Apart from personality and attraction, what else do you look for in a partner? We often feel that having the same interests with the person you’re dating is the most important part of a relationship. Let’s say you go out and meet a guy for the first time, and find out that the both of you share the same love for romantic films, but conversations with him seem quite challenging. Would it still make you happy?
A lot of couples feel that it’s important to have common interests and to enjoy hobbies together. But not having any similar interests does not mean that your relationship is doomed to fail if he doesn’t enjoy sushi the way you do. The key to having a good relationship, even with different interests is to be able to compromise and to open yourself up to trying something new.
There really is no way to determine if a relationship could possibly work whether or not you have similar interests, but if you live by these few exercises, you can probably nurture a very healthy relationship.
Participate in His Interests
Take turns each week to try something that he likes and get him to try something you like every week. Compromise can help determine a healthy relationship, so open yourself up and give something new a try. This will only help you bond better and we reckon a reward is certainly in order.
Try to Negotiate Conflict
Conflict is a healthy part of a relationship, and having enough conflict determines whether or not you’ll be able to grow together as a couple, and how you both react to things. Honesty is best in this case, and if you really can’t move on further with his interests, tell him that you can’t, or suggest other ways you can get further into it.
Inject Intimacy into Your Hobbies
If you can add the sexual element into your hobbies, it’s certainly a win-win situation for both. This not only gives you both the chance to explore intimacy together as a couple, but it also adds more spice in the bedroom activities.
Respect his Space
Men will be men, and he’ll always want his space. Like you, he’ll also want to reconnect with his inner self because sometimes, we often lose ourselves in the clouds of love. So use this opportunity to spend time with your family, or even hang out with your friends. Some time apart isn’t always a bad thing.