Grow even closer this weekend
Five ways to break out of your routine with some seriously fun twosome time
DITCH YOUR CLOTHES
Spend Saturday as if your place were a nudist colony. You’ll still do everyday things like laundry, reading and eating avocado toast... but in your birthday suits. Along with some silliness, you’ll also be eyeing off each other’s hot bits. But make a pact not to mention sex outright. Having no pressure to have it allows space for creating deeper intimacy and a powerful sexual connection, says Jeney. So when bae accidentally brushes against your bod and things heat up from there, the action will be even more fiery and intense.
PLAN AN OVERNIGHT
Stay in town, but switch up your scenery by booking one or two nights at a funky Airbnb or a nearby hotel. After checking in (and testing the bed!), head out to that cute restaurant you Googled, take a long walk in a rando part of the city, or play tourist and visit a local attraction you haven’t been to. ‘Getting out of your routine inspires flirtation and a sense of mystery that’s crucial for relationships,’ explains Jeney. To max out the staycation’s potential, agree to ditch social media. And for extra oomph, pack some sexy lingerie.
CRUSH A DIY PROJECT
Whether it’s potting indoor plants, designing a gallery wall, or building a table, this weekend, you’re gonna do that thing you keep saying you should,
suggests Jennifer B. Rhodes, PsyD, founder of Rapport Relationships. ‘Engaging in something creative together can be a bonding experience.’ So meet up at a homeimprovement store to grab supplies, then spend the next 48 hours bringing your creation to life. Your communication skills will be tested – but also strengthened – and you’ll feel like a dream team when you finish, says Jeney. (Bonus: a twoperson shower awaits.) On Sunday night, invite some pals over to admire what you made.
TRY A NEW CULTURE
Say you two have been dying to visit Spain. Well, no one is stopping you from bringing Spain to you, Fill two full days with eating foods native to the country (tapas! sangria! paella!) and taking dance lessons (flamenco!) at a nearby studio. Check out Groupon for discounts on lastminute classes.
Building a weekend around a wanderlusty locale you’re both interested in will seem special and make you feel intertwined because you experienced this culture together, says Jeney.
SHACK UP OUTSIDE
Head to your backyard or local campgrounds and erect a twoperson tent. That’s your bedroom for the weekend. ‘Getting outside is so helpful for all of us to really connect,” says Rhodes. Then turn off all your tech, and if possible, build a fire, roast hot dogs and marshmallows, play cards, stargaze, and indulge in an hourslong cuddlefest. If you don’t have outdoor space, make a pillow fort in your living room, cue up a fireplace on YouTube and get your snuggle on.
‘FANCY SOME NAKED DIY?’