Relationship Advice From a Super-Couple

Men's Health |

Ryan Botha and Gina Goldsmith have been together for about a year and a half. This is how they keep the spark

How did you two meet and how long have you guys been dating for?

We met at a friend’s 21st. Then after three months we bumped into each other randomly at a hospital and got chatting. We’ve been together ever since.

How do you make sure that you don’t take the other person for granted?

I think having good communication with each other and always saying if one partner feels taken for granted helps us stay in check. Also going out of our way to do little things to make each other smile helps.

What do you do to stay in love with one another?

When you feel love for your partner we don’t think you need to do anything to make sure you stay in love. You just are!

You’re both in the public eye, how do you beat jealousy?

We think a little bit of jealousy is healthy as long as its in control. With both of us being in the industry we know what its about and we trust each other.

Is there any extra strain from being in a public relationship?

Any strain would have to be being away from each other for certain periods of time. Knowing we both in this for the long haul makes it a lot easier.

What have you learned from each other?

From Ryan I have definitely had to learn to have a lot more patience. Although I’m still very impatient I’m a lot better than I used to be! And Gina has taught me to think before I speak. I’ve learnt words are hurtful and can’t be taken back.

What are your relationship secrets?

We try to make a lot of time for each other and always think of the other person before making decisions. A strong relationship has two people who make important decisions together.

What’s the best way to reignite that spark when things start to fade?

When we want to spice things up we always try something different. Whether it be a new activity, a trip somewhere or whatever. Or something kinky.