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Fun Hobbies for Couples

Updated April 17, 2017

When you enter a relationship, you may find that although you spend lots of time together, you still tend to pursue hobbies and special interests in the same way you did when you were single---alone. You may be surprised to know that even the most content of couples can enhance their relationship by adding a fun activity they can do together. For the best results, find a hobby that peaks both your interests.

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Active Hobbies

One of the best ways to give a kick start to your libido is with exercise. There are many activities the two of you can do together that will get your heart rate up and still be lots of fun. If you're into extreme sports, look into rock climbing, hang-gliding, scuba, rollerblading and skiing. Other active hobbies that can double as special interests built for two include biking, hiking, canoeing, golf, bowling, skateboarding, horseback riding, weightlifting and dancing.

Other less-strenuous activities you can do that still get you up and out of the house are fishing, gardening, boating, camping, shell collecting, metal-detecting, horse or dog racing and drumming.

Moneymaking Hobbies

Some hobbies have the added benefit of bringing in a little extra cash. Once you learn the skills you need for these hobbies, you can turn them into moneymaking, or money-saving, ventures. You can save money by clipping coupons.

You can make money by entering sweepstakes (or sweeping), building websites, refurbishing furniture, catering, dog grooming or walking, collecting and selling cards or coins, making dolls and dollhouses, or flipping houses.

Once you've mastered your hobby, you can even make money together by teaching your new skills to others. You can teach a photography class, a pottery class or a class in making and decorating cakes.

Relaxing Hobbies

Finally, some hobbies you can do together are just plain fun. You and our significant other can enjoy each other's company while pursuing your relaxing hobby. Play a game, whether it's a computer game, a board game, bingo, poker or fantasy games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

If you both enjoy being outdoors, spend your time bird watching, bug collecting or kite flying. If you're art lovers, go to a concert, visit a museum or see the ballet or the opera. Maybe you just want to spend your time watching a movie, getting a massage or working a crossword puzzle.

Other opportunities, depending on what the two of you enjoy, include recycling, antiquing, learning a foreign language, wine tasting, building model cars, flying model planes, discovering your ancestry and playing fantasy football.

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About the Author

Diane Todd holds a Bachelor of Arts in mass communication from North Carolina State University and is a former video and web producer for a North Carolina multimedia agency. She also spent several years as a media specialist/graphics designer for the Cumberland County school system in Fayetteville, N.C.

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