Making A Couple’s Bucket List Could Save Your Relationship—Here’s Why

Making a to-do list with your partner is the perfect way to add in some spice to your relationship and deepen your connection more than you would have imagined. Here are 10 ways that making a couple’s bucket list could save your relationship.

  1. You could discover new passions. Sure, you have the idea in your mind that you love soccer, but maybe you also love volleyball ball too. You only discover this when you have an open mind and are ready to try new things. Maybe your partner has an idea for the bucket list but you’re feeling very uncertain. Consider giving it a chance and you never know what you’ll discover about yourself.
  2. You can bond over shared interests. Maybe you both love board games, so you can hit up that board game cafe you’ve been meaning to try and then play a whole new game. Bonding over shared interests is a great way to keep your relationship intact and to help you feel close. Plus, this can remind you how compatible you are because you share quite a few interests.
  3. You can ignite the flame between you two. Who knows what you need to reignite the flame that may have fizzled out between you? It could be a game, travel destination, or a meal. Trying different things can give you a chance at stoking the fire. When thinking about reigniting the passion, you have to think outside of the box. You have to be creative. A couple’s bucket list is a perfect way to do just that.
  4. You can share memories and stories. Maybe you’ve done something similar or traveled somewhere that was like the place you’re going. It’ll drum up some memories in your mind and you’ll be able to share them with your partner. You can share good stories, like the time that you got really drunk in that place and did a really stupid thing. Maybe your partner didn’t know about that, but it would make them laugh.
  5. You can make new memories. Life is all about being in the present moment, enjoying what’s happening. Though eventually, the memories that we make with those closest to us become the past. It’s important to celebrate those memories. Collecting them together as a couple is very special. You can look back on them to laugh and smile.
  6. You can get excited. Who doesn’t like being excited? You can get amped up together about a plan that you have to check something off of your list. You can share excitement through texts and conversations. It’s really nice to have something to look forward to, especially when you have someone else to celebrate with.
  7. You can work together on planning. It’ll be a whole thing on its own to just plan together. You can bounce ideas off each other, google ideas, and come up with your own. Once you have an idea you can plan the details together. It can be a mini-project that you both set aside time for. Who knows what kind of bonding will happen over planning like this?
  8. You may spice up your physical intimacy. Doing something new or being in a new place, maybe with new people, will likely shake things up for you. Maybe it’ll give you new excitement and passion in the bedroom, you never know! It may be a chance to even try new things that you hadn’t talked about before or were too nervous to try. Now’s the time to spice up your sex life.
  9. You can be inspired. Doing a couple’s bucket list might also inspire you to take a look at your own life. What are the goals you want to achieve? Where do you want to go? What do you want to do? Where are you missing out in your life? Doing something wild together can inspire you to take a leap in your personal life that you may not have otherwise.
  10. You don’t have to break the bank. Doing something on a bucket list doesn’t have to cost a ton of money. Sure, you can go to a tropical island, but you could also just take a trip to a local beach or lake. Make a day out of it, pack drinks and food and bring beach games. Getting creative can help you save money while also getting you outside of your normal routine.
Ginelle has been writing professionally for more than six years and has a bachelor’s degree in digital marketing & design. Her writing has appeared on Birdie, Thought Catalog, Tiny Buddha and more. You can follow her on Instagram @ginelletesta, via her Facebook page, or through her website at