Studies have shown that experiencing thrilling or active situations with your partner can boost your love and help your bond by increasing your emotional and physical arousal. Why it works? During activities like this your adrenaline is at a high and you feel a little vulnerable, all leading to some extra loving and bonding action. Here are some new date ideas to make the most of this theory!
1. Take a trip to an amusement park
Ride all the scary rides, scream your lungs out, and kiss at the very top!
2. Go sky diving
Jumping out of a plane? Doesn’t get more thrilling than that! For high-action couples only!
3. Play a sport
Challenge each other to a game of 1:1 basketball, go roller blading, anything that gets your heart rates up and your bods a little sweaty.
4. Spend a day kayaking, jet skiing, or white water rafting
An active day out in the water under the sun, a perfect summer day! Plus most of these activities encourage team-work and communication.
5. Take a trapeze class
There is nothing scarier and more exhilarating than flying through the air and being caught on the other side! Experience it with your partner for all the added love benefits.
6. Rent some bikes
Find a new neighborhood to explore on wheels. This is perfect for adding some fresh conversations to your repertoire.
7. Go for a hike
Hike to the top of mountain and enjoy the pretty view with a small picnic.
8. Race go-karts
Vroom vroom! Throw on a helmet and channel your inner race car driver!
9. Play some laser tag
Challenge each other to a game of laser tag! You’ll get your competitive juices flowing and also have some laughs because who can take themselves all that seriously holding a laser gun? Loser buys ice cream…
10. Go rock climbing
Get some exercise and learn a new skill, as you encourage and spot each other up a mountain! (You can also do this indoors if your feeling a little less daredevil-ish)
11. Take a trip zip-lining
Zip from cable to cable through some beautiful scenery- you’ll feel like Indiana Jones!
12. Try tandem bungee jumping
Get strapped into the bungee harness face-to-face and take the plunge together!
13. Go on a scavenger hunt
Most cities have scavenger hunt services you can sign up to play. Gather together a few other fun couples and race against clock to solve all the clues and be the winning couple!
What are your favorite adrenaline pumping date ideas? We’d love to hear them! Let us know in the comments below.