One of the best ways to maintain closeness in a relationship is having a hobby together. When you are both involved, you'll find more opportunities to get to know each other and develop a more intimate relationship. A quick and fun way to do this is by starting a collection that you are both interested in. For ideas on different types of collections see below:
Press and label each flower so you will be able to identify it later on.
- Love Letters
Try to find as many original, or copies of original, love letters as possible.
- Key Chains
Collect a key chain from every place you visit.
Encourage walks on the beach with this collection.
- Items Of A Certain Brand Or Type
Many people love collecting things such as Coca Cola® memorabilia or specific animal figurines. If you have a favorite brand or animal this might a fun thing to collect.
Create a memory book. Every significant place you go to together, make sure to take a photo, gather any material available from the place and write a page or two about your time spent together. This will make a wonderful item to look back on all the great times you've spent together.
When it comes to deciding on what collection to start, your possibilities are as endless as your imagination. Just make sure you find something that you both will enjoy and continue to collect. Also, make sure you will not have any storage problems. The last thing you want is to be overrun by your collection!
Illustration from Clyde Mendes column at MetroSexual LA