Scientists Say These Activities Are Guaranteed To Spice Up Your Relationship

March 13, 2019  |  

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Every relationship gets to points of monotony. We spend so much time with our significant others that the butterflies in our stomach can drop and suddenly bae becomes a roommate. But according to scientists, there are a couple of sure fire ways to add the heat back into your cold relationship.

Rachel Wright, MA, LMFT, the co-founder of Wright Wellness Center, told Bustle that we have to revamp the ways we approach quality time and dates.

“It’s time to put an end to the stereotypical movie dates,” Mackenzie Riel, relationship expert with TooTimid, told Bustle. “The best types of activities to bond allow the two of you to do something fun together, while also being able to have conversation.”

Here are a few ways for you to easily add some mojo into your relationship cup:

Have Sex

This one’s obvious, but make love! A report from researchers at Florida State University said that sex promotes “pair bonding.” And partners may experience a sex “afterglow” that can keep them on a natural high for days…even months.

Listen To Music Together

A study from Freie University discovered that music is a great way to connect with people. The scientists say that music trigger the part of the brain that is responsible for trust, cooperation and empathy. It’s also linked to the release of oxytocin, the bonding hormone.

Do Something Philanthropic

A study from the journal of Hormones and Behavior found that people who volunteer experience an increase in oxytocin. A survey from Wallet Hub revealed similar results, discovering that married couples who volunteer together bond.


There’s nothing like a change in atmosphere to get your love juices flowing. A study from the U.S. Travel Association found that couples who saw the world together believed that traveling “inspires romance.”



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