If you’ve recently got together with someone perhaps during lockdowns and you haven’t had the chance to spend too much time with them yet or get to know them properly then this is something that will probably be making you nervous.
Getting to know someone properly is essential especially if you are looking to turn your relationship into something more serious. There are lots of things that you can do to get to know your partner better, and we have put together some of our top tips and activities that you can do to get to know your partner.
Some things might be harder for you to do than others, so it’s important to choose things that you both will enjoy doing although sometimes it is good to go out of your comfort zone and experiment with new and exciting things.
Remember that the main thing to make sure that you really get to know your partner is to keep communicating. This is the best way to make sure that you not only know your partner well, but that if you ever have any problems, you know that you can talk to each other to help each other through them.
Stay Up All Night Talking
This is something that a lot of couples do at the start of their relationships, but tend to stop doing once they’ve been with someone a long time. If you are someone that finds it hard to open up and talk about yourself, perhaps do something with your partner to help you relax first and help you to let your barriers down.
Staying up all night and talking sounds like something from a romantic film, but it can be a really fun thing to do with your partner.
It’s also a good thing to make time to do regularly, especially if you both have busy lives, finding time to be present with each other is important and helps you to make sure that you both are talking and are happy in the relationship.
This is a fun idea to do for a date night and will allow you to really get to know your partner. There are lots of games out there specifically designed for couples which have questions included that you can ask each other. Perhaps you could make it more fun and have a drink or shot if one of you refuses to answer a question, or create a game like truth or dare!
Take A Trip Somewhere New
Something that is really nice to do with your partner is to organize a trip away together, for a night or a weekend. You could hire a camper van and go travelling somewhere new, or take a train to a new city that you’ve never visited before.
Having a new adventure with your partner is a good way to not only spend more quality time with them, but it will allow you to get to know them better by having time away from your daily lives and routines.
There are lots of websites that you can visit to book last minute getaways and choose something that suits your budget, whether you choose an all-inclusive venue or a self-catering apartment, it will be a fun experience and a great way to create memories together.
If you really want to get to know each other properly you could visit each other’s family and share memories of where you grew up, plus we all know that our families know the real us so It would be a good opportunity to let your partner know the real you.
Cook A Meal Together
You don’t need to be a good cook to enjoy this activity, and sometimes it can be more fun if you’re not a good cook! Choose a recipe that you both like the look of, buy the ingredients and cook a meal together.
You could mix things up a little by cooking a different part of the meal, so one of you does the main and one does the dessert. It’s a fun way to spend the evening, and you get to enjoy a nice home cooked meal at the end of it too!
Enjoy A Long Walk In The Countryside
This one is great to do on a summers day and you could also take a picnic along with you and enjoy some lunch together too. Being outside in nature is good for our mental health and also a good way to boost our immune systems and just helps us to feel happier.
You could take a long walk with your partner and use this as an opportunity to talk to them about anything that might be bothering you, or ask them questions that will help you get to know them. It’s also a good way to just enjoy spending time together away from other people and distractions.