Why You and Your Love Should Cook Dinner Together (and Why You Sometimes Shouldn’t)

Reconnect with your significant other by getting in the kitchen
Happy cooking couple


Cooking together can really spice up your relationship.

For many people couples living together, cooking is just one of those things one person does so you don’t go hungry. It’s not necessarily seen as something that can be romantic, fun, or a new way to shake up the dynamic of your household. But really, it can be. If you’re looking for a new way to inject a little spice into your relationship, or you’re just looking for a new hobby for you and your significant other to enjoy together, try cooking.

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Cooking dinner together is a goal many people in relationships should aim for, but some things may make it feel impractical. Perhaps one of you is less interested in learning how to cook than the other, maybe your kitchen is just too small for two people, or you never seem to be home at the same time in the evenings.

And while these may be big obstacles to getting in the kitchen together, finding a shared hobby can lead to easy (and cheap!) quality time together, which will result in a happier, more fulfilling relationship. You can improve on your communication skills and your chopping technique, all while mixing up a delicious meal for two.


Here are some reasons you should — or shouldn’t — cook dinner together.