The hard part of the job is already done. You’ve gotten his or her number, somehow held together a decent conversation and didn’t make yourself look like too much of a fool. The first date went smoothly and shocking to everyone that knows you, the person of interest wants to see you again. So…what exactly are you going to do? That is the hard part. No one wants to go on the same old dates anymore and doing so will quickly limit your chances at dates three, four, five and on down the line. If you want to think outside the box, switch things around and take them some where they haven’t been: look up.
Strap yourself into a harness and life up the dream that we all had when we were younger of wanting to be on the show “American Gladiators.” YouTube it if you don’t know, but anyway. Rock climbing has become an interesting date choice for people looking to get out together and do something different rather than watching a movie in silence or avoiding the awkward pauses over dinner. The fear of climbing ridiculous heights indoors and the accomplishment of being able to reach the type brings people together while creating some solid memories for conversations down the line.
Now, before you start with the “I’m out of shape,” excuses – remember, you don’t have to be a speed climber to enjoy having a date at your local rock climbing spot. The trained, at least they should be trained; staff will gladly assist you in climbing the wall at your own pace. Many facilities offer free introductory classes with an instructor to help you out the whole way. Even if they don’t, rock climbing is an inexpensive way to get out and get active together, which has become a new practice during dating.
Finding a rock climbing facility is quick and painless as many cities have developed at least one location for scaling enthusiasts. While a Google search is how we always start looking for something online; be sure to check out the reviews, their websites and Facebook pages to compare prices, packages and services. Some places have been known to charge more for visiting their location and you can find similar if not better services at other venues.
Don’t be afraid to try out rock climbing as an opportunity to go on an interesting date. Even if it doesn’t work out, you’ll give that person a story that they can link to you for a decent memory and sometimes that just as good.