Have you ever read a book with your partner? If not, you’re missing out. Not only is it one of the most romantic dates you will have but studies show that reading aloud to your partner is beneficial to your relationship. It is also free and requires minimal effort. Need more convincing? Here are 4 reasons why you should read with your partner:
- Quality Time Together
I don’t always have time to spend with bae. Even though we live together we aren’t always spending time together. We go on dates here and there but with different work schedules and life being crazy in general its difficult. We both enjoy reading so we figured why not read together?
- Creates Discussions
Think of reading with your partner as having your own book club. Reading stimulates your brain and creates thought-provoking questions you can ask one another. PJ and I are currently reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me and the books subject has led to great discussions.
- A Chance to Unplug
I hate competing with a cell phone for attention. If you’re reading a book you have to put the phone down to be engaged. Use this time to focus on each other instead of your timeline.
- Difference Type of Intimacy
The closeness reading with your partner creates is a type of intimacy you cannot create on a traditional date. You learn each others interest and may see another side of your partner you wouldn’t normally see. Also, if the sound of your partners voice is a turn on this is the ideal date for you.
So next time you’re struggling to come up with date night plans, cuddle up with a good book. If it’s a nice day, grab a blanket, pack some snacks, and head to a local park and read outside.
Have you read with your partner before? What are your favorite books to read together? Share below in the comments!