Sometimes a candlelit dinner for Valentine’s Day is just so blasé. Everyone does it, and unless your significant other likes that tradition, most people aren’t excited by the same old shtick. What makes a relationship exciting is skipping the same old same old.
Instead you should be doing new and exciting things to keep the fire going. But remember, you don’t have to do it on Valentine’s Day. Do it around Valentine’s Day. Sometimes it’s best to just give them a card with a handmade ticket inside. Heck, you can give it to them while you go out to that candlelit dinner.
But somethings needs to go on that ticket. So here are 6 adrenaline-filled Valentine's Day ideas.
Nothing says, “I love you,” like screaming, “I love you,” as you plummet to the earth. Take a leap with your sweetheart that is sure to get your hearts pounding. There are two ways you can jump: the first is the traditional way, a.k.a. one at a time. But, you could jump tandem. Tandem is where you both go down together. So get together and jump as one.
One of the best marriage proposals I’ve ever seen was when two of my friends got engaged while zip lining. Now, while you don’t have to go that far (unless you want to), consider the fact that it’s usually in a beautiful location and it’s just as chest pounding good as bungee jumping. So do your best Tarzan and Jane impression as you fly through the air.
I know, there’s already one activity on this list that has you hurtling to Earth, but skydiving is in a class of its own. Believe it or not, it’s also one of the safest. So when you jump out of that plane, think about the amazing story you’ll have to tell about your Valentine’s Day adventure. First time jumpers will be jumping tandem with an instructor who is USPA certified. Skydiving gives a whole new meaning to the phrase, “Like birds of a feather, we flock together.”
Go Bumper Carting
If you’re looking for a way to have a smashing time as a couple, go bumper carting. Behind the wheel of this little tiny automobile, you can bump and bash into things to your hearts content. Maybe you can race each other, or maybe you can see which one spins around first. It doesn’t matter. You’ll find a fun time on the track that is hard to find elsewhere. There’s some great relationship advice in there too: Sometimes you go in the same direction, sometimes you bump into each other, but you always have fun.
Indoor rock climbing experience is like dancing the tango: it takes two. One person stays grounded (they hold the rope) while the other climbs to the top. At each leg of the journey, your partner supports your climb. And once you’ve gone as high as you can (hopefully to the top!), you two switch positions. You become the belayer, and they become the climber. The best part is it doesn’t even matter if neither of you have ever climbed before. But it will matter that you could only do it together.
Now, if neither of you have ever been rock climbing, it is likely that a trained instructor will belay for you or you’ll be using an auto-belayer. But don’t let that dissuade you. The journey to the top is pretty awesome.
Ride a Roller Coaster
And I don’t mean, “Just going to Disneyland.” I mean go to a theme park that really gets your blood pumping. It has to have roller coasters. The coasters have you spin you upside down, turn you sideways, and have you grinning like a mad man while screaming with fear and joy. The bigger they are, the better it is. If you don’t have a place nearby that has coasters, a day at an amusement park would be fun as well.
Hopefully these Valentine's Day ideas inspire you to make your February 14th a truly special day.