Do you want to go on a romantic getaway, but movies and candlelight dinners seem a bit too cliched? Have you thought about exploring the outdoors? Well, in this case, hiking can be a great dating idea where it’s only the two of you with beautiful scenery and no distractions.
Here are seven reasons why hiking is the best dating idea ever:
1. It’s a wonderful adventure
Don’t you think anything that gets your heart racing is a perfect date idea? Hiking shows off the adventurous side of you and you can come off looking like a fun person that they can explore the world with.
Not to mention the stunning scenery that serves as a romantic backdrop (at no cost!).
2. Time to get physical (the respectful way of course!)
It’s not the sort of “creepy physical” you’re picturing right now. If you’re just starting out dating this person, you may not be putting in a lot of physical touches. Hiking, on the other hand, offers you the opportunities for natural touch without crossing boundaries.
When crossing a stream or overcoming obstacles, you should lend a helping hand. You can touch each other’s arms or shoulders when pointing out wildlife. Try to express interest while being polite at the same time.
3. Be romantic
Go the extra mile and consider having a picnic in the valley beneath a stunning mountain, near, a tranquil creek, or a waterfall along the trail. Whether or not you stop for a picnic, the beauty of nature will inspire romance. Take a break and enjoy a little food and conversation under a shady tree or any available gazebo.
Bukit Jugra, Selangor is a good place to start off your first date.
4. It’s all about the happy chemicals
Physical activity is proven to release happy chemicals (serotonin, dopamine, and endorphins) – and that includes hiking! These chemicals promote positive feelings, including happiness and pleasure. This means your date is more likely to remember this day out fondly and have a positive impression of you. The same goes for you!
5. Hiking is free!
It’s not cheap to date! Dinners and entertainment costs add up quickly. Hiking, on the other hand, is a free activity that provides opportunities to get to know each other. What more do you want?
Yes, you could still go with the old classic of dinner and a movie. Perhaps you might spice things up a little with a concert or an art show. But do you really want to spend so much money and an entire evening unsure if your date would enjoy the activities you’ve planned? If not, it’s a perfect way to squander a few hundred ringgit while appearing boring and snobby.
Taking a hike, on the other hand, allows you and your date to get to know each other in a low-pressure setting before making arrangements that involve a significant amount of time and money. This relieves both of you of the burden of feeling compelled to stay when there are no expenses incurred.
A recommended hiking spot would be in Bukit Kledang, Ipoh, Perak. It’s beautiful and everything’s free from parking to entry!
6. You have the power to shape your date
Since you’ll both be moving and facing the same direction on a hike, there’ll be less pressure to maintain perfect eye contact, and there will be enough distractions in your environment that you won’t be continuously looking for new topics to talk about. If things are going well and the conversation is flowing freely, you will find a quiet spot to sit across from each other and talk.
Have a picnic to make it even better. You can skip this part if things aren’t going well, but if you and your date seem to have chemistry, find a flat spot, lay down a blanket, and enjoy some food and chat.
7. Photos, selfies and videos
The forest is the ideal location for stunning selfies and photographs. To increase the number of likes on your most recent profile photo, take advantage of the lovely, adventurous backgrounds, smiling faces, and good moods. You won’t have to rely on Instagram filters to make your photos look good anymore!
We all know that the quality of selfies taken together is the foundation of a contemporary relationship. We assure you that whatever place you choose to hike, will assist you in dealing with this situation.
Conclusion: just have fun!
Hiking can be the best dating idea as long as you and your date are likely to enjoy each other’s company and prepare for it. This is meant to be a time to connect with each other so plan for some good conversation, amazing views, and some hand-holding while you connect in nature. With some careful planning and a little luck, the hike might land you the much-coveted second date.
However, no matter how good you might want to look for each other, always make sure the clothing you are wearing is safe and practical.
Whatever you decide, remember to have fun and take it easy with the hiking date!