They say opposites attract. Sometimes there isn’t much common ground when it comes to hobbies and pastimes, even with some of the most loving couples. It is certainly true that it can be healthy for a relationship when each person has an interest that is their very own, but too much time spent apart pursuing separate interests can pull a couple apart.
If a married couple doesn’t have any common interests they both enjoy they should try out different activities to find something they both like to do. Some guys love sports and their girls love shopping, but Saturday night is date night because they both love movies. Something that simple can bond help you stay bonded if it feels like “your thing.”
If you’re active people try hiking or rock climbing, maybe something neither of you has ever done before. This way you’re discovering it together and you can encourage each other and cheer each other on. Maybe the two of you can volunteer somewhere together, perhaps at a pet shelter if you’re both animal lovers, or building houses together for Habitat for Humanity. The activity matters less than the time spent together doing something you both love.
Having a common interest will help a couple to be friends as well as lovers, which is a crucial part of a healthy, successful relationship.