Date Ideas for the Adventurer
Dinner, movie, home. Bar, movie, home. Mini golf, bar, home. The usual date ideas can get boring. Even throwing a random activity into the mix sometimes isn’t quite enough for some people. So instead of falling back onto the old standbys, why not take a look into something new and adventurous? Whether it’s your first date or you’re celebrating your 20th anniversary, these thrilling ideas will give you experiences you can tell the (current or eventual) grandkids about.
Dancing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of “adventure,” but that simply means you haven’t been doing it right. Going to a “salsa night” at your local restaurant-turned-dance hall after hours isn’t going to cut it. Do it properly by taking a few lessons, whether privately or through community ed, and then find a club. Grab your partner, make your way onto the dance floor, and show the other patrons how it’s done. Besides the great workout the dance itself provides, the adrenaline from performing a routine you’ve practiced so hard will leave you breathless.
When you think of snorkeling, you probably think of cruise ships or enormous, expensive, all-inclusive resorts. It doesn’t have to be that way, though. Places within the United States offer great chances to see creatures from under the sea, such as Palm Beach snorkeling. Find a tour that’s local and create an experience for the two of you that you’re unlikely to forget anytime soon. How many people can say they saw the beauty of a reef on their first date, or got up close and personal with a sea turtle on their 50th date?
The best part of dating is getting to know someone through shared experiences. What better way to find out who a person really is than through an activity that brings you to new heights, provides unbeatable views, and expects you to sign a waiver before you jump off a tall platform? A plethora of options are available, regardless of where you live, and each offers its own unique setup. Check for height, customer satisfaction reviews, and whether they have a way to record what is sure to be a reaction made for social media, or the wedding slideshow.
Surfing or snowboarding
Depending on your location, this gnarly sport or its cold-weather counterpart will be the cure for the couple stuck in a dating rut. While snowboarding requires a bit more, each of these needs minimal equipment to be done safely, and both activities have instructors available. And while you won’t physically be together as you’re flying down the slopes or riding the next big wave, the conversation and bond it will spark at the ski lodge or beach afterwards will be worth the wait.
The best part about this death-defying date is that it can take place almost anywhere. Does your date prefer the wild great outdoors? What about a gym with an indoor version to prepare you both for the real thing? Or maybe you both want to see your city from a different angle so fast that you won’t have time to be scared? Zip lining could be a thrilling date that gets you out of your comfort zone and closer to the world around you. Pay attention to local festivals and even look at your local amusement parks for the chance to feel like you’re taking on the world with your partner.
Grab your helmet, your dancing shoes, and all the courage you have, and set out for something more fun than ever before. The movies can wait; adventure is calling.