We see old couples in love and we only admire them without learning from them. Yet our relationships end in a blink of an eye. Not realizing that their old-fashioned ways of showing love must be their secret. Worry not, here are 7 old-fashioned ways of bonding that will definitely spice up your relationships and make you love each other more.
1. Write to each other
Our parents were such great poets. Love must have made them so good in languages and literature. They could compose love letters or poems in their dialect and it would still be lovely. Writing letters to your spouse is sure an amazing way to express your emotions. I remember receiving one from my ex. Though it seemed childish and old-fashioned at first, it touched a special place in my heart, made me smile and I just had to keep it and reply.
2. Go to the theatre
Nowadays classics are no longer really appreciated by our generation. We prefer to watch blockbusters, science fiction and other chick flicks at the cinema. Going to the theatre to see a musical concert, a traditional play or an historical one is definitely an act we must throwback into our relationships. Let’s appreciate art, literature and our culture. Tired of the classics? you can also go to a festival.
3. Play board and card games
This definitely makes it a fun time for both of you. Ludo, Whot, Scrabble, Chess, and all other fun games help you and your partner bond and bring about a strong connection. Getting bored? Play games with him/her. You’ll enjoy it.
4. Appreciate each other
To you she might be flawlessly beautiful, but to her she sees some flaws and will forever be in competition with other women. So never hesitate to make her feel special and valued. Same applies to guys as well; appreciate his little efforts, when he’s down support him. Men have soft cores too. Concisely remind your partner that they’re special, appreciate them regularly and make them feel valued.
5. Exchange personal items
At the sight of a bracelet of hers in your hand, you’ll give it a deep thought before you unbutton that other girl’s blouse. That’s probably fiction because people still cheat with wedding rings on. Yet exchanging personal items like brooches, bracelets, necklaces, and other unisex items is always nice and sweet. It always brings fond memories when you wear them. You should also make it a point of duty to never show up empty handed when visiting. Give surprise gifts, no matter how small. This does not only apply to guys alone.
6. Spend quality time without technology
Technology and social media has robbed us of how beautiful and nice loving someone can be. Even on dates a partner will excuse himself/herself to check something on the phone. These intermissions could be annoying. This is your chance to break out of the norm, switch off your phones, go for a drive, go for a picnic, go to the beach, and have a quiet and nice time in a serene environment.
7. Build each other and invest consistently in the relationship
Relationships nowadays are mostly about the romance, sex and lousy goals but then it was all about building and believing in the one you care for, sacrificing for them and motivating them. We should all inculcate these, keep the fights between each other, communicate and work things out. The social media is not a platform for us to vent out things that should be kept private.