Sometimes being in a relationship can put a strain on your wallet, which might lead you to look for activities to do at home with your boyfriend. My boyfriend and I are both trying to save up so we can have everything we want in our future together, which means less restaurant dates, less movie nights out, and less bar hopping with friends. If you are in the same boat, you may be wondering how to have dates at home instead, where you can save some cash but still have fun together. Well I'm here to help you out with 22 fun activities to do at home with your boyfriend!
Before we get to the ideas, however, I want to talk about why staying in with your significant other is so great for your relationship. If you usually find yourselves surrounded by other couples, you'd be surprised at how much closer you'll feel to each other when you spend more time one on one.
The first benefit has less to do with your actual relationship and more to do with the opportunities you open up by staying in. That being how much money you'll save. Hitting the bar on the weekends, restaurants every night for dinner and the mall when you get bored on your day off all means you're spending money. If you save that cash, you'll be able to buy a house together, go on your dream vacation or anything else that you've been wanting to do together.
Being home alone together eliminates the distractions that could be interfering with your bond. When you aren't taking attention away from each other to talk to friends, meet new people and find something to do, you are able to focus that energy on each other and that strengthens your partnership and gives you a chance to foster what you have together.
Additionally, when you are able to keep the focus on each other, you are able to build new memories that only the two of you share. Having those special moments with your boyfriend makes you feel closer to each other and gives you great times to remember when the going gets tough. Being at home is the perfect opportunity to try new things and get out of your going out rut.
You probably won't be surprised to find that staying in is healthier too. When you prepare meals and snacks at home, you are able to control what goes into them, meaning they are generally lower in fat and calories. Plus, restaurant and bar food has very little in the way of nutrition. By staying home together, you can try new foods, build your cooking skills and get healthier in the process.
Being home is also more restful than going out. If you and your boyfriend have been skimping on sleep because happy hour drags out late into the night, you're going to feel so much better by staying home instead. You can go to bed at a decent hour, get the sleep you need and then wake up and slay it in the morning. Plus, when you're home, you can relax in your sweats and stay cozy under a blanket. So instead of going to the theater or the bar, rent a movie, grab a six pack and snuggle up with your boyfriend on the couch at home.
Here's something you may not have considered - when you stay in together, you get the chance to try new things or foster a hobby that you share. Maybe you spend your time at home sampling wines, having a paint your own canvas night or you try learning a new card game. Whatever it is, you can build a new dynamic in your relationship by shutting out the world and doing something you love together.
If you're still unsure, consider that staying in is trending in a huge way right now. More and more young people are choosing to stay in and engage in quiet, relaxing activities at home. It's a prime way to practice self care and is a great way to save money and build the bond you have with your boyfriend. I'm not saying you should never go out and have some fun, but try to balance it with your time spent at home for a well-rounded and happy life you're going to love.
Now that you know why it's so wonderful to stay home with your boyfriend, you probably want some ideas on how to entertain yourselves. If you're used to going out, you may be at a loss as to what to do at home. That's why I've collected this list of really fun ways to have a good time with your boyfriend right in the comfort of your own home. Here you go!
1. Have a Video Game Marathon
Most of our guys love playing video games to begin with, so why not work them into your activities to do at home with your boyfriend? Use a dry erase board or sheet of paper to keep score of who's winning and play as many games as you can against each other! Try playing everything from Call of Duty to Dance Dance Revolution. Promise each other that neither of you will get too competitive though, or else you may find yourself in a senseless argument.