In the beginning, most couples are up for doing things they don't like to do with their partner. A much smaller number of women are into football and basketball, but we women will watch with our men, because we get to spend time with them. After you've been together for awhile, you float back to the old activities you enjoyed and less to the activities that you don't enjoy with your partner. We learn that just because we have different interests, it doesn't mean our relationship doesn't work.
We all want to have fun with our partners, but most people have hobbies and in many cases, they aren't mutual. While it's great that we are all different and enjoy spending our time doing things without our spouse, it's good to find something fun that you both enjoy and that you can do together. Maybe join a bowling league or a book club or host game nights with your friends. This helps keep the fun in your relationship.
Recently, I realized how important playfulness is in a relationship. My husband submitted several emails to hopefully be invited to play a game that is still in beta. Needless to say, we both got invites and we are having a blast playing together. We are both competitive, but on the same team, which is even more fun for us. With Valentine's Day closing in, think about your interests and your partner's. I'm betting that you can come up with a fun activity that you'll both enjoy. You can debut it for Valentine's Day and then continue it once or twice a month.
"The average person living to age 70 has 613, 000 hours of life. This is too long a period not to have fun." ~ Author Unknown