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How to Plan a Killer Adventure Date

Adrenaline-pumping hangout sessions with your lady can be a huge turn on—or a total bust. Learn how to pull it off.

Test The Waters

When you're ready to plan your first active date opt for something you’re both familiar with and that you do often, like running or hiking, Hartman says. Get your heart thumping, but nothing too intense. Then if that goes well, you can work your way up to paddle boarding...and then swimming with sharks.

Pick The Right Time For The Rush

It’s OK to go for an adrenaline-pumping activity by the third or fourth date as long as you feel confident she is up for it. Bungee jumping is a great option since it’s somewhat dangerous but doesn't require skill, putting you both on an even playing field, Hartman says. If the bungee thing doesn’t appeal to her, try something like kayaking, horseback riding, or even karaoke. “Any date where you aren’t fully in control gives you a rush and creates a bonding effect,” Lorraine says.

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Hold Off On Surfing Or Snowboarding

Sports that require a lot of patience to learn can be frustrating and awkward when you’re newly dating.  “Surfing is a tough sport and most people look silly when they try it, so it’s best left for couples who know each other well,” Hartman says. If you’re really set on surfing or skiing, plan it as a group date. That way, no one will feel put on the spot.

 

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