Active individuals seek partners who share their love for the outdoors, whether climbing mountains, watersports, or ziplining. Adventure dating, where singles connect over outdoor activities, has become popular for those seeking an active and adventurous partner.
Travel and tourism companies understand how exciting it can be to adventure with a significant other and are capitalizing on that like mad. The trend of seeking adventure and connecting with nature is rising among couples as they move away from traditional experiences such as luxury dinners and beach vacations.
The importance of fresh adventures
One of the most important things to do in any relationship is to try and keep things fresh and vibrant. Your first date is your one opportunity to make a first impression that will last long in the memory.
And, if you’ve been together a while, it’s a great chance to reconnect and bring excitement into your relationship. Keeping date nights fresh and regular will help grow your emotional connection to your significant other and keep your relationship alive.
Whether planning a first date with an outdoorsy person or a long-overdue date night with your spouse, here are some exciting date ideas to consider.
1. Horseback riding
If your person is into horseback riding, but you’ve never been (even if it scares you a little), trying it might be a good idea. There’s probably a free first lesson somewhere near you. And, even if you have to spend some money, it’s a great date.
2. Try an escape room
Not for the faint-hearted but for the quick-minded, trying to escape from an escape room is a great way to know how your prospective partner thinks. Are they hyper-logical and quick-minded? Do they welcome a challenge? Are they a team-player? All of that and more can be discovered inside an escape room.
3. Go for a hike
Hiking is something that most people can appreciate. If your want-to-be-lover appreciates the outdoors, a good hike is a great way to spend a date. Whether climbing a strenuous mountain to the peak, or a shorter, more accessible woodland trail, that view and hug or kiss at the end of a long slog through the woods is sure to live long in the memory for both of you.
4. Walk around a farmer’s market
A great way to spend a summer’s morning is a stroll around your favorite local farmer’s market. Grab your favorite pastry, artisan coffee, and maybe some fresh produce for dinner. Showing them around your local farmer’s market and introducing them to some local vendors is a great way to establish the person with your community.
5. Go axe throwing
While not outside, exploring axe throwing is the perfect way to spend a chilly wintry day. Couple it with a beer or whiskey tasting at the bar and dinner afterward, and you’ll have an excellent day indoors.
6. Take an archery class
In the same lieu as axe throwing, but taking you outside, archery is cool, right? While you’re unlikely to be channeling your inner knight, archery can be a great way to try something new and unique.
7. Enjoy a comedy show
I’m sure there are some hidden comedic talents in your local area. Maybe they hang out at the local comedy club on Thursday nights and perform for 30 or 40 people. One great way to encourage their growth and have a great time with your date is to take in a comedy show together.
It’ll show you their sense of humor and whether your significant other has a compatible sense of humor with you. Laughing at life’s challenges is an essential aspect of any relationship.
Active experience impact on workplaces
Today, many businesses use them as a way to boost team morale, improve communication, and foster a sense of camaraderie among team members. For example, companies may organize team-building retreats or offsite activities that involve outdoor adventures like hiking, rock climbing, or even white water rafting.
These experiences allow team members to bond over shared challenges and experiences and encourage them to step out of their comfort zones and develop new skills. As the importance of workplace culture and employee engagement continues to grow, incorporating active experiences into the work environment can be a valuable tool for businesses looking to create a positive and productive workplace culture.
Doing something different or unique for date night will also keep you and your significant other on the edge of your seats together, and you’ll remember that time you went bungee jumping or rode bikes around your local trails all day, far more than you will that caviar or $100 steak.
So, if you’ve been searching for that perfectly adventurous first date idea, draw inspiration from this list. Or, if you’re already in a relationship and are looking to spice things up a bit, consider choosing one of these list items that may help brighten up an otherwise dull date night.