Does this sound like your relationship: He watches too much TV. She's filled out countless word puzzle books, knitted enough scarves to wrap halfway around the globe, or become a Facebook addict. Even in the same room, they're lonely together. If you answered, "That's us!" then finding hobbies for couples 50+ to do together can help you to have more fun and reconnect.
I don't know about you, but our days of rock climbing, scuba diving, and snowboarding are over. (Okay, they never actually began — so we don't miss them). Still, we want to get out there and live without killing ourselves. So extreme sports are out.
Fortunately there are plenty of hobbies for couples that stress the body less. If "Born to Be Wild" remains your anthem, maybe this is the time to think about getting a couple of motorcycles and touring. (Note: the days of sitting on the back, arms wrapped around him are so over. At this stage of life, everyone deserves her own bike.) It's a great way to spend time together and see the countryside.
Glide Over Water
Do you live near a lake or river? If the idea of snapping on a rubber apron and climbing into a kayak to shoot the rapids doesn't appeal, what about gentle canoeing? Two paddling in the same direction is a perfect metaphor for a relationship where you're in tandem. Many commercial waterfront outfits will rent canoes by the day or the hour, and if you find you enjoy it, you may want to buy your own.
Earn Extra Cash
Perhaps the two of you have accumulated more stuff than you want or need around, or maybe you're thinking of simplifying your life or moving to a smaller place. Don't throw your stuff away; recycle it by selling on eBay and make some money on the side. Define your roles: Who will be the scout, the stylist, the photographer, the writer, and the one who posts the ad. And if you run out of things to sell, start waking up early on weekends to scour garage sales; you may find treasure in other people's trash.
Tell Your Story
Now that videocams are so inexpensive and even smartphones are equipped with them, why not spend some time to record how you met, recount memorable moments in your lives, show and describe a place you love, and simply talk from the heart about the things and people who matter most to you? Schedule time to make the recordings, save them, and burn them onto a DVD or flash drive. They could make a wonderful accompaniment to holiday gifts for the family.
Have Happy Feet
If the last time you danced was at your wedding, inject some "Dancing with the Stars" glamour into your life. It doesn't matter whether you want to line dance, do freestyle disco, or learn a sexy tango. Getting up and getting moving will improve overall health and can be a sensual experience.