25 Bucket List Ideas for Couples

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Whether you are in a new relationship and you want to get to know your partner better or you've been together for decades and you want to spice things up, finding ways to connect as a couple is essential. There is no better way to bring you and your loved one closer together than to go through memorable experiences.

We've compiled a list of once-in-a-lifetime activities that are perfect for doing together as a couple. Now all you have to do is get busy checking them off the list.

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Go Skydiving


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To really get the adrenaline going jump out an airplane (with your parachutes safely fastened, of course!). You'll both see the world differently when you land safe and sound back on earth.

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Book a Couples Massage

Need some relaxation? Get a couples massage where you will get your treatments in the same room. A spa day is even better knowing your partner is right there with you enjoying it by your side.

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Take a Road Trip

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Road trips always lead to adventures; you never really know the places you'll see or the people you'll meet. Learn more about one another and the country by driving to a place you've never been. If you're feeling very ambitious, consider a cross-country journey.

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Try Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping is an activity where you jump from a high place like a bridge or the top of a tower with a long rope secured around your ankles. You'll never forget seeing the look on your partner's face when you are upside down, falling through the air.

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Camp Out

Get in touch with nature by going to the middle of nowhere, pitching a tent, and sleeping under the stars. Don't forget to bring all the supplies needed to make s'mores over an open fire.

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Answer the 36 Questions that Lead to Love

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In the late 1990s, psychologist Arthur Aron developed a set of 36 questions that are scientifically proven to help humans get vulnerable and connect with one another on a deeper level. Answer them with your partner and learn things you never knew.

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Take a Cooking Class

Learn new skills in the kitchen by taking a class from a professional. Not only will you have a blast, but you'll also leave with recipes and tips you can try at home together.

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Go Stargazing

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Drive to the middle of nowhere to gaze at the stars either by yourself or with a professional astronomer who has access to a telescope. Keep your eye out for shooting stars, and don't forget to make a wish as soon as you see one whizzing by.

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Write Each Other a Love Letter

Take the time to write down how you feel about one another in an old-fashioned love letter. Consider buying beautiful paper and a fancy pen to make it extra special. Place it in a special location where your loved one is sure to find it.

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Get Your Fortunes Read

Visit a fortune teller or psychic to get your fortunes read. It will be fun to share the predictions with one another and see how they match up.

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Join a Sports League

Sign up for a sports league, whether it's volleyball or bowling, where you can solidify your teamwork skills and make friends along the way.

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride

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Soar across a beautiful landscape in the basket of a hot air balloon. Bring some bubbles so you can toast your voyage. Consider scheduling your ride for sunrise or sunset, when mother nature will put on a show.

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Go Axe Throwing

Sure, axe throwing is a lot of fun. Who doesn't want to hurl a weapon at a wooden board? But it's also a great way to get out any frustrations and leave your stress as a couple behind. Make a bet on who can hit the bullseye first!

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Attend the Olympic Games in Person

Luckily the Olympics take place every two years (winter and summer) across the globe, giving millions of spectators the opportunity to see them live. Book a trip to an upcoming Olympic games and cheer on the athletes with your partner by your side.

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Go Skinny Dipping

If you've never tried skinny dipping there is no one better to do it with than your significant other. Find a pool or natural body of water like a lake that is secluded and enjoy the feeling of freedom you'll get from being in your birthday suit in the water.

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Take an Art Class

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Whether you're interested in ceramics, life drawing, or painting, release your inner creativity by taking an art class. Display your masterpieces in your home so you can remember the fun you had that day.

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Get a Tattoo

Tattoos aren't for everybody, but if you're thinking about getting one consider doing it with your partner. You can go through the pain—and compare the results—together, making it a bonding experience.

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Take a Spontaneous Trip

Look up planes or a train schedule and buy a ticket for the first destination on the list. Or spin a globe with your eyes closed and head to the place where your finger is pointing when you open your eyes.

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Make Your Own Wine or Beer

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There are kits for making your own beer at home and some wineries have programs where you can make a special blend for yourself. Make your own adult beverage and then toast with the final product you made by hand.

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Run a Marathon

Anybody can run a marathon; you just have to know how to train for it. Make this ambitious goal something you and your partner do together. You can motivate one another and keep each other going until you reach the finish line.

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Go Vegan for One Month

If you're interested in eating less meat for health or environmental purposes, try going vegan for one month with your partner. You can experiment with different recipes and visit vegan-friendly restaurants.

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Take In the Northern Lights

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The Northern Lights are one of the greatest natural wonders of the universe, and they are spectacular to see. Plan a trip to see them with your partner and be amazed together.

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Visit a Wonder of the World

Great Wall of China

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There are wonders of the world from the Great Wall of China to the Taj Mahal in India. Book a once-in-a-lifetime trip to see at least one of them.

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Join the Mile High Club

This one needs no explanation; join this exclusive club and spice up your sex life.

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Climb a Mountain

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Wake up early to get to a mountain peak before sunrise. From that perspective it will feel like the whole world belongs to the two of you.

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