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Why hiking is a great first date idea

Hiking dates for couples

Dating can be tricky sometimes, and coming up with great date ideas can be even harder. If you love the outdoors, why not consider a hiking date?

A hiking date is a unique alternative to dinner and a movie. When you want to do something different on a first date, hiking is a great way to spend quality time together.

8 reasons a hiking date is a great idea

Hiking can show that you are active, fun-loving, and enjoy being in nature. A hiking date can also be romantic, and nothing is more enjoyable than being surrounded by nature’s beauty while getting to know your date. Below are eight reasons why hiking is a great first date idea.

1. Hiking provides a sense of adventure

Hiking shows your adventurous side as you explore new things with your date. The landscapes and wildlife you encounter will be something you discover together. You’re bound to see something new, even if you’ve been to the trail a hundred times. Take your time smelling the flowers, watching the birds and admiring nature.

2. Hiking promotes romance and physical contact

The hike allows for physical contact with your date. Give a hand to cross a stream or climb a log. You can touch a shoulder or an arm while pointing out the wildlife along the trail. You can have a romantic picnic by a lake, a waterfall or a field under a majestic mountain. Even if you don’t stop for a picnic, the beauty of nature can inspire romance.

3. Hiking promotes communication

Conversation can fall flat at dinner, resulting in awkward silences. On a hiking date, you have the advantage of being on an adventure together. Your hiking experiences naturally encourage conversation as you gaze at nature and enjoy its beauty together.

4. It shows you care about being healthy

You don’t have to be in great shape to hike. However, it will tell your date that you are in modest shape. A hiking date shows that you care about your physical health. It is essential to find someone in good health who matches yours. If you fall in love with someone, you want them to be healthy so they can stay with you for a long time.

5. Hiking releases happy chemicals

Hiking releases serotonin, dopamine and endorphins. These chemicals make you happy, improve your mood and increase your energy. Your mate will feel a positive connection to you and will likely remember the date fondly.

6. Hiking reduces distractions

Lots of date ideas, like movies, concerts, and sporting events, can get in the way of getting to know each other. Hiking promotes conversation and interaction. Hiking dates also reduce distractions on your phone.

7. Hiking creates memories

A hiking date is unique and different. You may forget which movie or restaurant you visited, but the hike with the romantic picnic is memorable. A hiking date gives you the opportunity to make a great first impression.

8. Hiking is cheap

Dating can be expensive. A concert, dinner, movie or other activity can cost hundreds of dollars and is probably not a good opportunity to communicate. The hike is free or affordable and often costs nothing more than parking fees and the food and drink you bring on the trail.

Tips for a Successful Backpacking Date

  • Expect to see what the weather is like. You don’t want to hike on a hot or rainy day.
  • Don’t start your hike too late in the day. You don’t want to get lost in the dark.
  • Take a short trail that won’t take more than several hours.
  • Hike to a waterfall or an area with great views. It can make it more romantic.
  • Bring a picnic. If you don’t plan to eat on the hike, let your partner know so they can eat before the hike.
  • Let your date know the difficulty of the trail, so they know what to expect.
  • Let a family member or friend know who you are with and where you are hiking.

What to bring on a hike

Not having the right gear and essentials can make for a horrible date. Make sure you and your date have the proper hiking shoes, clothing, and a backpack to carry some important things to make your hiking date comfortable, fun, and safe.

Consider packing the following items on your hike date:

  • Water bottles or hydration pack
  • First aid kit
  • Solar cream
  • insect repellent
  • Snack or picnic
  • Compass
  • Trail map with a backup copy on your phone
  • Jacket in case it gets cold
  • Flashlight in case it gets dark

Watch the YouTube video: The 10 Essentials – Never hike without them. The educational video below outlines the ten items you should bring on a hike to stay safe.

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