Intellectual intimacy is connecting beyond just the physical and emotional levels. When two people stimulate and enrich each other’s minds for a stable and healthy love environment, it means the relationship has a high scope for intellectual intimacy. Often couples found to have a higher percentage of intellectual connection are said to be happier as minds of the same value work well together. Here are some ways to build intellectual intimacy in relationships.
Share similar interests and attitude
Cultivating a relationship where you and your partner have shared interests becomes highly beneficial. Viewing the word in the same manner and having similar opinions about news, debate etc. makes up for a very strong bond, and most importantly a large amount of support.
Books are the best way to enrich minds and strengthen vocabulary. And in all honesty, there’s no best way than to bond by reading old-school romantic books together. Having a weekly book club is the best way to get intellectually closer. You and your partner should prefer to pick out books of the same genre together.
And by movies, we don’t mean a funny rom-com but a thrilling, mysterious one. Watch movies that help both your minds to work and anticipate the outcome. It doesn’t have to always include the heavy portions, but light-weight comedies are also a good choice to bond intellectually.
Come in terms with each other’s values
Many couples disagree a lot when it comes to political views and opinions. However, if you both try to share the same values and notions about honesty, fairness, rights etc. the intimacy increases. Experts believe that partners are more attracted to each other when they both share the same thoughts.
Talking about past experiences
Talking about past experiences can release of a lot of built-up insecurity, stress and anxiety. If you have had a hurtful past, talking and being open about it will help you and your partner to further bond. That exact moment of vulnerability is so immense that make you and your partner feel closer than ever.