good and the youngest by 20 years but it makes us feel better if we veg on the sofa the rest of the week.

Someone else mentioned jigsaws and we also did one the other week for the first time! We thought itd be a bit lame but all the visitors to our house wanted to help too and we enjoyed it.

Post # 14
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

We have been trying to organize a dance class together for months, just waiting for the cycle to come up. Is there a class you could take together, or a new hobby? Learn a language or do something artistic?

If he doesn’t like walking for exercise, you could try walking somewhere with a goal. We try to pick a new neighborhood once every couple weekends and go explore it and then find a new place there for dinner/drinks. 

Is there a house/apartment project you might like to do together? Painting a room, or something more ambitious like a building project.

What about somewhere that has a membership you could get together – museum/amusement park/gallery/national park/athletic center?


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