If you’ve ever been in love and in a long-term relationship, you know that the grandest, most obvious gestures don’t necessarily prompt some of the most special and magical moments between the two of you.
Sure, the expensive stuff like fancy dinners out, flowers, wine, jewelry, gifts, and other baubles are nice. And who would turn up their nose at a room strewn with rose petals, a surprise trip to Paris, or a bubble bath for two? These kinds of impressive gestures create the element of surprise, and fun stories to make your friends jealous of your partner.
But why is it that these luxuries aren’t necessarily what make up our favorite memories of times spent with the ones we love? If you have a loving, intimate partner, you know that one of the most incredible things about being in love is the way it feels to be together during your quiet, everyday moments. Reading together in bed, taking a walk on a Saturday morning, doing chores together, and simply having someone to sit quietly with and hold hands, are all among the most wonderful relationship moments.
Long term relationships are known for comfort and steadiness, but it’s important to remember that these simple, seemingly unimportant moments are what help to spark the most intense joy that we feel when we’re in love. As humans we slowly invite new loves into our intimate space and, and often, sharing the daily intimacies of life together is what really cements your bond, and creates lasting, special memories of the two of you as a couple. These ten gorgeous photos capture the beauty and essence of what it’s like to be a lovely couple, simply reveling in the joy of being together.
1. The Sleepy Lovers Intertwined: Beautiful Couple
There’s something about the way this happy couple wraps themselves around each other so casually that makes us swoon. When you’ve found the right person, doing anything at all together feels nice, because you just like spending time together. If that’s the way you feel about your partner, then it’s a good guess that you’ve found your ideal relationship.
When you can work, do your art, and relax together all in your pajamas, then it could be a true love relationship. In this intimate photograph, the look on the woman’s face shows pure comfort and bliss when standing next to her partner, and who could ask for anything more?
2. The Best Sunday Morning: Beautiful Couple Breakfast in Bed
Okay, maybe not every single moment you spend as a couple includes blissfully relaxing in a perfectly tousled white duvet cover while kissing romantically over a healthy yet delicious breakfast in bed. But you know what? Sometimes life really does allow for simple, yet indulgent moments like the one shown here in this enticing photograph.
Let’s take a minute and appreciate how wonderful it can be to do something as simple as lay around in bed, snacking on some croissants with the other half of your cute couple. This lovely pair shows us with their relaxed body language, that they are happy and at ease. Jealous? Create this scene with your sweetheart this weekend. All you have to do is make the time.
3. Love is Easy When You’re Also Friends: Engaged Couple at the Beach
We just love the way these two fiancées can curl up together and just have fun. Honestly, who else out there knows how comfortable you have to be with a partner to just relax on their lap and not worry that you’re squishing them? Let’s just say it takes an intimate couple to pull off this photo pose without looking awkward, and this lovely duo definitely manages it.
Spending time in the sun together is never bad for a relationship, and these two know that. Sweet, nautical duds allow this cute couple to keep cool and relax.
4. Finding Love in Unexpected Places: Cute Couple in Love
Like we said before, a real love relationship involves more than drinking champagne together while watching the sunset, and dancing the tango. Real relationship moments include getting work done! This cute couple knows how to keep life exciting by combining work and play at the laundromat. You have to grab life where you can find it!
Almost anyone who has been young and in love knows that in the throes of a new happy relationship, it can be all too easy to start to neglect everything and everyone else in your life in favor of spending time with your partner. Healthy and lasting lovers will eventually find a way to get their butts in gear, and learn to turn the not-so-fun parts of life into special memories, by getting them done together.
5. Hand in Hand Down the Path of Life: Couple Traveling Together
Have you ever heard the old saying that travel is the best schooling there is in life? Yeah, well this life truth extends to cover love relationships as well. Traveling with the other half of your cute couple is an incredible way to learn more about each other, and the world around you.
Taking trips together can also assist happy couples in enjoying lots of wonderful, intimate time together, without totally turning inward and ignoring the rest of the world outside. Want a quick, enjoyable way to tighten your bond with your loved one? Try taking a trip somewhere new. Learning about that place together will bring you even closer than before.
6. Taking Time Out for a Quick Relationship Moment: Pretty Couple in Love
Seeing the happiness on this girl’s face (and the love and intimacy in his embrace) is such an inspiration. We all know that happy couples in love want to show the world that they’ve found each other, and how happy they make each other.
This beautiful photograph captures the way that life’s special, dress-up moments can become even more special when you’re with the one you love.
7. Life’s Always a Treat With You: Dancing in the Rain Happy Couple
Traveling together, relaxing together, and getting work done together are definitely important long term relationship moments, but none of those wonderful things can last if you don’t learn to be kind and enjoy each other’s company and support even when things get tricky.
The way this lovely couple turns something that could be a bummer, like getting rained on, into a moment of fun, excitement, and togetherness, shows that they have what it takes to be happy together forever. They make getting caught in an afternoon rainstorm look like a ton of fun.
8. This Cute Couple Knows How to Have Fun: Young Wild Couple in Love
This casual, fun duo is the epitome of being young and in love, no? An easy, relaxed California style allows these lovebirds to take their quest for great relationship moments outside and into the sun.
The summer-of-love is upon us again for happy couples. And if you’re going to be in love, why not do so in the great outdoors for all to see?
9. Take Your Love Outside and Show it Off! Happy Couple Nature Walk
There is nothing quite so natural as spending time with your loved ones camping and hiking in the great outdoors. The cute couple featured here radiates love and adventure — two ingredients in a surefire recipe for creating lasting memories of wholesome relationship moments. And if you’re going to be roughing it in the woods, you might as well look stylish doing it!
This lovely couple’s Pacific Northwest style is practical yet cool, and they certainly make being outdoors seem like a great way to put a fun-loving spark into your relationship.
10. Sometimes Love is Silly: Lovely Couple at the Beach
The couple that plays together stays together. Letting loose and being silly is a terrific way to create a lasting feeling of bonding in your relationship. Sun, water, bathing suits and pina coladas? Yes, please! This uplifting photo reminds us how cute couples are when they’re not afraid to be their weirdest, zaniest selves in front of each other.
It’s not surprising that spending time frolicking on the beach is always good for a love relationship. The sun feels good, the cold water is invigorating, and wearing swimsuits puts maximum skin on display. This photograph is more than just a vacation snapshot because it reminds us that simple pleasures are the best for creating great relationship moments.