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Benefits of Being In a Great Relationship - What Do You Get From All You Give?

Updated on April 1, 2012

Benefits of a Relationship

Recently, I wrote an article called Benefits of Being Single for all of my single friends out there. However, there are also some great advantages to being in a relationship and that's what this article is about.

There are a lot of great benefits and advantages of being in a relationship with someone who you love. The few main benefits listed below are just the beginning. As you spend more and more time with your partner, you'll realize there's nearly an infinite number of benefits that go along with being in a relationship. 

Someone to Talk to

One of the benefits of being in a relationship is having someone to share anything with.  You can (or at least should be able to) trust your boyfriend or girlfriend with anything.  It's nice having someone that you can tell anything to and who will listen.

If you're having a bad day, you can vent your frustrations to them and they will at least happily listen and comfort you, if not provide some great insight and advice.

Maybe sometimes you just feel lonely and you need someone to comfort you.  Having a boyfriend or girlfriend is a really great thing at moments like this.

They'll love you tons, because you will be doing the same things for them whenever they need it.  I never would have guessed it, but having someone trust you and vent their frustrations to you about life actually feels really good!

My pretty girlfriend Maren
My pretty girlfriend Maren

Someone to Go Out With

If you've ever gone out to eat or went to the cinema by yourself, you know how awkward it feels.  Especially at certain fancy restaurants where they are normally meant for couples or families.  I know I felt awkward when I went to a Chinese buffet by myself once.  It seemed like everyone else came with someone other than themselves and I felt like I was getting strange looks. 

It it is much nicer to have boyfriend or girlfriend you can take with you to do things like this, because:

  1. It feels less awkward.
  2. It's fun to share those experiences with someone who you care about and love.

Everything in general is more fun with a partner.  Going to the park, working out, hiking, playing video games, movies, restaurants and going for walks can all double in entertainment value when you are accompanied by someone you love.


If you haven't already done it, kissing is great fun. It's hard to explain why, cause really all you are doing is just slobbering all over each other. On second thoughts, it sounds completely disgusting.

However, for some reason it feels amazing. Maybe it's the emotional connection that you and your partner feel when you kiss. It's like it takes what you were already feeling and amplifies it by one hundred.

If you haven't tried it, get a girlfriend or a boyfriend and give it a shot!  If it's your first time, don't worry how bad you might suck at it.  You'll get better with time.


One of my all time favorite parts of being in a relationship is cuddling. Do you remember when you were young and you had that nice big, warm teddy bear that you always used to cuddle with? Take that feeling and multiply it by ten and that's how good cuddling feels to me.

The great thing about cuddling is that it takes absolutely no energy.  You just lay there cuddling up against each other and relaxing.  You don't even have to talk, if you are too tired.  This is a great way of continuing to bond with you partner when you both run out of ideas of things to talk about or are just too tired to do anything else. 

It's also a very fun thing to do with your partner when you're watching movies or TV!


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    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Interesting hub on relationship benefits. I didn't quite buy into the description of kissing as I think I'd give it up if that was how it felt. Very amusing. Enjoyed your hub.

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      SpiffyD 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      It's funny that people do all those things with friends now. Benefits of relationships might have to go as far as tax benefits (married couples) and all the benefits of co-habiting in general. I suppose that's "progress." :) Interesting hub.

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      Erin Bower 6 years ago from Georgia

      These are all very true. I have eaten at a restaurant, gone to a concert and viewed a movie alone before. It is definitely awkward, but when I lived in a different city, I didn't have many friends, so I went by myself. I didn't want to not enjoy anything just because I didn't have many companions or someone to date. This is a useful article that will probably succeed for a younger audience. I voted it up and useful!

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      jaredbangerter 6 years ago from New York City

      Agreed. :] Thank you for the nice feedback.

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      QudsiaP1 6 years ago

      Hahaha, I enjoyed reading this; specially the bit about your definition about kissing, lol.

      Honestly whether one is in a relationship or not; one should never forget their individuality. :)