No one wants to fall into a dreaded relationship rut, and although you don't have to worry about that happening in the beginning stages, it's still a good idea to do what you can to ensure you steer clear of monotony (like getting takeout from the same place every Friday night). The best way to avoid a rut is to keep things as interesting as possible and consistently try new things together. Routines aren't all bad, but it's when you find yourself doing the same things week in and week out that you run the risk of relationship boredom.
- Try new places to eat and go for coffee.
- Try at least one new date idea every month (something that neither of you has done).
- Make meals you've never tried.
- Take day trips to towns or cities you've never been to.