Valentine’s Day is a great time to get together with the ones we love and show them how much we truly care about them. If you’re getting tired of the usual dates, try an active date this Valentine’s Day to suit your active lifestyle. Whether you’ve been with someone for years or having a first date, active date options can be an exciting change up from the usual movie night.
Organizing an Active Date
Although most of us usually think of dinner and a movie when organizing a date, that isn’t always the healthiest option – or the most exciting. An active date can change up your routine, and give you the opportunity to get to know someone in a different light. Here are a few considerations to keep in mind when planning an active date:
What are their interests?
When organizing an active date, it’s always important to keep the other person in mind. If you’re a marathon running, but your potential date is more into water sports, they aren’t going to appreciate participating in a 5k together.
What is their activity level?
Also, take activity level into consideration. If your date doesn’t lead an active lifestyle, then choose an activity like bowling or laser tag that focuses more on fun.
How long have you known them?
Consider how long you’ve known the other person as well. Planning an active date for a long-term relationship is very different from a first time encounter. If you’ve been dating for a while, you should know your significant other’s comfort zone. When planning an active first date, it’s important to remember not to go too big, too soon.
Active Date Examples
You don’t have to be covered in sweat – and you might not want to be – to enjoy an active date. Active dates can be anything that gets your heart rate up! Struggling to come up with ideas? Here are some examples from Augusta Active to help you get started!
- Go bowling, skating or dancing
- Take a hike or a walking tour of the city
- Play laser tag or a sport
- Learn how to rock climb
- Cook a healthy meal together
- Take a workout class
Don’t feel compelled to do the usual dinner date! You can learn a lot about a person when you engage in physical activities together. So lace up your bowling shoes or grab your hiking backpack, and get active together for Valentine’s Day.