Making The Outdoors Even More FunMaking The Outdoors Even More Fun

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Making The Outdoors Even More Fun

When I started hanging out with a few of my old friends from high school, I discovered that they were into extreme sports. They loved motorbiking, skydiving, and rock climbing--all of which scared me to death. Because I was nervous about getting hurt or seriously injured, I decided to act as a spectator the first few times. I realized that they had very particular safety precautions in place, and that they were having the time of their lives. I started joining in, and it made the great outdoors even more enjoyable and exciting. Read more about extreme sports on this blog.

Skydiving As A Date Activity: A Guide

Skydiving is quite the thrill. To many people, it represents the ultimate in confidence and adventurousness. But is skydiving a good date activity? It can be — as long as you take the steps and precautions discussed below.

1. Talk to your date about skydiving before you schedule.

You don't want to schedule a dive, tell your date, and have them respond with fear or horror. As much as you may want to try skydiving, your date might not. Even if you think of them as an adventurous and daring person, skydiving may not be something they are interested in trying; it's not for everyone. They may not express this opinion to you fully unless you ask them, point blank, to go skydiving with you.

There is often a temptation to make a skydiving date a surprise, but this is not a good idea. Save less adventurous activities for surprise dates. If you want to go skydiving with your date, tell them your plans. Ask how they feel about it. Make sure they know you are serious, but that you are open to them saying "no" if they truly do not feel comfortable jumping out of a plane with you. Only schedule your skydiving adventure once you're 100% sure your date actually wants to do it.

2. Confirm that you will be able to dive together, off the same plane.

When you do call to schedule your dive, make sure the company knows you are coming together as a couple and that you want to dive out of the same plane. Otherwise, they might book the two of you separately, since many companies take people up on their own by default. Note that you will not be diving in tandem. Each of you will be attached to a separate instructor as you dive. However, you can jump out of the plane one after the other.

3. Make a day of it.

Skydiving can bring a huge rush of emotions. You won't want to just dive out of a plane together and then go home. Instead, plan on spending some time together after the dive. Go somewhere quiet, like a coffee shop or café, so you can look over photos, talk about the excitement of the dive, and laugh together.

Skydiving can be a great date idea. But you need to make sure your date is truly on board, and that the company knows you want to jump out of the same plane.