Ah, those delightful first dates – or perhaps that’s not so? Is it just us at Avalanche Adventure or have these special moments become more than just a little monotonous lately?
With so much at our disposal these days, don’t both you and your date certainly deserve something better than grabbing a few drinks or sitting in some cafe sipping on a cup of coffee?
Don’t you do that with your other friends or even on your own during your lunch break at work? When put like that, this standard dating approach really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be after all.
Don’t get us wrong, a coffee date was once considered to be an ideal yet low-key way of having effortless conversations and it was everyone’s go-to date. But it has now become pretty lukewarm in the dating stakes and you have probably realised by now that you need to up your game if you’re going to impress your date!
Besides, when the two of you could do something completely out-of-the-box, why do the same thing that so many couples around the world are doing and have been doing for decades?
Dating doesn’t always have to be ‘coffee and a bite to eat”, nor does it have to make you feel bored either. And if you’ve been looking for some mind-boggling first date ideas, then the team at Avalanche Adventure is here to launch you into uber success in your dating efforts.
In this blog, we’ve put together 8 super ‘let’s get to know each other but not get bored whilst doing it’ type of dates that’ll for sure help you come out of your comfort zone and have the both of you bonding over the experience.
Be it your first or nth date, make use of these ideas because they truly are incredible.
Go to a live music concert
One thing, apart from coffee, that’s widely loved by everyone is of course music! So, why not check out some of the bars in your vicinity which play some soothing countryside music or host jazz unplugged nights? Live music with an upbeat vibe or appealing ambience is the perfect recipe for sweet, long conversations and fun dancing sessions.
Have a DIY wine tasting sesh
Of course, it’s super fun to have a wine tasting sesh in a restaurant or wine shop. But do you really hold onto to the deets laid on by a sommelier? Also, do you really wish to spend a bomb for just one bottle of wine – Nah, we thought not!
Instead, each one of you could bring one bottle of wine that you prefer the most (perhaps, you could set a price range, to make it even more exciting), go to some park and pretend as if you’re writing a description on the back of those bottles.
Wine isn’t your thing? Well, you could simply try the same with champagne, beer or any other drink that you both like.
Work those muscles rock climbing
If you’re all about thrills and chills, then there’s no better way to wake up the adventure freak within you than going rock climbing.
Now, just because there aren’t any natural habitats close at hand for you to go for an actual rock climbing session, it doesn’t mean that this is off limits. Simply select a place that offers the same kind of experience with artificial walls and sturdy equipment.
Once you’ve mastered the skills of getting past a false wall, maybe a real rock can be the venue for your second or third date!
Sign up for a paintball challenge
Heck yeah, paintball is the most exciting team sport that people are signing up for. What’s more, it’s by far the best method to test a relationship’s excitement level.
Now, you don’t really have to be an Olympian to play this game – a certain level of fitness and sense of adventure is all you need.
So, wear your war suit, bring out your A-game and start shooting to have some ‘colourful’ fun!
Wacky shoes, massive lanes, bar snacks, jugs of beer… to us, this sounds more like the kind of date we’d want to get involved with! But really, when trying to hit it off with a complete stranger, you’ve got to have some greater strategies apart from melding conversation with exciting activities – particularly something that’s absolutely doable irrespective of the skills you have.
For you to make it all the more interesting, you can have a silly bet in place, like a forfeit for whoever gets more gutter balls.
Select an adventure of your liking
There are so many things to do, but so little time. Or rather, it’s a bit tough for you to suss out what exactly your date would like to do.
If you are in the mood to take on something adventurous, make a list of some of the favourite activities you’d like to try on a date, such as a Quad Bike Safari and Hovercraft experience – then meet up with your date and let them make the call.