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Romantic Games for Couples – How They Can Benefit Your Relationship

Here’s why romantic games for couples are so potent for your relationship

Romantic games for couples aren’t just fun, and they are not another simple solution to help you avoid dealing with boredom, or to pass time together as a couple.

They also have plenty of other fabulous benefits that will spice up your relationship and keep you healthy as a couple. In fact, the benefits of romantic games for couples are so potent that they could be considered therapy in a box!

Here’s why romantic games for couples are so potent for your relationship:

The Fun factor

You don’t need us to tell you that letting your hair down and having fun with somebody is a joyful, exhilarating and bonding experience.  

Having fun with your partner is going to keep you both smiling, and increase the bond you have together simply because you are laughing, engaging with each other, making eye contact and communicating in a fun way.   

Romantic games are the perfect way to add an extra dose of fun and diversity into your relationship.  They are easy to do too.

To help you along the way, keep a list of your favorite games handy, along with any props you need and when you are experiencing a bored rainy afternoon, or you want to work on your bond together use that opportunity to enjoy a little fun.

Romantic games are the perfect way to add an extra dose of fun and diversity into your relationship

Bringing a couple together

Sometimes a couple needs to navigate a distance between them.  It might be a distance in a marriage that has developed over time. Perhaps your partner has been away for a long time.

Maybe the kids have left the nest, and now you need to learn how to be with alone with your spouse again, or you might be in a new relationship just getting to know each other.  

A romantic game will help bring a couple together because it will cause a conversation to occur and lighten up the relationship.

Your unconscious body language will start to send messages of love and companionship to each other, and in some games, you’ll have to get intimate and look into each other’s eyes (hopefully).  

All of the side effects that occur from playing romantic games for couples only serve to pull you together. They help you build an unconscious bond and help to break down walls and barriers that you both might have so that you can learn to communicate well with each other.  

All of the side effects that occur from playing romantic games for couples only serve to pull you together

Can help to solve problems in the relationship

Whether its communication issues that you have or if you are stuck in a rut. Perhaps you want to overcome some intimacy issues or build trust and a connection with each other.

Regardless of your intention, there will be a romantic game for couples that can help you smash through these relationship blocks and work through the challenges in a fun way.  

If you are struggling with communication choose a game such as Charades, Two Truths, And A Lie, or Twenty Questions to help you to work together on how you communicate with each other.  

Shake things out of a rut by having a regular game night, make sure the games push your boundaries slightly (but not so much that they are off-putting) and get stuck in.  

Before you know it, you’ll be inspired to do more things in your relationship together and move your relationship out of its funk.  

If you want to build trust, connection or overcome intimacy issues, choose games that involve touching, looking at each other, or experimenting in new ways together, it might feel somewhat awkward at first, but in no time at all, you’ll be looking forward to your next game session together.  

Romantic games take the pressure off a relationship

It’s tough when you’ve been together as a couple for a long time to avoid falling into a rut.  It’s also tough to keep coming up with fun and inspiring ideas for what to do to keep things spicy.  Having a backup plan of different games, you can play along with other activities you can do will take the pressure off and give you plenty of opportunities to add some romantic fun to your relationship

Make things even easier on yourself by creating a game or entertainment box. Write down (on card or individual pieces of paper) all of the ideas you have for romantic games, and also other things you can do together.  And when you are at a loose end dive in, pick a card and get busy with your selection.

Here are five romantic games for couples to get you started, all of which will infuse laughter and fun into your love life with no effort at all

1. Stare off

Ok, so this game is old, but it’s fun, competitive and great for remembering to look into each other’s eyes – literally. Just look into each other’s eyes without blinking. It can be played anytime, anywhere, even subtly in public places and can often lead to intimate interactions!

Don’t worry about playing the game in public. You’ll spread the romance by inspiring people who notice you playing this game. They might add this romantic game to their own relationship goals.

You'll spread the romance by inspiring people who notice you playing this game

2. Charades

A perfect game to develop your communication together; your actions will speak louder than words, and you’ll have great fun being silly in front of each other.

3. Board games

Board games like Monopoly, Scrabble or Pictionary, are great ways to pass time. Plus you’ll find plenty of more adult-themed games available in shops (ahem!).  If you want to enjoy a lazy Sunday with your partner, then grab some board games right away.

4. Twenty questions

Twenty questions is another game you can play almost anywhere.   All you need to do is have one person think about a famous person, and the other has to ask 20 questions so that they can guess the name of that famous person. The caveat is that the person who has thought of the name can only answer with ‘yes,’ or ‘no.’   

All you need to do is have one person think about a famous person, and the other has to ask 20 questions

5. Two truths & a lie

This is a fun communication game and is a great way to get a conversation flowing, so it’s perfect for navigating a distance between a couple.  In this romantic game for couples, one person has to tell the other person three things about themselves. Two of them should be true, and the other is a lie, and the other person has to guess which was the lie.  It can be a very revealing game if you want it to be.

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